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Anti-Neurofilament M (145 kDa) Antibody, CT

serum, Chemicon®

Synonym(s):
Anti-NEF3
eCl@ss:
32160702
NACRES:
NA.41

biological source

rabbit

Quality Level

antibody form

serum

antibody product type

primary antibodies

clone

polyclonal

species reactivity

reptile, human, pig, rat, bovine, mouse, rabbit, chicken, quail

manufacturer/tradename

Chemicon®

technique(s)

immunocytochemistry: suitable
immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): suitable
western blot: suitable

NCBI accession no.

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

Gene Information

bovine ... Nefm(281347)
chicken ... Nefm(396206)
human ... NEFM(4741)
mouse ... Nefm(18040)
rabbit ... Nefm(100009343)
rat ... Nefm(24588)

General description

Neurofilaments are a type of intermediate filament that serve as major elements of the cytoskeleton supporting the axon cytoplasm. They are the most abundant fibrillar components of the axon, being on average 3-10 times more frequent than axonal microtubules. Neurofilaments (10nm in dia.) are built from three intertwined protofibrils which are themselves composed of two tetrameric protofilament complexs of monomeric proteins. The neurofilament triplet proteins (68/70, 160, and 200 kDa) occur in both the central and peripheral nervous system and are usually neuron specific. The 68/70 kDa NF-L protein can self-assemble into a filamentous structure, however the 160 kDa NF-M and 200 kDa NF-H proteins require the presence of the 68/70 kDa NF-L protein to co-assemble. Neuromas, ganglioneuromas, gangliogliomas, ganglioneuroblastomas and neuroblastomas stain positively for neurofilaments. Although typically restricted to neurons, neurofilaments have been detected in paragangliomas and adrenal and extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas. Carcinoids, neuroendocrine carcinomas of the skin, and oat cell carcinomas of the lung also express neurofilaments.

Specificity

Strong and specific staining for NF-M (145 kDa)

Immunogen

Epitope: C-terminus
Recombinant fusion protein containing the C-terminal 168 amino acids of rat NF-M

Application

Anti-Neurofilament M (145 kDa) Antibody, C-terminus detects level of Neurofilament M (145 kDa) & has been published & validated for use in IC, IH, IH(P) & WB.
Immunohistochemistry:
A 1:200 dilution of a previous lot was used in Immunohistochemistry.
Staining is not affected by neurofilament phosphorylation. Optimal Staining With TE Buffer, pH 9.0, Epitope Retrieval: Human Cerebellum

Immunohistochemistry(paraffin):

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by end user.
Research Category
Neuroscience
Research Sub Category
Neurofilament & Neuron Metabolism

Neuronal & Glial Markers

Quality

Routinely evaluated by Western Blot on mouse brain lysates.

Western Blot: 1:1000 dilution of this lot detected Neurofilament M on 10 μg of mouse brain lysates..

Target description

145 kDa

Physical form

Neat rabbit antiserum containing no preservative.
Unpurified

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at -20ºC in undiluted aliquots from date of receipt.

Handling Recommendations:
Upon receipt, and prior to removing the cap, centrifuge the vial and gently mix the solution. Aliquot into microcentrifuge tubes and store at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles, which may damage IgG and affect product performance.

Analysis Note

Control
Rat enteric neurons, rat spinal cord tissue Brain, Peripheral Nerve

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

Legal Information

CHEMICON is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Disclaimer

Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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