Technical Data
Integrin alphaV, beta3
The involvement of integrins in vascular proliferation, adhesion, and wound repair and have been well-documented. The integrin family of cell adhesion receptors consists of at least 16 membrane-associated heterodimers, composed of an alpha and beta subunit that associate in a non-covalent manner. The structure and functional diversity of the integrin family are based upon the pairing abilities of the individual alpha and beta subunits. Key to these molecular interactions between the integrin receptors and their respective ligands is the recognition of the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequence, known to be present in the extracellular matrix components fibronectin, vitronectin, collagen, fibrinogen, and von Willebrand factor. (Cancer and Metastasis Reviews 1991. 10:3). Due to its involvement in angiogenesis, the integrin aVb3 receptor is one of the most intensely studied of the integrin receptors.

Suitable for use in Immunoprecipitation, Immunoflourescence, Immunohistochemistry and Inhibition. Not effective for immunohistochemical staining of paraffin-embedded tissue sections. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunohistochemistry/Immunofluorescence: 10ug/ml for staining of bFGF-treated 6um cryosections of chick chorioallantoic membrane fixed with acetone.
Inhibition: 10-25ug/ml adheres cells to vitronectin coated surfaces.
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 at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
MabIgG12Q880Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Integrin alphaV, beta3 from human placenta.
Purified by Protein A Sepharose chromatography
Supplied as a liquid in 0.02M PBS, pH 7.6, 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes human vitronectin receptor aVb3 complex, an RGD-directed adhesion receptor. Species Crossreactivity: bovine, chick, monkey, porcine, canine, rabbit and avian. Not reactive with rat tissue.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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