Description: The monoclonal antibody R26.4C recognizes the tight junction protein 1, ZO-1 (zona occludens) of rat, mouse, canine, and porcine. ZO-1 is a member of the MAGUK family of tight junction associated scaffolding proteins, each containing a PDZ, SH3 and guanylate kinase-like (GUK) domain. ZO-1 is an integral member of the tight junction complex which forms a barrier to paracellular movement of substances, separating apical and basolateral fluids in relation to the epithelial cell layer. ZO-1 forms complexes with family members ZO-2, ZO-3, as well as occludin, cingulin, claudin-1-8, actin, alpha-catenin, the Ras-effector molecule AF-6, ZONAB, Apg-2, and the junctional adhesion molecules (JAM)-A-C. ZO-1 is thought to anchor the actin cytoskeleton to the tight junction. ZO-1 and ZO-2 have been shown to regulate cell cycle and proliferation with recent evidence highlighting the down-regulation of ZO-1 and ZO-2 with cancer progression. Applications Reported: This R26.4C antibody has been reported for use in western blotting, immunohistochemical staining of frozen tissue sections, microscopy, and immunocytochemistry. Applications Tested: This R26.4C antibody has been tested by immunocytochemistry of formaldehyde-fixed and permeabilized cells and by immunohistochemistry of frozen mouse tissue and can be used at less than or equal to 10 µg/mL. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay interest.Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE. Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC. Filtration: 0.2 μm post-manufacturing filtered. ZO-1 forms complexes with either ZO-2 or ZO-3. In addition, these proteins can also associate with claudin, occludin and F-actin, at tight junction stands, where they provide a linkage between the actin cytoskeleton and the tight junction. ZO-1 expression is significantly reduced in many breast cancer lines. ZO-2 and ZO-3 are ubiquitously expressed within epithelial tight junctions, and unlike ZO-1, which is also expressed at cell junctions of cardiac myocytes, ZO-2 is not expressed in nonepithelial tissue. ZO-1 is a protein located on a cytoplasmic membrane surface of intercellular tight junctions. ZO-1 may be involved in signal transduction at cell-cell junctions. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for the ZO-1 gene. Diseases associated with ZO-1 dysfunction include Celiac Disease and Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome.
|Canine, Mouse, Rat|
|PBS with 0.09% sodium azide; pH 7.2|
|Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry (Frozen), Western Blot|
For Research Use Only.
The Fisher Scientific Encompass Program offers items which are not part of our distribution portfolio. These products typically do not have pictures or detailed descriptions. However, we are committed to improving your shopping experience. Please use the form below to provide feedback related to the content on this product.
Your feedback has been submitted. Fisher Scientific is always working to improve our content for you. We appreciate your feedback.Ok