Human/Mouse FGF-8 Antibody Summary
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Cell Proliferation Induced by FGF‑8 and Neutralization by Human and Mouse FGF‑8 Antibody. Recombinant Mouse FGF-8 c Isoform (Catalog # 424-FC) stimulates proliferation in the the NR6R-3T3 mouse fibroblast cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Proliferation elicited by Recombinant Mouse FGF-8 c Isoform (125 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse Anti-Human/Mouse FGF-8 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB323). The ND50 is typically 0.25-0.75 µg/mL in the presence of heparin (0.1 µg/mL).
FGF‑8 in Human Prostate. FGF-8 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human prostate using Mouse Anti-Human/Mouse FGF-8 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB323) at 25 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Mouse HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS002) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to stromal cell cytoplasm. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
- 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.
FGF-8 is a member of the fibroblast growth factor family that was originally discovered as a growth factor essential for the androgen-dependent growth of mouse mammary carcinoma cells (1-3). Alternate splicing of mouse FGF-8 mRNA generates eight secreted isoforms, designated a-h, but only FGF-8a, b, e and f exist in humans (4). FGF-8 contains a 22 amino acid (aa) signal sequence, an N‑terminal domain that varies according to the isoform (30 aa for FGF-8b; 20 aa for the shortest, FGF-8a), a 125 aa FGF domain and a 37 aa proline‑rich C‑terminal sequence. The FGF domain of FGF-8 shares the most aa identity with FGF17 (75%) and FGF-18 (67%), and the three form an FGF subfamily (2). Mouse FGF-8b shares 100% aa identity with human FGF-8b. FGF-8 is widely expressed during embryogenesis, and mediates epithelial-mesenchymal transitions. It plays an organizing and inducing role during gastrulation, and regulates patterning of the midbrain/hindbrain, eye, ear, limbs and heart in the embryo (2, 5 - 8). The isoforms may play different roles in development. FGF-8b shows the strongest receptor affinity and oncogenic transforming capacity although FGF-8a and FGF-8e are also transforming and have been found in human prostate, breast or ovarian tumors (1, 5, 9-12). FGF-8 shows limited expression in the normal adult, but low levels are found in the reproductive and genitourinary tract, peripheral leukocytes and bone marrow hematopoietic cells (3, 9, 13).
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Citations for Human/Mouse FGF-8 Antibody
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Catalytically inactive Dnmt3b rescues mouse embryonic development by accessory and repressive functions
Authors: P Nowialis, K Lopusna, J Opavska, SL Haney, A Abraham, P Sheng, A Riva, A Natarajan, O Guryanova, M Simpson, R Hlady, M Xie, R Opavsky
Nat Commun, 2019;10(1):4374.
Sample Types: Tissue Lysates
Applications: Western Blot
Specificity protein 7 is required for proliferation and differentiation of ameloblasts and odontoblasts
Authors: JM Bae, JC Clarke, H Rashid, MD Adhami, K McCullough, JS Scott, H Chen, KM Sinha, B de Crombru, A Javed
J. Bone Miner. Res., 2018;0(0):.
Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
Applications: Western Blot
Fibulin-1 Binds to Fibroblast Growth Factor 8 with High Affinity: Effects on Embryo Survival
J Biol Chem, 2016;0(0):.
Sample Types: Protein
Applications: Western Blot
Local apoptosis modulates early mammalian brain development through the elimination of morphogen-producing cells.
Authors: Nonomura K, Yamaguchi Y, Hamachi M, Koike M, Uchiyama Y, Nakazato K, Mochizuki A, Sakaue-Sawano A, Miyawaki A, Yoshida H, Kuida K, Miura M
Dev Cell, 2013;27(6):621-34.
Sample Types: Whole Tissue
Cell aggregation-induced FGF8 elevation is essential for P19 cell neural differentiation.
Authors: Wang C, Xia C, Bian W, Liu L, Lin W, Chen YG, Ang SL, Jing N
Mol. Biol. Cell, 2006;17(7):3075-84.
Sample Types: Whole Cells
Regulation of avian cardiogenesis by Fgf8 signaling.
Authors: Alsan BH, 2019, Schultheiss TM
Sample Types: In Ovo
Applications: In Ovo
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