Detects human Contactin-3 in direct ELISAs. In direct ELISAs, approximately 10% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse Contactin-3 is observed, and less than 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) Contactin-4 and rhContactin-5 is observed.
Polyclonal Sheep IgG
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human Contactin-3 Pro26-Pro992 Accession # Q9P232
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.
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.
Contactin‑3 in Human Brain. Contactin‑3 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human brain (cerebellum) using Sheep Anti-Human Contactin‑3 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF7125) at 3 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Before incubation with the primary antibody, tissue was subjected to heat-induced epitope retrieval using Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic (Catalog # CTS013). 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 Purkinje neurons. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
Sterile PBS to a final concentration of 0.2 mg/mL.
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.
Contactin-3, also known as BIG-1, CNTN3 and PANG, is a 150 kDa member of the TAG/F3 subgroup of Contactin neuronal adhesion proteins (1, 2). Mature human Contactin-3 consists of six immunoglobulin-like domains, a flexible linker region, four fibronectin type III domains, and a GPI anchor (3, 4). Human Contactin-3 shares 92% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat Contactin-3. Contactin-3 is primarily expressed in the brain in discrete regions including the frontal lobe, occipital lobe, cerebellum, amygdala, and hippocampus (5, 6). Alternative splicing in rat may generate a soluble isoform (4). Mouse plasmacytoma cell lines produce multiple transcripts of Contactin-3 due to the presence of IAP proviruses (3). Immobilized Contactin-3 promotes neurite outgrowth from rat hippocampal neurons (4).
Shimoda, Y. and K. Watanabe (2009) Cell Adhesion Migration 3:64.
Denisenko-Nehrbass, N. et al. (2002) J. Physiol. 96:99.
Connelly, M.A. et al. (1994) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 91:1337.
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