Human GFR alpha-1/GDNF R alpha-1 Antibody

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GFR alpha ‑1/GDNF R alpha ‑1 in Human Spinal Cord.
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Human GFR alpha-1/GDNF R alpha-1 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human GFR alpha ‑1/GDNF R alpha ‑1 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 10% cross‑reactivity with recombinant rat GFR alpha ‑1 is observed and less than 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) GFR alpha -2, rhGFR alpha -3, and rhGFR alpha -4 is observed.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Antigen Affinity-purified
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human GFR alpha ‑1/GDNF R alpha ‑1
Accession # NP_665736
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 GFR alpha ‑1/GDNF R alpha ‑1 Fc Chimera (Catalog # 714-GR)
5-15 µg/mL
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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.

Scientific Data

Immunohistochemistry GFRa-1/GDNF Ra-1 antibody in Human Spinal Cord by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P). View Larger

GFR alpha ‑1/GDNF R alpha ‑1 in Human Spinal Cord. GFRa-1/GDNF Ra-1 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human spinal cord using Goat Anti-Human GFRa-1/GDNF Ra-1 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF714) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to ventral horn motoneurons. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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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: GFR alpha-1/GDNF R alpha-1

Glial cell line-derived growth factor (GDNF), neurturin (NTN), artemin and persephin are distant members of the TGF-beta  superfamily. They function as neurotrophic factors for a variety of neuronal populations in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The bioactivities of GDNF and NTN are mediated through a receptor complex composed of the non ligand-binding signaling subunit (c-Ret receptor tyrosine kinase) and either of two ligand binding subunits [GDNF receptor alpha -1 (GFR alpha -1) or GFR alpha -2]. GFR alpha -1 and -2 are members of a family of at least four cysteine-rich glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-linked cell surface proteins that share conserved placements of many of their cysteine residues. Binding of GDNF to membrane-associated GFR alpha -1 or GFR alpha -2 initiates the association with and activation of the Ret tyrosine kinase. Soluble GFR alpha s released enzymatically from the cell surface-associated protein with phosphatidylinositol phospholipase C, as well as recombinantly produced soluble GFR alpha -1, can also bind with high-affinity to GDNF and trigger the activation of Ret tyrosine kinase.

Human GFR alpha -1 cDNA encodes a 465 amino acid (aa) residue protein with an N-terminal 24 aa residue hydrophobic signal peptide. Like other GPI-linked proteins, human GFR alpha -1 has a C-terminal hydrophobic region which is preceded by a three aa residue (ASS) GPI-binding site. Human GFR alpha -1 shares 93% aa identity with rat GFR alpha -1. The expression of the various GFR alpha s are differentially regulated in the central and peripheral nervous system, suggesting complementary roles for the GFR alpha s in mediating the activities of the GDNF family of neurotrophic factors.

  1. Thompson, J. et al. (1998) Mol. Cell Neurosci. 11:117.
  2. Trupp, M. et al. (1998) Mol. Cell Neurosci. 11:47.
  3. Baloh, R.H. et al. (1998) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95:5801.
Long Name
Glial Cell line-derived Neurotrophic Factor Receptor alpha 1
Entrez Gene IDs
2674 (Human); 14585 (Mouse); 25454 (Rat)
Alternate Names
DKFZp313E1012; DKFZp686J0156; GDNF family receptor alpha 1; GDNF family receptor alpha-1; GDNF R alpha-1; GDNF receptor alpha-1; GDNFRAGFR-ALPHA-1; GDNFR-alpha-1; GDNFRMGC23045; GFR alpha1; GFR alpha-1; GFRA1; GFRa-1; GFR-alpha-1; Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor receptor alpha; GPI-linked anchor protein; PI-linked cell-surface accessory protein; RET ligand 1; RET1L; RETL1FLJ10561; TGF-beta related neurotrophic factor receptor 1; TGF-beta-related neurotrophic factor receptor 1; TRNR1FLJ31546

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Citations for Human GFR alpha-1/GDNF R alpha-1 Antibody

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  1. APE1 Promotes Pancreatic Cancer Proliferation through GFRalpha1/Src/ERK Axis-Cascade Signaling in Response to GDNF
    Authors: YD Choi, JY Jung, M Baek, S Khan, PI Song, S Ryu, JY Koo, SC Chauhan, A Tsin, C Choi, WJ Kim, M Kim
    Int J Mol Sci, 2020;21(10):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  2. PLZFposc-KITpos-delineated A1-A4-differentiating spermatogonia by subset and stage detection upon Bouin fixation
    Authors: RL Tang, LQ Fan
    Asian J. Androl., 2019;21(3):309-318.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC-P
  3. An anti-GDNF Family Receptor Alpha 1(GFRA1) Antibody-Drug Conjugate for the Treatment of Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
    Authors: S Bhakta, LM Crocker, Y Chen, M Hazen, MM Schutten, D Li, C Kuijl, R Ohri, F Zhong, KA Poon, MAT Go, E Cheng, R Piskol, R Firestein, A Fourie-O'D, KR Kozak, H Raab, JA Hongo, D Sampath, MS Dennis, RH Scheller, P Polakis, JR Junutula
    Mol. Cancer Ther., 2017;0(0):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC-P
  4. SULF1 and SULF2 regulate heparan sulfate-mediated GDNF signaling for esophageal innervation.
    Authors: Ai X, Kitazawa T, Do AT, Kusche-Gullberg M, Labosky PA, Emerson CP
    Development, 2007;134(18):3327-38.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC-Fr
  5. Trophic factor modulation of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide expression in explant cultured guinea-pig cardiac neurons.
    Authors: Girard BM, Young BA, Buttolph TR, Locknar SA, White SL, Parsons RL
    Neuroscience, 2006;139(4):1329-41.
    Species: Guinea Pig
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: ICC


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Application: IHC Sample Tested: Cerebellum tissue Species: Human