Detection of ER beta /NR3A2 in MCF‑7 Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. MCF‑7 human breast cancer cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human ER beta /NR3A2 Alexa Fluor® 488‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # IC7106G, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC002G, open histogram). To facilitate intracellular staining, cells were fixed with Flow Cytometry Fixation Buffer (Catalog # FC004) and permeabilized with Flow Cytometry Permeabilization/Wash Buffer I (Catalog # FC005). View our protocol for Staining Intracellular Molecules.
Preparation and Storage
The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Protect from light. Do not freeze.
12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
Background: ER beta/NR3A2
Estrogen Receptor beta (ER beta ; also known as NR3A2) is a member of the steroid receptor family. The natural ligand for ER is the classical estrogenic compound 17 beta ‑estradiol. ER beta is expressed in the granulosa cell layer of primary, secondary and mature follicles in the ovary, in bone, bladder, uterus, testis, epididymis, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, breast, heart, vessel wall, immune system, lung, pituitary, hippocampus and hypothalamus. Roles for ER beta in the reproductive and cardiovascular systems have been reported, although these are the subject of conflicting reports. ER beta has been postulated to act primarily as a modulator of ER alpha function. ER beta has been shown to form homodimers as well as heterodimers with ER alpha. Both ER alpha and ER beta can give rise to numerous isoforms.
Estrogen Receptor beta
Entrez Gene IDs:
ER beta; Erb; ER-beta; ESR2; ESR-BETA; ESTRB; estrogen receptor 2 (ER beta); estrogen receptor beta 4; estrogen receptor beta; NR3A2; NR3A2ESRB; Nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group A member 2
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