Human alpha -Defensin 1 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Human
  • Specificity
    Detects human  alpha ‑Defensin 1 in direct ELISAs.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Sheep IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant human alpha ‑Defensin 1
    Ala65-Cys94
    Accession # P59665
  • Formulation
    Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Immunohistochemistry
    5-15 µg/mL
    See below
Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.
Data Examples
Immunohistochemistry
alpha ‑Defensin 1 in Human Small Intestine. alpha ‑Defensin 1 was detected in formalin fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human small intestine using Sheep Anti-Human alpha ‑Defensin 1 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF8198) at 1 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Sheep HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS019) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to lamina propria in intestinal villi. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
  • Shipping
    The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
  • Stability & Storage
    Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
    • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
    • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
    • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Background: alpha-Defensin 1

Human Defensin alpha 1 (DEFA1) is 94 amino acids (aa) in length and is cleaved into the following chains: HP 1-56 (aa 39-94), Neutrophil defensin 1 (aa 65-94) and Neutrophil defensin 2 ( aa 66-94). Defensins are secreted peptides that kill microbes by permeabilizing their plasma membrane. DEFA1 has antimicrobial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. ADP-ribosylation reduces cytotoxic and antibacterial activities, it is also known to enhance IL8 production. Phosphorylation at Tyr-85 is reported in several cancer cell lines and interferes with ADP-ribosylation of DEFA1.

  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    1667 (Human); 13216 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    alpha 2; alphaDefensin 1; alpha-Defensin 1; DEF1; DEF1DEFA1B; DEFA1; DEFA2; defensin, alpha 1, myeloid-related sequence; defensin, alpha 1HP-1; HNP-1; HNP-1HP1; HP1; MRS; MRSMGC138393; myeloid-related sequence; neutrophil defensin 1
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