The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 3 - 5 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
Use a concentration of 0.1 - 0.3 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 37 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 32 kDa).
Component of the sarcoglycan complex, a subcomplex of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex which forms a link between the F-actin cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix.
Most strongly expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscle. Also detected in smooth muscle. Weak expression in brain and lung.
Involvement in disease
Defects in SGCD are the cause of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2F (LGMD2F) [MIM:601287]. LGMD2F is an autosomal recessive disorder. Defects in SGCD are the cause of cardiomyopathy dilated type 1L (CMD1L) [MIM:606685]. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disorder characterized by ventricular dilation and impaired systolic function, resulting in congestive heart failure and arrhythmia. Patients are at risk of premature death.
Belongs to the sarcoglycan beta/delta/gamma/zeta family.