Technical Data
F4102-04
Fetuin (alpha-2 Heremans-Schmid Glycoprotein, FHSG, Fetuin A)
Description:
Fetuin is a 59kD glycoprotein consisting of two cystatin-like domains and a smaller unrelated domain, is predominantly synthesized in liver. It is secreted into the blood stream and deposited as a noncollagenous protein in mineralized bones and teeth. Fetuin occurs in high serum concentrations during fetal life, whereas its level declines following infection, inflamation and malignancy. Fetuin acts as an important circulating inhibitor of ectopic calcification, a frequent complication of many degenerative diseases. Low serum level of Fetuin is associated with vascular and valvular calcification, atherosclerosis, malnutrition and higher cardiovascular mortality in chronic renal failure, liver cancer and liver cirrhosis patients on long-term dialysis. AHSG protein represents a natural inhibitor of tyrosinase kinase activity of the insulin receptor. It may play a significant role in regulating postprandial glucose disposal, insulin sensitivity, weight gain, and fat accumulation. The serum and bone-resident Fetuin binds to transforming growth factor-b and blocks TGF-b binding to cell surface receptors.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA, Immunohistochemistry and Western Blot. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20C. 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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabIgGAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Concentration:
~1mg/ml
Immunogen:
Human fetuin
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a lyophilized powder from PBS, pH 7.2. Preservative free. Reconstitute in 100ul of sterile ddH2O. Slight turbidity may occur after reconstitution, which does not affect activity of the antibody. In this case clarify the solution by centrifugat
Specificity:
Recognizes human fetuin.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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