Beta-Defensin-2 (HBD-2/MBD-2)Catalogue number: DEF02-A
IHC not established
Human defensins are Cys-rich antimicrobial peptides which specifically react against Gram-negative bacteria. Originally defensins were isolated from hemolysates, but they can also be found on the cell surface of epithelia of the urogenital tract, lung, and trachea. In leukocytes defensins are stored in granules being released into phagolysosomes for the destruction of incorporated microorganisms. Amino acid sequences of alpha-defensins 1-4 (HNP1-4) and beta-Defensins 1-4 (HBD1-4) are known. Beta-defensin-1 and beta-defensin-2 share 34% amino acid sequence homology. ß-defensin-2 (HBD-2) whole molecule and N-terminal fragments of HBD-2, no cross-reactivity to alpha-defensin and other beta-defensins, full cross-reaction with mouse and rat beta-defensin-2.
Immunogen: Mixture of synthetic peptides (14 AA near N-terminus of the mature HBD-2, 14 AA near N-terminus of the mature rat ß-Defensin-2, and 17 AA near N-terminus of the mature mouse ß-Defensin-2) coupled to KLH for immunisation of rabbits
Peptide Sepharose purified IgG in PBS, BSA, lyophilized without preservative. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml sterile water to get an antibody concentration of 1 mg/ml. Dilution buffers are depending on the type of application.
Purification Method: Peptide Sepharose purified IgG in PBS, BSA, lyophilized without preservative. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml sterile water to get an antibody concentration of 1 mg/ml. Dilution buffers are depending on the type of application.
Species Reactivity: Human, mouse, rat, other species not tested
ELISA, RIA, IHC not established
Working Concentration: (lyophilisate) 1-10 µg/ml Western Blot, 0.5-1 µg/ml ELISA, IHC 2-10 µg/ml (not tested)
Positive Control: Skin or oral mucosa
These antibodies are intended for in vitro research use only. They must not be used for clinical diagnostics and not for in vivo experiments in humans or animals.
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