Rabbit anti Desmin K5Catalog number: MUB0402S
Desmin is a 53 kDa intermediate filament protein and exhibits a high degree of tissue specificity, its expression being predominantly confined to all types of muscle cells (cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle). Regulation of desmin expression is stage and tissue-specific, since it is induced during terminal development and muscle cell differentiation. In skeletal en cardiac muscle cells desmin is localized in the Z-disk region and at the intercalated disk. The expression pattern of desmin in smooth muscle is much more heterogenous. Coexpression of desmin and vimentin has been observed in tumors derived from muscle tissue, i.e. rhabdomyosarcomas and leiomyosarcomas. Furthermore, during myocard dysfunction dramatic changes in the distribution of desmin have been observed.
K5 is a Rabbit Serum directed anti Chicken gizzard muscle desmin. Desmin was purified from a crude tissue preparation by prepaRative gel electrophoresis as described in reference 1.
Each vial contains 250 ul Rabbit polyclonal antiSerum containing 0.09% sodium azide.
Formulation: Each vial contains 250 ul Rabbit polyclonal antiSerum containing 0.09% sodium azide.
K5 reacts exclusively with desmin, which is expressed in smooth and striated muscle cells and their tumors.
K5 is suitable for immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry on frozen and paraffin-embedded tissues. Optimal antibody dilution should be determined by titration; recommended range is 1:25 – 1:100 for immunohistochemistry with avidin-biotinylated Horseradish peroxidase complex (ABC) as detection reagent, and 1:100 – 1:500 for immunoblotting applications.
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.
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 Exalpha Biologicals accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.
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Rabbit anti Desmin K5
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Figure 1. Muscle cell immunostaining in frozen section of swine colon for desmin using MUB0402S (K5; diluted 1:100).
Figure 2. Muscle cell immunostaining in frozen section of chicken gizzard for desmin using MUB0402S (K5; diluted 1:200)
Figure 3. Muscle cell immunostaining in frozen section of chicken gizzard for desmin using MUB0402S (K5; diluted 1:200).