Human HB-EGF Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody

  • Species Reactivity
  • Specificity
    Detects human HB-EGF in direct ELISAs and Western blots. Does not cross-react with recombinant human (rh) AR, rhBTC, rhHRG-alpha, rhHRG‑ beta, rhEGF, or rhTGF-alpha.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG2A Clone # 125923
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    S. frugiperda insect ovarian cell line Sf 21-derived recombinant human HB-EGF
    Accession # Q53H93
  • Formulation
    Supplied in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
  • Label
    Alexa Fluor 488
  • Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
    5 µL/106 cells
    See below
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.
Data Examples
Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
Detection of HB‑EGF in PC‑3 Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry.

PC‑3 human prostate cancer cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human HB‑EGF Alexa Fluor® 488‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # IC259G, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC003G, 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
  • 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: HB-EGF

HB-EGF was originally purified based on its heparin-binding property and mitogenic activity on BALB-3T3 fibroblasts from the conditioned medium of the human U-937 histiocytic lymphoma cell line. The natural protein has an apparent molecular mass of 19-23 kDa and exists in multiple forms as a result of heterogenous O‑glycosylation and/or N-terminal truncation. In addition to fibroblasts, HB-EGF is also a potent mitogen for keratinocytes and smooth muscle cells but not for capillary endothelial cells. HB-EGF is produced in monocytes and macrophages. In addition, transcription of HB-EGF can be induced in vascular endothelial cells as well as aortic smooth muscle cells (SMC), suggesting that HB-EGF may have an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.

HB-EGF is a member of the EGF family of mitogens which also include transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha ), amphiregulin (AR), rat schwanoma-derived growth factor (SDGF), vaccinia growth factor (VGF), and the various ligands for the HER2/ErbB2/Neu receptor. All these cytokines are derived from transmembrane precursors that contain one or several EGF structural units in their extracellular domain. Many of these transmembrane precursors are biologically active and seem to play a role in juxtacrine stimulation of adjacent cells. The cDNA for HB-EGF encodes a 204 amino acid residue transmembrane protein that is proteolytically cleaved to generate the soluble HB-EGF. Like EGF, TGF-alpha, and AR; HB-EGF binds to the EGF receptor and activates the receptor tyrosine kinase. HB-EGF is reported to be a more potent SMC mitogen than EGF. It has been suggested that the differential activities found for HB-EGF compared to EGF may be mediated by the heparin-binding properties of HB-EGF. A diphtheria toxin receptor that mediates the endocytosis of the bound toxin has been cloned and found to be identical to the transmembrane HB-EGF precursor.

  • Long Name:
    Heparin Binding EGF-like Growth Factor
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    1839 (Human); 15200 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    diphtheria toxin receptor (heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growthfactor); Dtr; DTRHEGFLdiphtheria toxin receptor (heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor); Dts; DTSF; HBEGF; Hegfl; heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor; heparin-binding epidermal growth factor; proheparin-binding EGF-like growth factor
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Isotype Controls
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Mouse IgG2A Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody

Ctrl IC003G  
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Staining Reagents
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Flow Cytometry Permeabilization/Wash Buffer I (1X)

Flow FC005 4
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Flow Cytometry Fixation Buffer (1X)

Flow FC004 3
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Flow Cytometry Fixation & Permeabilization Buffer Kit I

Flow FC009
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Flow Cytometry Fixation/Permeabilization Buffer I (1X)

Flow FC007
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