Technical Data
T5100-06DX
Thrombospondin (TSP) (BSA & Azide Free)
Description:
Thrombospondin is a protein from platelet a-granules. It is secreted at sites of platelet activation and aggregation and is involved in the processes of chemotaxis, adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of leukocytes, fibroblasts, smooth muscle and endothelial cells.

Applications:
Suitable for use in Electron Microscopy, Flow Cytometry. Immunofluorescence, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunoprecipitation (Native verified): 2ug/mg protein lysate, Use Protein G.
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/paraffin): 1:25-1:50 for 20 minutes at RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 minutes followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes.
Western Blot: 1-2ug/ml for 2 hours at RT.
Optimal dilution determined by the researcher.

Positive Control:
Platelets in placenta, megakaryocytes in bone marrow

Cellular Localization:
Secretory granules, Golgi complex, endoplasmic reticulum, extracellular matrix

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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG13F353Affinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ul-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Concentration:
~1mg/ml
Immunogen:
Reduced and alkylated puri ed human TSP (fully denatured) from the supernatant of thrombin-activated platelets. MW of Antigen: ~450kD (non-reduced), 170-180kD (reduced). Epitope: Collagen Type V-binding domain of TSP.
Purity:
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4. Also available with BSA and azide. See T5100-06D.
Specificity:
Recognizes human Thrombospondin. Shows no crossreactivity with fibronectin, fibrinogen and von Willebrand factor. Shows a mild crossreaction with TSP 2. Inhibits TSP-collagen interaction. Antibody binding to TSP is unaffected by glycosaminoglycans (e.g. hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate and heparin). Its binding is enhanced by EDTA i.e. at low concentration of Ca2+. Species Crossreactivity: bovine, porcine, equine, canine, sheep, mouse and rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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