Technical Data
Fibronectin (FN, Cold-insoluble Globulin) (Biotin)
This antibody is well suited to detect extracellular matrix proteins in normal as well as disease state tissues. Disruption of tissue organization is the hallmark of neoplasia. Malignant lesions can be distinguished from benign by examining the breakdown of basement membranes and loss of 3-dimensional architecture. Malignant cells are presumed to use matrix metalloproteases to degrade barriers created by the extracellular matrix which then allows metastasis to occur. Collagenases, stomelysins and gelatinases can collectively degrade all of the various components of the extracellular matrix, including fibrillar and non-fibrillar collagens and basement membrane glycoproteins.

Cellular Localization: Extracellular matrix.

Suitable for use in Immunofluorescence, ELISA, Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation and Immunohistochemistry (paraffin-embedded sections). Other applications not tested.

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

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 6 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.
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
As reported
Fibronectin was purified from Human plasma by binding to a denatured gelatin column followed by elution with high concentrations of arginine. The eluted material was further purified by gel filtration. Immunization occurred after single-band purity was as
Whole antisera
0.01M Na phosphate, 0.25M NaCl, pH7.6, 15mg/ml BSA. Label with Biotin.
negligible crossreactivity with Type I, II, III, IV, V or VI Collagens or Laminin. Non-specific cross reaction of anti-Fibronectin antibodies with other human serum proteins or non-Fibronectin extracellular matrix proteins is negligible. Species Crossreactivity: Crossreacts with Human. Expected to crossreact with most Mammals due to sequence homology.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.