Key features and details
- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- Rabbit monoclonal [EPR2987(2)(ABC)(B)] to C3 / C3a - BSA and Azide free
- Suitable for: WB, IP
- Reacts with: Human
Product nameAnti-C3 / C3a antibody [EPR2987(2)(ABC)(B)] - BSA and Azide free
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DescriptionRabbit monoclonal [EPR2987(2)(ABC)(B)] to C3 / C3a - BSA and Azide free
Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IPmore details
Unsuitable for: Flow Cyt,ICC or IHC-P
Species reactivityReacts with: Human
Synthetic peptide within Human C3/ C3a aa 850-950. The exact sequence is proprietary.
Database link: P01024
- Human plasma, fetal liver, fetal kidney, HepG2 and Human milk lysates.
ab242042 is the carrier-free version of ab171080 This format is designed for use in antibody labeling, including fluorochromes, metal isotopes, oligonucleotides, enzymes.
Our carrier-free formats are supplied in a buffer free of BSA, sodium azide and glycerol for higher conjugation efficiency.
Use our conjugation kits for antibody conjugates that are ready-to-use in as little as 20 minutes with <1 minute hands-on-time and 100% antibody recovery: available for fluorescent dyes, HRP, biotin and gold.
Ab242042 is compatible with the Maxpar® Antibody Labeling Kit from Fluidigm.
Maxpar® is a trademark of Fluidigm Canada Inc.
Mouse, Rat: We have preliminary internal testing data to indicate this antibody may not react with these species. Please contact us for more information.
This product is a recombinant monoclonal antibody, which offers several advantages including:
- - High batch-to-batch consistency and reproducibility
- - Improved sensitivity and specificity
- - Long-term security of supply
- - Animal-free production
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C. Do Not Freeze.
Storage bufferpH: 7.2
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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab242042 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|WB||Use at an assay dependent concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 187 kDa.|
|IP||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
FunctionC3 plays a central role in the activation of the complement system. Its processing by C3 convertase is the central reaction in both classical and alternative complement pathways. After activation C3b can bind covalently, via its reactive thioester, to cell surface carbohydrates or immune aggregates.
Derived from proteolytic degradation of complement C3, C3a anaphylatoxin is a mediator of local inflammatory process. In chronic inflammation, acts as a chemoattractant for neutrophils (By similarity). It induces the contraction of smooth muscle, increases vascular permeability and causes histamine release from mast cells and basophilic leukocytes.
C3-beta-c: Acts as a chemoattractant for neutrophils in chronic inflammation.
Acylation stimulating protein: adipogenic hormone that stimulates triglyceride (TG) synthesis and glucose transport in adipocytes, regulating fat storage and playing a role in postprandial TG clearance. Appears to stimulate TG synthesis via activation of the PLC, MAPK and AKT signaling pathways. Ligand for C5AR2. Promotes the phosphorylation, ARRB2-mediated internalization and recycling of C5AR2 (PubMed:8376604, PubMed:2909530, PubMed:9059512, PubMed:10432298, PubMed:15833747, PubMed:16333141, PubMed:19615750).
Tissue specificityPlasma. The acylation stimulating protein (ASP) is expressed in adipocytes and released into the plasma during both the fasting and postprandial periods.
Involvement in diseaseComplement component 3 deficiency
Macular degeneration, age-related, 9
Hemolytic uremic syndrome atypical 5
Increased levels of C3 and its cleavage product ASP, are associated with obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease. Short-term endurance training reduces baseline ASP levels and subsequently fat storage.
Sequence similaritiesContains 1 anaphylatoxin-like domain.
Contains 1 NTR domain.
modificationsC3b is rapidly split in two positions by factor I and a cofactor to form iC3b (inactivated C3b) and C3f which is released. Then iC3b is slowly cleaved (possibly by factor I) to form C3c (beta chain + alpha' chain fragment 1 + alpha' chain fragment 2), C3dg and C3f. Other proteases produce other fragments such as C3d or C3g. C3a is further processed by carboxypeptidases to release the C-terminal arginine residue generating the acylation stimulating protein (ASP). Levels of ASP are increased in adipocytes in the postprandial period and by insulin and dietary chylomicrons.
Phosphorylated by FAM20C in the extracellular medium.
- Information by UniProt
- Acylation stimulating protein antibody
- AHUS5 antibody
- ARMD9 antibody
Western blot analysis on immunoprecipitation pellet from fetal kidney lysate (Lane 1) or 1X PBS (negative control) (Lane 2) labeling C3 / C3a using ab171080 and HRP-conjugated anti-rabbit IgG preferentially detecting the non-reduced form of rabbit IgG.
Lane 1: Primary: ab171080, 1/1000 dilution
Sample: Fetal kidney tissue lysate
Secondary: HRP-conjugated anti-rabbit IgG
Lane 2: Primary: ab171080, 1/1000 dilution
Sample: 1 X PBS
Secondary: HRP-conjugated anti-rabbit IgG
This data was developed using the same antibody clone in a different buffer formulation containing PBS, BSA, glycerol, and sodium azide (ab171080).
To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab242042 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.