Technical Data
The MAGE-A protein is expressed in many types of tumors including melanoma, breast and lung. However, in normal tissues, it is only present in adult testis and placenta. The family of MAGE-A proteins includes MAGE-1, -2, -3, -4, -6, -10, and -12. MAGE-1, -3, -6 and -10 are able to recognize specific cytolytic T lymphocytes derived from tumors or peripheral blood. Additionally, MAGE-3 shows HLA class II restricted epitopes. Therefore, MAGE-A is regarded as a possible
immunotherapy candidate, with clinical studies currently underway involving immunization with MAGE-1 and -3 peptides.

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

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunohistochemistry: Frozen sections
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.
MabIgG2a6A111Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Full-length recombinant human MAGE-A
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes different members of the human MAGE-A family: MAGE-1, -2, -3, -4, -6, -10 and -12. MAGE-10 has a molecular weight of ~72kD. The rest of the MAGE-A proteins have molecular weights ~45-50kD.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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