Technical Data
O8061-18L1
Osteocrin (OSTN, Musclin) (Biotin)
Description:
Osteocrin is a recently identified secreted protein expression of which was only detected in bone, peaking just after birth and decreasing markedly with age. A 1280-bp mRNA encodes osteocrin producing a mature protein of 103 amino acids with a molecular mass of 11.4kD. In primary osteoblastic cell cultures osteocrin expression coincided with matrix formation then decreased in very mature cultures. Treatment of cultures with 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 resulted in a rapid dose-dependent down-regulation of osteocrin expression, suggesting direct regulation. Chronic treatment of primary cultures with osteocrin-conditioned media inhibited mineralization and reduced osteocalcin and alkaline phosphatase expression. These results suggest that osteocrin represents a novel, unique vitamin D-regulated bone-specific protein that appears to act as a soluble osteoblast regulator.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA. 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. 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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabIgGPurified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ul-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Concentration:
Not determined
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to aa83-132 of human Musclin.
Purity:
Purified
Form
Supplied as a liquid. Labeled with Biotin.
Specificity:
Recognizes human Musclin.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.