Detection of Human/Mouse/Rat Fibromodulin by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of human cartilage, human ovarian cancer, and rat uterine tissue. PVDF membrane was probed with 0.3 µg/mL of Sheep Anti-Human/Mouse/Rat Fibromodulin Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF5945) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF016). A specific band was detected for Fibromodulin at approximately 60 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 8.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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.
Fibromodulin (FMOD; also FM and collagen-binding 59 kDa protein) is a secreted, 60‑70 kDa class II member of the SLRP family of matrix proteins. It is expressed by a variety of cell types, including keratinocytes, fibroblasts and chrondrocytes, and is known to bind to type I and XII collagen, plus TGF-beta. Fibromodulin is posited to displace lumican binding to collagen, generating 3D collagen fibrils from simple lumican-induced collagen dimers. Mature human Fibromodulin is 358 amino acids (aa) in length (aa 19‑376). It contains 12 LRRs (Leu-rich repeats) (aa 98‑376), with the seventh and eleventh LRR principally responsible for collagen type I binding. Fibromodulin contains varying amounts of keratan sulfate, and undergoes significant tyrosine sulfation. There is one splice form that shows a deletion of aa 88‑101. Over aa 76‑376, human Fibromodulin shares 96% aa identity with mouse and rat Fibromodulin.
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