Human Galectin-9 Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody

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FAB20453G-100UG
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Human Galectin-9 Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human Galectin-9 in direct ELISAs and Western blots.
Source
Monoclonal Mouse IgG2A Clone # 1015214
Purification
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Immunogen
Human embryonic kidney cell, HEK293 derived human Galectin-9
Met1-Thr323
Accession # NP_002299
Formulation
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Label
Alexa Fluor 488 (Excitation= 488 nm, Emission= 515-545 nm)

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Flow Cytometry
0.25-1 µg/106 cells
HEK293 Human Cell Line Transfected with Human Galectin-9 and eGFP

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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Preparation and Storage

Shipping
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: Galectin-9

Galectins comprise a family of multifunctional carbohydrate-binding proteins with specificity for N‑acetyl-lactosamine-containing glycoproteins. At least 14 mammalian Galectins share structural similarities in their carbohydrate recognition domains (CRD), forming three groups: prototype (one CRD), tandem-repeat (two CRDs), and chimeric (one CRD, unique N‑terminus) (1, 2). Full length Galectin-9 is a widely expressed 39 kDa tandem-repeat Galectin that contains two CRDs connected by a linker region (3). Progressive deletion within the linker region generates a 36 kDa isoform, also known as Ecalectin or UAT, as well as a 35 kDa isoform (4). This recombinant protein corresponds to the Ecalectin isoform of human Galectin-9 and shares 70% and 73% aa sequence identity with the corresponding regions of mouse and rat Galectin-9, respectively. Galectin-9 exhibits a wide range of activities. All three isoforms function as eosinophil chemoattractants (5, 6). This activity is destroyed by thrombin-mediated cleavage within the linker region of the long isoform, although the Ecalectin isoform is resistant to thrombin (7). Galectin-9 binds to carbohydrate moieties of IgE, thereby preventing immune complex formation, mast cell degranulation, and asthmatic and cutaneous anaphylaxis reactions (8). Independent of its lectin properties, Galectin-9 induces the maturation of dendritic cells which promote Th1 polarization (9). Galectin-9 induces cellular apoptosis in part by direct binding to TIM-3 (10, 11). Its interaction with TIM-3 inhibits Th1 cell and CD8+ cytotoxic T cell responses and also promotes regulatory T cell differentiation and activity (11, 12). Galectin-9 suppresses tumor cell metastasis by interfering with the associations between hyaluronic acid and CD44 and between VCAM-1 and Integrin alpha 4 beta 1 (13). The Ecalectin isoform (UAT; urate transporter) can also be expressed as an integral membrane protein and mediate the cellular efflux of urate (14).

References
  1. Yang, R-Y. et al. (2008) Expert Rev. Mol. Med. 10:e17.
  2. Elola, M. T. et al. (2007) Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 64:1679.
  3. Tureci, O. et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272:6416.
  4. Chabot, S. et al. (2002) Glycobiology 12:111.
  5. Matsumoto, R. et al. (2002) J. Immunol. 168:1961.
  6. Sato, M. et al. (2002) Glycobiology 12:191.
  7. Nishi, N. et al. (2006) Glycobiology 16:15C.
  8. Niki, T. et al. (2009) J. Biol. Chem. 284:32344.
  9. Dai, S.-Y. et al. (2005) J. Immunol. 175:2974.
  10. Seki, M. et al. (2007) Arthritis Rheum. 56:3968.
  11. Zhu, C. et al. (2005) Nat. Immunol. 6:1245.
  12. Sehrawat, S. et al. (2010) PloS Pathogens 6:e1000882.
  13. Nobumoto, A. et al. (2008) Glycobiology 18:735.
  14. Leal-Pinto, E. et al. (2002) Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 283:F150.
Entrez Gene IDs
3965 (Human); 16859 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
Ecalectin; GAL9; gal-9; galectin 9; Galectin9; Galectin-9; HUAT; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 9; LGALS9; LGALS9A; MGC117375; MGC125973; MGC125974; Tumor antigen HOM-HD-21; urate transporter/channel protein

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