Technical Data
Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan (NG2, CSPG)
The NG2 chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan is a valuable marker for many types of immature progenitor cells including pericytes/smooth muscle cells, chondroblasts and oligodendrocyte progenitors1. NG2 is often expressed in melanomas, chondrosarcomas, glioblastomas and myeloid leukemias2. Studies indicate that NG2 is involved in modulating cellular response to growth factors 3-5 and cell motility 6-7; these are critical functions in proliferation and migration of immature progenitor cells and tumor cells. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) are a population of NG2 expressing cells in the brain that accumulate in response to CNS injuries8. OPCs, together with microglia and astrocytes, form the glial scar, which is believed to inhibit or prevent axonal regeneration partly by producing growth inhibiting NG2 at the injury site8. It has been suggested that inhibiting NG2 at sites of spinal cord injury may increase beneficial axonal regeneration 8-9. Studies suggest that NG2 stimulates tumor growth and neovascularization in glioblastoma multiforme by inhibiting angiostatin and thus promoting angiogenesis10. As NG2 is associated with increased tunmor cell proliferation, it may be a potential therapeutic marker in brain tumors11.

Suitable for use in Immunofluorescence Microscopy, Immunoprecipitation, Immunoelectron microscopy, FACS analysis, and Functional Block. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Immunofluorescence Microscopy: Cells in culture
Immunoprecipitation: 1ug/10e6 cells
FACS analysis: 1-2ug/10e6 cells
Functional Block: Melanoma cell spreading, glioma cell proliferation, and tumor growth in nude mice.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
MabIgG2a2Q550Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Human M14 melanoma cell extract depleted of fibronectin and bound by lens culinaris lectin-Sepharose.
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.6, 0.25M sodium chloride, 0.1% sodium azide.
Recognizes mature chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core glycoprotein of 250kD as well as precursor polypeptides of 210, 220 and 240kD. Reacts with human melanoma, glioma and proliferating brain endothelial cells.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Bumol, T.F. et al. (1984) J. Biol. Chem. 259: 12733-12741. 2. Morgan Jr., A.C. et al. (1981) Hybridoma 1: 27-36. 3. Schrappe, M. et al. (1992) Cancer Res. 52: 3838-3844. 4. Schrappe, M. et al. (1991). Cancer Res. 51: 4986-93.