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Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 46 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 37 kDa).
Use a concentration of 10 µg/ml.
FunctionAppears to be required for normal postnatal skeletal growth and cartilage homeostasis.
Tissue specificityPredominant expression in adult kidney and testis and fetal kidney. Weaker expression found in placenta, ovary, prostate and small intestine. Also expressed in skeletally-derived cells such as synoviocytes and articular cartilage chondrocytes.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in WISP3 are the cause of progressive pseudorheumatoid arthropathy of childhood (PPAC) [MIM:208230]. PPAC is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by stiffness and swelling of joints, motor weakness and joint contractures. Signs and symptoms of the disease develop typically between three and eight years of age. This progressive disease is a primary disorder of articular cartilage with continued cartilage loss and destructive bone changes with aging.
ICC/IF image of ab103263 stained MCF-7 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody ab103263 at 10µg/ml overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was DyLight® 488 goat anti- rabbit (ab96899) IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.
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