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chx 10 (Visual system homeobox 2) (NT)

  • Product Code: X1180P
  • Size: 250 µg
  • Price (USD): $249

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Data Sheet

Product Name

chx 10 (Visual system homeobox 2) (NT)


Ceh-10 homeodomain-containing homolog





Product Type

Polyclonal Antibody


Human, Mouse, Rat, Chicken


Western Blot, Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)


Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation


250 µg

Price (USD)



Chx10 is a 46kDa homeodomain protein of the paired-like class that is essential for development of the mammalian eye. Mutations in Chx10 cause microphthalmia, a cause of congenital blindness in humans, and the ocular retardation (or) phenotype in mice. In the developing mouse retina Chx10 is expressed in retinal progenitors, while in the mature retina, Chx10 expression becomes restricted to bipolar neurons. Concurrent with these expression patterns, the Chx10-/- (or) retina is thin due to a defect in proliferation of retinal progenitors, and lacks bipolar neurons. Chx10 is also expressed in the developing brainstem, thalamus, and spinal cord.


Antibody raised against a recombinant protein corresponding to amino acids 1 to 131 derived from the N terminal of the human Chx10 protein conjugated to KLH.

Positive Control

Rat or mouse retinal tissue lysate. Suitable for use against recombinant proteins conjugated to OVA, GST, His tags and other.


Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Target Molecular Weight


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Western blot analysis using anti-Chx10 (NT) antibody at 1 µg/ml on rat liver (A), retina tissue lysate (B), mouse liver (C) and retina (D) tissue lysate.

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1. Liu, I.S., et al. Developmental expression of a novel murine homeobox gene (Chx10): evidence for roles in determination of the neuroretina and inner nuclear layer. Neuron 1994, 13, 377-393 2. Chen, C.M. & Cepko, C.L. Expression of Chx10 and Chx10-1 in the developing chicken retina. Mech. Dev. 2000, 90, 293-297 3. Ferda Percin, E., et al. Human microphthalmia associated with mutations in the retinal homeobox gene CHX10. Nat. Genet. 2000, 25, 397-401 4. Nittner, D., et al. Synthetic lethality between Rb, p53 and Dicer or miR-17–92 in retinal progenitors suppresses retinoblastoma formation. Nature Cell Biology (2012), 14, 958-965 5. Kay, J.N., et al. Neurod6 expression defines new retinal amacrine cell subtypes and regulates their fate. Nature Neuroscience (2011), 14, 965-972 6. Eiraku, M., et al. Self-organizing optic-cup morphogenesis in three-dimensional culture. Nature (2011), 472, 51-56 7. Pierfelice, T.J., et al. Notch3 Activation Promotes Invasive Glioma Formation in a Tissue Site-Specific Manner. Cancer Res., 71, 1115-1125 (2011).

Product Specific References

This product has been used in:

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