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Anti -MBL-C (Mannose-binding Protein C, Mannan-binding Protein, RA-reactive Factor P28A
Subunit, RARF/P28A, Mbl2)


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Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Rat Affinity Purified E B IH IF
Mannose binding lectin (MBL), also called mannose- or mannan-binding protein (MBP), is a member of the group of collectins. MBL is an important pattern-recognition receptor in the innate immune system. The protein mediates innate immune responses, such as activation of the complement lectin pathway and phagocytosis, to help fight infections. MBL is an oligomeric lectin that recognizes carbohydrates as mannose and N-acetylglucosamine on pathogens. MBL contains a cysteine rich, a collagen like and a carbohydrate recognition domain. Binding of MBL leads to the activation of MBL- associated serine proteases (MASP's). Activated MASP-2 cleaves C4 and C2 in a similar way as C1s do for the classical pathway (CP) leading to the formation of C4b2a, cleavage of the classical pathway convertase C3, and eventually complement activation up to the formation of the membrane attack complex. MBL is able to activate the complement pathway independent of the classical and alternative complement activation pathways. MBL is predominantly synthesized by hepatocytes and has been isolated from the liver or serum of several vertebrate species. Only one form of human MBL has been characterized, while two forms are found in rhesus monkeys, rabbits, rats and mice. The mouse forms are known as MBL-A and MBL-C. The MBL-C concentrations in serum are about 6-fold compared to that of MBL-A. MBL-A, but not MBL-C, was found to be an acute phase protein in casein and LPS-injection models. MBL-C exists in higher oligomeric forms than MBL-A. This monoclonal antibody is a calcium-dependent antibody.
Catalog #M2250-01H
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Western Blot, ELISA, Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionELISA: 1ug/ml TBS/Tween-20/Ca
Immunofluorescence: Hyphae of C. albicans were fixed on poly-l-lysin coated slides with ice-cold aceton. Slides were incubated for 1h at RT
Immunohistochemistry (frozen): (7um) of mouse tissue were acetone fixed and stained o/n at 4°C in TBS/2% goat serum
Western Blot: On a 12% non-reducing SDS-PAGE a prominent band of ca. 50kD is detected. Under reducing conditions a 26kD band is detected
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 at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Clone TypeMonoclonal
Clone No13A53
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.02% sodium azide.
PurityPurified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
ImmunogenPurified MBL-C emulsified in complete Freundís adjuvant
SpecificityRecognizes mouse MBL-C.
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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