Human PDGF R alpha Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody Summary
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.
Detection of PDGF R alpha in U‑118‑MG Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry. U‑118‑MG human glioblastoma/astrocytoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human PDGF R alpha Alexa Fluor® 488‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB1264G, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC002G, open histogram). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
Preparation and Storage
- 12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
Background: PDGF R alpha
PDGF is a major serum mitogen that can exist as a homo- or heterodimeric protein consisting of disulfide-linked PDGF-A and PDGF-B chains. The PDGF-AA, PDGF‑BB and PDGF-AB isoforms have been shown to bind to two distinct cell surface PDGF receptors with different affinities. Whereas PDGF R alpha binds all three PDGF isoforms with high affinity, PDGF R beta binds PDGF‑BB and AB, but not PDGF-AA. Both PDGF R alpha and PDGF R beta are members of the class III subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) that also includes the receptors for M-CSF, SCF and Flt3 ligand. All class III RTKs are characterized by the presence of five immunoglobulin-like domains in their extracellular region and a split kinase domain in their intracellular region. PDGF binding induces receptor homo-and heterodimerization and signal transduction. The expression of the alpha and beta receptors is independently regulated in various cell types. Only PDGF R alpha is expressed in oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, mesothelial cell and liver endothelial cells. Soluble PDGF-R alpha has been detected in cell conditioned medium and human plasma. Recombinant soluble PDGF R alpha binds PDGF with high affinity and is a potent PDGF antagonist (1).
- Heldin, C.H. and L. Claesson-Welsh (1994) Guidebook to Cytokines and Their Receptors, Nicola, N.A. (ed) Oxford University Press, New York, NY p. 202.
No product specific FAQs exist for this product, however you mayView all Antibody FAQs
Reviews for Human PDGF R alpha Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review Human PDGF R alpha Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody and earn rewards!
Have you used Human PDGF R alpha Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Antibody?
Submit a review and receive an Amazon gift card.
$25/€18/£15/$25CAN/¥75 Yuan/¥1250 Yen for a review with an image
$10/€7/£6/$10 CAD/¥70 Yuan/¥1110 Yen for a review without an image