Human Periostin/OSF-2 Antibody

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Detection of Human Periostin/OSF-2 by Western Blot.
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Human Periostin/OSF-2 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human Periostin/OSF-2 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, less than 40% cross‑reactivity with recombinant mouse Periostin and recombinant rat Periostin is observed.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Antigen Affinity-purified
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human Periostin
Accession # Q15063
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.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
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5-15 µg/mL
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25 µg/mL
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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.

Scientific Data

Western Blot Detection of Human Periostin/OSF-2 antibody by Western Blot. View Larger

Detection of Human Periostin/OSF-2 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of human breast cancer tissue. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Goat Anti-Human Periostin/OSF-2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF3548) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF019). A specific band was detected for Periostin/OSF-2 at approximately 90-95 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted using Immunoblot Buffer Group 8.

Immunoprecipitation Immunoprecipitation of Human Periostin/OSF-2. View Larger

Immunoprecipitation of Human Periostin/OSF-2. Human Periostin/OSF-2 was immunoprecipitated from human milk samples diluted in 1X Sample Diluent Concentrate 2 (Catalog # DYC002) and incubated with 3 µg Goat Anti-Human Periostin/OSF-2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF3548) or Normal Goat IgG Control (Catalog # AB-108-C) plus 30 µL Protein G beads overnight. Immunoprecipitated Periostin/OSF-2 was detected by Western blot under reducing conditions using 1 µg/mL Goat Anti-Human Periostin/OSF-2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF3548). View our recommended buffer recipes for immunoprecipitation.

Immunohistochemistry Periostin/OSF-2 antibody in Human Breast by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P). View Larger

Periostin/OSF‑2 in Human Breast. Periostin/OSF-2 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human breast using Goat Anti-Human Periostin/OSF-2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF3548) at 10 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to stromal cells. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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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: Periostin/OSF-2

Human OSF-2 (Osteoblast-Specific Factor 2), also known as Periostin, is a 170 kDa secreted homodimeric protein that belongs to the periostin family of the FAS1 superfamily of molecules. It is a TGF-beta inducible molecule that serves as both an adhesion molecule and tumor suppressor. It is synthesized as an 836 amino acid (aa) precursor that contains a 21 aa signal sequence and an 815 aa mature region. It is unknown if the molecule has any significant glycosylation. The human homodimer is not disulfide-linked. The molecule consists of two distinct regions. The N-terminus contains an 55 aa EMI domain, while the C-terminus contains four 130 aa Fasciculin type 1 (FAS1) domains. The EMI domain is cysteine-rich and shows a highly basic alpha -helix. Each FAS1 repeat exhibits a novel seven-stranded beta -wedge with a multiple alpha -helical fold. Three alternate splice forms are known that are C-terminal to the fourfold FAS1 repeats. These mature molecules are 758 and 761 aa in length. The first shows a one aa substitution for aa 649-706 of the mature molecule. The second shows a one aa substitution for aa 649-676, and a deletion of 27 aa between aa 784-810 of the mature molecule. The significance of the alternate splice forms is not clear. OSF-2 is known to bind to alpha v beta 3 and alpha v beta 5 integrins. It is synthesized by smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, osteoblasts, and multiple carcinoma cell types. OSF-2 induces expression of VEGFR2/KDR on endothelial cells (EC) by binding to EC alpha v beta 3. It also promotes cell transformation to a tumorigenic phenotype, accompanied by MMP-9 and fibronectin production and cell migration. Mature human OSF-2 is 91%, 96% and 91% aa identical to rat, dog, and mouse OSF-2, respectively.

Long Name
Osteoblast Specific Factor 2
Entrez Gene IDs
10631 (Human); 50706 (Mouse); 361945 (Rat)
Alternate Names
Fasciclin I-like; MGC119510; MGC119511; OSF2; OSF-2; OSF-2osteoblast specific factor 2 (fasciclin I-like); OSF2periodontal ligament-specific periostin; Osteoblast-specific factor 2; PDLPOSTN; periostin isoform thy2; periostin isoform thy4; periostin isoform thy6; periostin isoform thy8; Periostin; periostin, osteoblast specific factor; PNRP11-412K4.1; POSTN; TRIF52

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Citations for Human Periostin/OSF-2 Antibody

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  1. Sex-related differences of early cardiac functional and proteomic alterations in a rat model of myocardial ischemia
    Authors: BA Barta, M Ruppert, KE Fröhlich, M Cosenza-Co, A Oláh, AA Sayour, K Kovács, GB Karvaly, M Biniossek, B Merkely, O Schilling, T Radovits
    Journal of Translational Medicine, 2021;19(1):507.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
    Applications: Western Blot
  2. Periostin facilitates skin sclerosis via PI3K/Akt dependent mechanism in a mouse model of scleroderma.
    Authors: Yang L, Serada S, Fujimoto M, Terao M, Kotobuki Y, Kitaba S, Matsui S, Kudo A, Naka T, Murota H, Katayama I
    PLoS ONE, 2012;7(7):e41994.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
    Applications: Western Blot


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