Key features and details
- Mouse monoclonal [h-CALD] to Caldesmon/CDM
- Suitable for: IHC-P
- Reacts with: Human
- Isotype: IgG1
Product nameAnti-Caldesmon/CDM antibody [h-CALD]
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DescriptionMouse monoclonal [h-CALD] to Caldesmon/CDM
Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-Pmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Human
Tissue, cells or virus corresponding to Human Caldesmon/CDM. (Crude Human uterus extract).
- IHC-P: Human uterus tissue.
This product was previously labelled as Caldesmon
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Storage bufferPreservative: 0.05% Sodium azide
Constituents: PBS, 0.05% BSA
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PurityProtein A/G purified
Purification notesPurified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G.
Light chain typekappa
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab233987 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|IHC-P||Use a concentration of 0.25 - 0.5 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with Tris/EDTA buffer pH 9.0 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
Primary incubation for 30 minutes at room temperature.
FunctionActin- and myosin-binding protein implicated in the regulation of actomyosin interactions in smooth muscle and nonmuscle cells (could act as a bridge between myosin and actin filaments). Stimulates actin binding of tropomyosin which increases the stabilization of actin filament structure. In muscle tissues, inhibits the actomyosin ATPase by binding to F-actin. This inhibition is attenuated by calcium-calmodulin and is potentiated by tropomyosin. Interacts with actin, myosin, two molecules of tropomyosin and with calmodulin. Also play an essential role during cellular mitosis and receptor capping.
Tissue specificityHigh-molecular-weight caldesmon (isoform 1) is predominantly expressed in smooth muscles, whereas low-molecular-weight caldesmon (isoforms 2, 3, 4 and 5) are widely distributed in non-muscle tissues and cells. Not expressed in skeletal muscle or heart.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the caldesmon family.
DomainThe N-terminal part seems to be a myosin/calmodulin-binding domain, and the C-terminal a tropomyosin/actin/calmodulin-binding domain. These two domains are separated by a central helical region in the smooth-muscle form.
modificationsIn non-muscle cells, phosphorylation by CDK1 during mitosis causes caldesmon to dissociate from microfilaments. Phosphorylation reduces caldesmon binding to actin, myosin, and calmodulin as well as its inhibition of actomyosin ATPase activity. Phosphorylation also occurs in both quiescent and dividing smooth muscle cells with similar effects on the interaction with actin and calmodulin and on microfilaments reorganization.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Cytoplasm > myofibril. On thin filaments in smooth muscle and on stress fibers in fibroblasts (nonmuscle).
- Information by UniProt
- CAD antibody
- CALD 1 antibody
- CALD1 antibody
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.
ab233987 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.