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Anti -Cherry (mCherry, DsRed, Discosoma)

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Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Mouse Affinity Purified B IF
mCherry is an engineered derivative of one of a family of proteins originally isolated from Cnidarians (jelly fish, sea anemones and corals). The prototype for these fluorescent proteins is Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), which is a ~27kD protein isolated originally from the jellyfish Aequoria victoria. GFP was the basis of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien, specifically "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP". On expression from the GFP gene, GFP protein will fold correctly and fluoresce strongly, the development of fluoresence requires no cofactors except molecular oxygen. It can therefore be expressed in fluorescent form in essentially any prokaryotic or eukaryotic cell under aerobic conditions (1). As a result DNA encoding GFP can be fused to DNA encoding other proteins as a means to visualize the resulting fusion protein in live cells or animals. Engineered forms of GFP and relatives have been developed to monitor Calcium levels, protease activation and in a variety of other processes in real time. A whole range of GFP derivatives with different spectral properties have been developed, largely in the Tsien lab. The mCherry protein was derived from DsRed, a red fluorescent protein from so-called disc corals of the genus Discosoma. DsRed is a 223 amino acid ~28kD protein similar in size and properties to GFP, but, obviously, produces a red rather than a green fluorochrome. The original DsRed was engineered extensively in the Tsien lab to prevent it from forming tetramers and dimers and to modify and improve the spectral properties (2-4). The resulting monomeric protein is useful for applications such as Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET, also known as Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer). Several further cycles of mutation, directed modification and evolutionary selection produced mCherry, which is monomeric and has an excitation maximum at 587 nm and and emission maximum at 610 nm (5). We expressed the mCherry protein sequence shown in reference 5 in bacteria, purified out the mCherry and raised several mouse monoclonal antibodies. The antibody was found to stain a band of the expected size in Hek293 cells transfected with a vector designed to express mCherry.
Catalog #031353
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Immunofluorescence and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionImmunofluorescence: 1:500
Western Blot: 1:2000
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Clone TypeMonoclonal
IsotypeIgG2a
Clone No13B813
HostMouse
Concentration~1mg/ml
FormSupplied as a liquid in 10mM sodium azide.
PurityPurified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
ImmunogenRecombinant full length His tagged mCherry purified from E. coli.
SpecificityRecognizes mCherry.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.


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