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You are here:Home » Antibodies » Abs to Neurofilament » Anti -Neurofilament L, 68kD (NF-L, NFL, 68kD Neurofilament Protein, NEFL, Neurofilament Light Polypeptide 68kD, NF68, Neurofilament Triplet L Protein)

Anti -Neurofilament L, 68kD (NF-L, NFL, 68kD Neurofilament Protein, NEFL, Neurofilament
Light Polypeptide 68kD, NF68, Neurofilament Triplet L Protein)

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Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Chicken Purified B IF
Neurofilaments can be defined as the intermediate or 10nm filaments found in specifically in neuronal cells. In the electron microscope neurofilaments appears as 10nm diameter fibres of indeterminate length which generally have fine wispy protrusions from their sides. They are found particularly abundantly in axons of large projection neurons. They probably function to provide structural support for neurons and their synapses and to support the large axon diameters required for rapid conduction of impulses down axons. They are composed a mixture of subunits which usually include the three neurofilament triplet proteins, known as NF-L, NF-M and NF-H. Neurofilaments may also include smaller amounts of peripherin, a-internexin, nestin and in some cases vimentin. Antibodies to the various neurofilament subunits are very useful cell type markers since the proteins are among the most abundant of the nervous system, are expressed only in neurons, and are biochemically very stable. The HGNC name for this protein is NEFH.
Catalog #031406
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Immunofluorescence and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionImmunofluorescence: 1:5000
Western Blot: 1:10,000
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 TypePolyclonal
IsotypeIgY
HostChicken
SourceMouse
ConcentrationNot determined
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, 10mM sodium azide.
PurityPurified
ImmunogenBovine intermediate filaments were prepared from spinal cords by the method of Delacourte et al. and cytoskeletal material was dissolved in 6M urea. Individual neurofilament subunits were purified by ion exchange chromatography on DEAE cellulose followed by preparative gel electrophoresis. To ensure greater specificity for NF-L, animals were boosted with recombinant mouse NF-L purified from bacteria.
SpecificityRecognizes mouse and rat NF-L.
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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