Human HB-EGF Antibody

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MAB259-SP
MAB259-500
MAB259-100
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Human HB-EGF Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human
Specificity
Detects human HB-EGF in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse HB-EGF. 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
Asp63-Leu148
Accession # Q53H93
Formulation
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.
Label
Unconjugated

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Human HB-EGF (Catalog # 259-HE)
under non-reducing conditions only

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

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Shipping
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: 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; HB-EGF; Hegfl; heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor; heparin-binding epidermal growth factor; proheparin-binding EGF-like growth factor

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Citations for Human HB-EGF Antibody

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  1. Amphiregulin Exosomes Increase Cancer Cell Invasion
    Authors: James N. Higginbotham, Michelle Demory Demory Beckler, Jonathan D. Gephart, Jeffrey L. Franklin, Galina Bogatcheva, Gert-Jan Kremers et al.
    Current Biology
  2. The response of human epithelial cells to TNF involves an inducible autocrine cascade.
    Authors: Janes KA, Gaudet S, Albeck JG, Nielsen UB, Lauffenburger DA, Sorger PK
    Cell, 2006-03-24;124(6):1225-39.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
    Applications: ELISA Development

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