Occludin Rabbit anti-Human, Polyclonal, Invitrogen
Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody
Manufacturer: Invitrogen PA139440
Heat-mediated antigen retrieval is recommended prior to staining, using a 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10 minutes followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 min. Following antigen retrieval, incubate samples with primary antibody for 30 min at room temperature. A suggested positive control is lung tissue.Occludin is a 65 kDa protein that can exist in a variety of phosphorylated forms, ranging up to approximately 82 kDa. Occludin is thought to be involved in regulating both the localization and the function of occludin. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are known to up-regulate occludin expression, increasing the transendothelial cell resistance and reducing the cellular permeability to large molecules. The level of occludin varies greatly depending on tissue; in brain tissue, occludin is highly and continuously expressed at cell-cell contact sites, whereas non-neural tissues show lower expression and discontinuous distribution. Overall structural features of the occludin protein are highly conserved in all the species examined. Under-expression of tight junction proteins, including occludin, is a key molecular abnormality responsible for the increased permeability of tumor endothelial tight junctions, which contributes to brain tumor edemas.
|PBS with 1% BSA and <0.1% sodium azide; pH 7.6|
|Synthetic peptide corresponding to C-terminus of human occludin.|
|Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin), Western Blot|
|4° C, do not freeze|
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