Human GFR alpha -like Alexa Fluor® 405-conjugated Antibody

Recombinant Monoclonal Antibody
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FAB9697V-100UG
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Human GFR alpha -like Alexa Fluor® 405-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human GFR alpha ‑like in direct ELISAs.
Source
Recombinant Monoclonal Rabbit IgG Clone # 2345C
Purification
Protein A or G purified from cell culture supernatant
Immunogen
Human embryonic kidney cell line HEK293-derived recombinant human GFR alpha ‑like
Ser19-Glu351
Accession # Q6UXV0
Formulation
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Label
Alexa Fluor 405 (Excitation= 405 nm, Emission= 421 nm)

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Flow Cytometry
0.25-1 µg/106 cells
HEK293 Human Cell Line Transfected with Human GFR alpha -like

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: GFR alpha-like

GFR alpha -like (GDNF receptor-alpha-like) is a distant member of the GDNFR family of proteins (1). Mature human GFR alpha-like is a 376 amino acid (aa) type I transmembrane protein. It contains a 333 aa extracellular domain, a 20 aa transmembrane domain and a 23 aa cytoplasmic domain. Over the extracellular domain, human GFRAL shares 72% and 71%  identity with mouse and rat GFRAL respectively. It is expressed on both fetal and adult hindbrain neurons of the CNS (3), and would appear to function as an anti-apoptotic molecule during neuronal stress. GFRAL is a functional receptor for GDF-15, facilitating weight-loss functions of the protein through c-Ret downstream signaling (2-4). GFRAL and GDF-15 signaling is implicated in diet-based obesity and insulin resistance (2-4).

References
  1. Li, Z. et al. (2005) J. Neurochem. 95:361.
  2. Mullican, S. et al. (2017) Nat. Med 23:1150.
  3. Yang, L. et al. (2017) Nat. Med 23: 1158.
  4. Emmerson, P. et al (2017) Nat. Med 23:1215.
Long Name
Glial Cell line-derived Neurotrophic Factor Receptor alpha-like
Entrez Gene IDs
389400 (Human); 404194 (Mouse); 501023 (Rat)
Alternate Names
GFR alpha like; GFR alpha-like; GFRAL; GRAL

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