Human CNTFR alpha Antibody

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CNTF R alpha  Enhancement of CNTF-dependent Cell Proliferation and Neutral-ization by Human CNTF R alpha  Antibody.
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Human CNTFR alpha Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human CNTF R alpha  in direct ELISAs and Western blots.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Antigen Affinity-purified
S. frugiperda insect ovarian cell line Sf 21-derived recombinant human CNTF R alpha
Gln23-Pro346 (predicted)
Accession # P26992
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
0.1 µg/mL
Recombinant Human CNTF R alpha (Catalog # 303-CR)
Measured by its ability to neutralize CNTF R alpha -enhanced proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 10-20 µg/mL in the presence of 1 µg/mL Recombinant Human CNTF R alpha and 20 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.

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CNTF R alpha Enhancement of CNTF-dependent Cell Proliferation and Neutral-ization by Human CNTF R alpha Antibody. Recombinant Human CNTF Ra (Catalog # 303-CR) enhances Recom-binant Human CNTF (Catalog # 257-NT) induced proliferation in the TF-1 human erythroleukemic cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Enhancement of Recombinant Human CNTF (20 ng/mL) activity elicited by Recom-binant Human CNTF Ra (1 µg/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Goat Anti-Human CNTF Ra Antigen Affinity-purified Poly-clonal Antibody (Catalog # AF-303-NA). The ND50 is typically 10-20 µg/mL.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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Size / Price
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: CNTFR alpha

The high-affinity CNTF receptor complex, which mediates the biological action of CNTF, contains three proteins: the ligand-binding alpha  subunit (CNTF R alpha ), and the two signal-transducing proteins LIF R beta and gp130. Whereas LIF R beta and gp130 are widely expressed in many cell types, the expression of CNTF R alpha is restricted to the central and peripheral nervous systems. cDNAs encoding human and rat CNTF R alpha share 94% amino acid (aa) sequence identity. Human CNTF R alpha cDNA encodes a 372 aa  precursor protein with a 22 aa residue signal peptide and four potential glycoslyation sites. CNTF R alpha differs from other cytokine receptors in that it lacks transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains and is anchored to cell membranes by a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) linkage. Similar to other GPI-linked proteins, soluble CNTF receptor alpha  (CNTF sR alpha ) can be released from the cell surface by phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C. CNTF sR alpha can be released from skeletal muscle in response to peripheral nerve injury and high concentrations of CNTF sR alpha have also been detected in human cerebrospinal fluid. CNTF sR alpha binds CNTF in solution and the complex can act on cells that express only LIF R beta and gp130 but not CNTF R alpha.

Long Name
Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Receptor alpha
Entrez Gene IDs
1271 (Human); 12804 (Mouse); 313173 (Rat)
Alternate Names
CNTF R alpha; CNTFR alpha; CNTFR; CNTFRa

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Citations for Human CNTFR alpha Antibody

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  1. Sortilin facilitates signaling of ciliary neurotrophic factor and related helical type 1 cytokines targeting the gp130/leukemia inhibitory factor receptor beta heterodimer.
    Authors: Larsen JV, Hansen M, Moller B, Madsen P, Scheller J, Nielsen M, Petersen CM
    Mol. Cell. Biol., 2010;17(0):4175.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  2. Survival and axonal regeneration of off-center retinal ganglion cells of adult cats are promoted with an anti-glaucoma drug, nipradilol, but not BDNF and CNTF.
    Authors: Yata T, Nakamura M, Sagawa H, Tokita Y, Terasaki H, Watanabe M
    Neuroscience, 2007;148(1):53-64.
    Species: Feline
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC-Fr
  3. 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 Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  4. 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 Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Immunoprecipitation


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