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Anti -VTN (VN, Vitronectin, Complement S-protein, Serum Spreading Factor, Somatomedin B)

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Specifications

Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Goat Affinity Purified E B IH
VN/Vitronectin (vitro­nectin: Latin for "glass" and "to bind to", respectively) is a 65­78kD circulating glycoprotein that was initially named for to its ability to 1) bind to glass beads, and 2) attach to cell membranes. Also known as somatomedin­B and Serum Spreading Factor, vitronectin is a matricellular protein that belongs to a group of RGD­type adhesive molecules. It is secreted by hepatocytes and circulates as a monomer/homodimer. Upon binding to ECM or PIA­1, it oligomerizes and becomes active. VN acts as a promoter of cell migration and ECM remodeling. It does so by binding to HSPG in the ECM which exposes binding sites for integrins and uPAR on cells. In this context, VN allows for the formation of a uPAR:soluble uPAR:uPA complex that results in the proteolysis of pericellular matrix and subsequent cell migration. Vitronectin also serves as a receptor for circulating PAI-1. When bound, VN forms oligomers that facilitate subsequent binding to vimentin, a cellular intermediate filament. The vimentin:VN:PAI­1 complex is active, and blocks the enzymatic degradation of vascular clots. Human secreted vitronectin is a 459 amino acid (aa) glycoprotein. It can exist as either a 77­78kD monomer, or an internal disulfide­linked 65kD:10kD heterodimer that arises from proteolytic cleavage between Ala398Thr399. VN has multiple domains, including a somatomedin B domain that binds uPAR and PAI­1 (aa1­40), an RGD motif (aa64­66) and a heparin­binding region (aa340­380). VN is sulfated, N- and O-glycosylated, and phosphorylated on at least five Thr/Ser based sites. Over aa20­29 (i.e.­DQESCKGRCT), human and mouse VN are identical in their amino acid sequences.
Catalog #145653
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA, Western Blot, and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionWestern Blot: 1ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry: 5-15ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C. Reconstitute with sterile PBS. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Clone TypePolyclonal
IsotypeIgG
HostGoat
SourceHuman
Concentration~0.1mg/ml (after reconstitution)
FormSupplied as a lyophilized powder in PBS, Trehalose. Reconstitute in sterile PBS.
PurityPurified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
ImmunogenHuman plasma-derived human Vitronectin.
SpecificityRecognizes human Vitronectin in direct ELISAs and Western blot.
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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