The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 105 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 83 kDa).
Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
Component C2 which is part of the classical pathway of the complement system is cleaved by activated factor C1 into two fragments: C2b and C2a. C2a, a serine protease, then combines with complement factor 4b to generate the C3 or C5 convertase.
Involvement in disease
Defects in C2 are the cause of complement component 2 deficiency (C2D) [MIM:217000]. A deficiency of the complement classical pathway associated with the development of autoimmune disorders, mainly systemic lupus erythematosus. Skin and joint manifestations are common and renal disease is relatively rare. Patients with complement component 2 deficiency are also reported to have recurrent or invasive infections.
Belongs to the peptidase S1 family. Contains 1 peptidase S1 domain. Contains 3 Sushi (CCP/SCR) domains. Contains 1 VWFA domain.
C2 contains a number of potential glycosylation sites (SwissProt) which may explain its migration at a higher molecular weight than predicted. Furthermore, the 105 kDa band observed is comparable to the molecular weight seen with other commercially available antibodies this target.
ICC/IF image of ab77498 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% PFA 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 (ab77498, 5µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 Goat anti-Rabbit 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. This antibody also gave a positive result in 100% Methanol fixed (5 min) HeLa cells at 5µg/ml.