Technical Data
Vertebrates have characteristic and conserved left-right (L-R) visceral asymmetries, for example the left-sided heart. In humans, alterations of L-R development can have serious clinical implications, including cardiac defects. Results support a key role for nodal and nodal-related genes in interpreting and relaying L-R patterning information in vertebrates (1). Left-sided expression of Nodal in the lateral plate mesoderm is a conserved feature necessary for the establishment of normal left-right asymmetry during vertebrate embryogenesis. By using gain- and loss-of-function experiments in zebrafish and mouse, it has been shown that the activity of the Notch pathway is necessary and sufficient for Nodal expression around the node, and for proper left-right determination (2). During gastrulation, the three germ layers of the embryo are formed and organized along the anterior-posterior body axis. In the mouse, gastrulation involves the delamination of ectodermal cells through the primitive streak and their differentiation into mesoderm. The nodal signaling molecule is essential for mesoderm formation and subsequent organization of axial structures in early mouse development (3).

Suitable for use in Western Blot and Flow Cytometry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1:1000- 1:10,000
Flow Cytometry: 1:10-1:100
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 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.

Manufactured incorporating RabMAb technology under Epitomics US patents, No 5,675,063 and 7,429,487, owned by Abcam.
100ul4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceHumanRabbit
Not determined
Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the C-terminus of human Nodal.
Supplied as a liquid in 50 mM Tris-Glycine, pH 7.4, 0.15 M sodium chloride, 0.05% BSA, 0.01% sodium azide, 40% glycerol.
Recognizes human Pro-Nodal (~39kD) and Nodal (~13kD) Species crossreactivity: mouse
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Raya A, et al. Genes Dev 17(10):1213-8, 2003 2. Lowe LA, et al. Nature 381(6578):158-61, 1996 3. Zhou X, et al. Nature 361(6412):543-7, 1993