Nicastrin was detected in immersion fixed HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line using Mouse Anti-Human Nicastrin Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB5378) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL007) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
Preparation and Storage
Sterile PBS to a final concentration of 0.5 mg/mL.
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.
Nicastrin (NCT) is a 150‑160 kDa member of the Nicastrin family of proteins. It is a component of the aspartyl protease gamma -secretase complex and serves to stabilize and direct gamma -secretase components to proper positions in the plasma membrane. The gamma -secretase complex mediates the cleavage of intramembrane proteins such as Notch-1 and APP. Mature human Nicastrin is a 676 amino acid type I transmembrane glycoprotein. It contains a 636 aa extracellular domain (aa 34‑669) that shows a 58 aa sequence (aa 312‑369) which interacts with gamma -secretase substrates. There are multiple splice variants of NCT. One shows a deletion of aa 195‑322 and 394‑709, a second shows a 29 aa substitution for the C-terminal 604 aa and a third shows a deletion of aa 200‑709 accompanied by an insertion of 33 aa after Leu30. Over aa 34‑669, human NCT shares 90% aa identity with mouse NCT.
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