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Anti -Osteoclast Inhibitory Lectin (OCIL)


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Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Mouse Purified B
Recently, Zhou et al have identified a protein that can inhibit multinucleate Osteoclast formation in murine osteoblast and spleen cell co-cultures. This protein called, Osteoclast Inhibitory Lectin (OCIL) can also inhibit osteoclast formation in spleen cell cultures treated with RANKL and M-CSF. Furthermore, mOCIL acted directly on macrophage/monocyte cells as evidenced by its inhibitory action on adherent spleen cell cultures, which were depleted of stromal and lymphocytic cells. mOCIL completely inhibited osteoclast formation during the proliferative phase of osteoclast formation and resulted in 70% inhibition during the differentiation phase. Osteoblast OCIL mRNA expression was enhanced by parathyroid hormone, calcitriol, interleukin-1 and IL-11, and retinoic acid. OCIL is expressed in osteoblasts and chondrocytes as well as in a variety of extraskeletal tissues. Since OCIL expression was found to be very similar to distribution for RANKL, it has been suggested that RANKl and OCIL may interact in skeleton and in extracellular tissues.
Catalog #O8061
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionWestern Blot: 1-2ug/ml Mouse spleen cell lysates can be used as positive control.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot and add glycerol (40-50%). Freeze at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 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 TypeMonoclonal
Clone No4H218
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.02% sodium azide.
ImmunogenSynthetic peptide containing amino acids 2-18 of mouse OCIL.
SpecificityRecognizes mouse Osteoclast Inhibitory Lectin (OCIL)
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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