Technical Data
NODAL (Nodal Homolog)
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. 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. 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.

Suitable for use in ELISA and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:32,000
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin fixed paraffin embedded): 3.75ug/ml
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.
PabAffinity Purified
50ug-20CBlue IceHumanGoat
Synthetic peptide corresponding to human NODAL conjugated to KLH.
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in Tris saline buffer, pH 7.3, 0.5% BSA, 0.02% sodium azide.
Recognizes human NODAL. Species sequence homology: Mouse, rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.