Human CNTF Antibody AF-257-NA: R&D Systems

Human CNTF Antibody

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  • Species Reactivity
    Human
  • Specificity
    Detects human CNTF in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 100% cross-reactivity with recombinant rat CNTF is observed and less than 1% cross-reactivity with rhCNTF R alpha is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Goat IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant human CNTF (R&D Systems, Catalog # 257-NT)
    Ala2-Met200
    Accession # P26441
  • 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.
  • Endotoxin Level
    <0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Western Blot
    0.1 µg/mL
    Recombinant Human CNTF (Catalog # 257-NT)
  • Neutralization
    Measured by its ability to neutralize CNTF-induced proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line [Kitamura, T. et al. (1989) J. Cell Physiol. 140:323]. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 3-8 µg/mL in the presence of 400 ng/mL Recombinant Human CNTF.
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
Cell Proliferation Induced by CNTF and Neutralization by Human CNTF Antibody. Recombinant Human CNTF (Catalog # 257-NT) stimulates proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Human CNTF (400 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Human CNTF Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF-257-NA). The ND50 is typically 3-8 µg/mL.
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: CNTF

Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is a polypeptide initially purified from chick embryo ocular tissue and identified as a trophic factor for embryonic chick ciliary parasympathetic neurons in culture. Subsequent studies have demonstrated that CNTF is a survival factor for additional neuronal cell types including: dorsal root ganglion sensory neurons, sympathetic ganglion neurons, embryonic motor neurons, major pelvic ganglion neurons and hippocampal neurons. CNTF has also been shown to prevent the degeneration of motor axons after axotomy.

The gene for human CNTF has been localized to the proximal region of the long arm of chromosome 11. The cDNA for human CNTF encodes a 200 amino acid residue polypeptide that lacks a signal sequence. CNTF is highly conserved across species and exhibits cross-species activities. Human and rat CNTF share approximately 83% homology in their protein sequence. CNTF is structurally related to IL-6, IL-11, LIF, and OSM. All of these four helix bundle cytokines share gp130 as a signal-transducing subunit in their receptor complexes.

  • Long Name:
    Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    1270 (Human); 25707 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    ciliary neurotrophic factor; CNTF; HCNTF
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Citations:

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  1. Lentiviral-mediated transfer of CNTF to schwann cells within reconstructed peripheral nerve grafts enhances adult retinal ganglion cell survival and axonal regeneration.
    Authors: Leaver SG, Plant GW, Hendriks WT, Niclou SP, Verhaagen J, Harvey AR, Cui Q
    Mol. Ther., 2005;11(6):906-15.
    Species: Human
    Sample Type: Whole Cells
    Application: ICC
  2. The N-terminal cytokine binding domain of LIFR is required for CNTF binding and signaling.
    Authors: He W, Gong K, Smith DK, Ip NY
    FEBS Lett., 2005;579(20):4317-23.
    Species: Human
    Sample Type: Cell Lysates
    Application: WB
  3. Ciliary neurotrophic factor released by corneal endothelium surviving oxidative stress ex vivo.
    Authors: Koh SW
    Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 2002;43(9):2887-96.
    Species: Human
    Sample Type: Cell Lysates
    Application: IP
  4. Membrane distal cytokine binding domain of LIFR interacts with soluble CNTFR in vitro.
    Authors: He W, Gong K, Zhu G, Smith DK
    FEBS Lett., 2002;514(2):214-8.
    Species: Human
    Sample Type: Cell Lysates
    Application: IP
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