Product Name :
Mouse anti Nesprin-3a

Description :
| Clone Nsp-3 | Isotype IgG | Product Type Primary Antibodies | Units 0.1 mg | Host Mouse | Species Reactivity Mouse | Application Immunoblotting Immunocytochemistry Immunohistochemistry (frozen)

Background :
Nsp3 is a mouse monoclonal antibody made by immunization of Balb/c mice with the GST fusion protein encoding the seventh spectrin repeat of NSP-3a.

Source :
Nesprin-3, is a member of the nesprin family and is a transmembrane protein of the outer nuclear membrane (ONM). Like nesprin-1 and nesprin-2, nesprin-3 also contains a COOH-terminal klarsicht/ANC-1/syne (KASH) domain and a series of spectrin repeats. In humans, the full length nesprin-1 and nesprin-2 are giant proteins, containing both an actin-binding domain resulting in molecular masses of respectively 976 and 764 kDa. These proteins are therefore suggested to be involved in nuclear positioning. Nesprin-3, in contrast to nesprin-1 and nesprin-2, lacks the actin-binding domain and cannot bind directly to the cytoskeleton. Nesprin-3 has two isoforms, nesprin-3a and nesprin-3b, which differ in the N-terminus. The Nsp3 monoclonal antibody reacts specifically with nesprin-3a. The N-terminus of nesprin-3a, but not that of nesprin-3b interacts with the cytoskeletal crosslinker protein plectin. Plectin influences the structural organization and integrity of the cytoskeleton and is thought to assist in the mechanical strengthening of the cells. Plectin binds to nesprin-3a and to the intermediate filaments through its C-terminus, suggesting that the interaction between nesprin-3a and plectin links the nucleus to the intermediate filament system. Nesprin-3, like nesprin-1 and nesprin-2 is localized in the nuclear envelope. This localization is due to its interaction with SUN proteins, both SUN-1 and SUN-2, present in the inner nuclear membrane. <

Product :
Each vial contains 100ul 1 mg/ml purified monoclonal antibody in PBS containing 0.09% sodium azide.

Specificity :
Nsp3 reacts specifically with nesprin-3a.

Applications :
Nsp3 is useful for immunohistochemistry on frozen tissues and cell cultures fixed with methanol, or 4% paraformaldehyde combined with a permeabilization step of 15′ in 0.1% Triton in PBS. The antibody is also suited for immunoblotting. Optimal antibody dilution should be determined by titration. Recommended range is 1:100 – 1:1000 for immunohistochemistry with FITC-conjugated secondary antibodies or avidin-biotinylated Horseradish peroxidase complex (ABC) as detection reagents.

Storage :
The antibody is shipped at ambient temperature and may be stored at +4°C. For prolonged storage prepare appropriate aliquots and store at or below -20°C. Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly in the dark at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at +4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance or the concentration of the product. Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature.

Caution :
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. It may contain hazardous ingredients. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional information and proper handling procedures. Dispose product remainders according to local regulations.This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but our company accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.

References :
1. Wilhelmsen, K., Litjens, S., Kuikman, I., Tshimbalanga N., Janssen, H., van den Bout, I., Raymond, K., and Sonnenberg, A., (2005) Nesprin-3, a novel outer nuclear membrane protein, associates with the cytoskeletal linker protein plectin. J Cell Biol 171(5), 799-810. 2. Ketema, M., Wilhelmsen, K., Kuikman, I., Janssen, H., Hodzic, D., and Sonnenberg, A. (2007). Requirements for the localization of nesprin-3 at the nuclear envelope and its interaction with plectin. J Cell Sci 120 (19), 3384-94. 3. Postel, R., Ketema, M., Kuikman, I., de Pereda J., and Sonnenberg A., (2010). Nesprin-3 augments peripheral nuclear localization of intermediate filaments in zebrafish. J Cell Sci 124(5), 755-64.

Antibodies are immunoglobulins secreted by effector lymphoid B cells into the bloodstream. Antibodies consist of two light peptide chains and two heavy peptide chains that are linked to each other by disulfide bonds to form a “Y” shaped structure. Both tips of the “Y” structure contain binding sites for a specific antigen. Antibodies are commonly used in medical research, pharmacological research, laboratory research, and health and epidemiological research. They play an important role in hot research areas such as targeted drug development, in vitro diagnostic assays, characterization of signaling pathways, detection of protein expression levels, and identification of candidate biomarkers.
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