Overview

  • Product name

    Anti-Elastin antibody [ELN/1981]
    See all Elastin primary antibodies
  • Description

    Mouse monoclonal [ELN/1981] to Elastin
  • Host species

    Mouse
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Protein Array, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein corresponding to Human Elastin.
    Database link: P15502

  • Positive control

    • IHC-P: Human small intestine tissue.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab237989 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Protein Array Use at an assay dependent concentration.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 1 - 2 µg/ml.

Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10 mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 minutes followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 minutes. Incubate with primary antibody for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Target

  • Function

    Major structural protein of tissues such as aorta and nuchal ligament, which must expand rapidly and recover completely. Molecular determinant of the late arterial morphogenesis, stabilizing arterial structure by regulating proliferation and organization of vascular smooth muscle.
  • Tissue specificity

    Expressed within the outer myometrial smooth muscle and throughout the arteriolar tree of uterus (at protein level). Also expressed in the large arteries, lung and skin.
  • Involvement in disease

    Defects in ELN are a cause of autosomal dominant cutis laxa (ADCL) [MIM:123700]. Cutis laxa is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by loose, hyperextensible skin with decreased resilience and elasticity leading to a premature aged appearance. The skin changes are often accompanied by extracutaneous manifestations, including pulmonary emphysema, bladder diverticula, pulmonary artery stenosis and pyloric stenosis.
    Defects in ELN are the cause of supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) [MIM:185500]. SVAS is a congenital narrowing of the ascending aorta which can occur sporadically, as an autosomal dominant condition, or as one component of Williams-Beuren syndrome.
    Note=ELN is located in the Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) critical region. WBS results from a hemizygous deletion of several genes on chromosome 7q11.23, thought to arise as a consequence of unequal crossing over between highly homologous low-copy repeat sequences flanking the deleted region. Haploinsufficiency of ELN may be the cause of certain cardiovascular and musculo-skeletal abnormalities observed in the disease.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the elastin family.
  • Post-translational
    modifications

    Elastin is formed through the cross-linking of its soluble precursor tropoelastin. Cross-linking is initiated through the action of lysyl oxidase on exposed lysines to form allysine. Subsequent spontaneous condensation reactions with other allysine or unmodified lysine residues result in various bi-, tri-, and tetrafunctional cross-links. The most abundant cross-links in mature elastin fibers are lysinonorleucine, allysine aldol, desmosine, and isodesmosine.
    Hydroxylation on proline residues within the sequence motif, GXPG, is most likely 4-hydroxy as this fits the requirement for 4-hydroxylation in vertebrates.
  • Cellular localization

    Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix. Extracellular matrix of elastic fibers.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • Elastin antibody
    • ELN antibody
    • ELN_HUMAN antibody
    • SVAS antibody
    • Tropoelastin antibody
    • WBS antibody
    • WS antibody
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Images

  • ab237989 was tested in protein array against over 19000 different full-length human proteins.
    Z- and S- Score: The Z-score represents the strength of a signal that a monoclonal antibody (MAb) (in combination with a fluorescently-tagged anti-IgG secondary antibody) produces when binding to a particular protein on the HuProtTM array. Z-scores are described in units of standard deviations (SD's) above the mean value of all signals generated on that array. If targets on HuProtTM are arranged in descending order of the Z-score, the S-score is the difference (also in units of SD's) between the Z-score. S-score therefore represents the relative target specificity of a MAb to its intended target.
    A MAb is specific to its intended target if the MAb has an S-score of at least 2.5. For example, if a MAb binds to protein X with a Z-score of 43 and to protein Y with a Z-score of 14, then the S-score for the binding of that MAb to protein X is equal to 29.
  • Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human small intestine tissue stained for Elastin with ab237989 at 2 µg/ml in immunohistochemical analysis.

References

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