Human PIWIL1/HIWI Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Human
  • Specificity
    Detects human PIWIL1/HIWI in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) PIWIL2 or rhPIWIL4 is observed.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 585509
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant human PIWIL1/HIWI
    Arg82-Thr290
    Accession # NP_004755
  • Formulation
    Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Immunocytochemistry
    8-25 µg/mL
    See below
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.
Data Examples
Immunocytochemistry
PIWIL1/HIWI in NCI‑N87 Human Cell Line.

PIWIL1/HIWI was detected in immersion fixed NCI‑N87 human gastric carcinoma cell line using Mouse Anti-Human PIWIL1/HIWI Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB6548) 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 the cytoplasm in colonies of NCI-N87 cells. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.

Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Sterile PBS to a final concentration of 0.5 mg/mL.
  • Shipping
    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: PIWIL1/HIWI

HIWI (human homolog of drosophila piwi), also called PIWIL1 (piwi-like 1) is an 861 amino acid, 99 kDa (predicted) cytoplasmic protein of the PIWI subgroup of the Argonaute family. PIWI domains bind a class of ~29-30 nucleotide RNAs termed piRNAs (piwi domain-binding RNAs). PIWIL1 orthologs are expressed with piRNAs in germ cells and are essential for spermatogenesis in mice. CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cell PIWIL1 is downregulated upon differentiation. When overexpressed in leukemic cell lines, PIWIL1 inhibits growth and induces apoptosis. Human PIWIL1 shares 95% amino acid sequence identity with mouse and rat PIWIL1.

  • Long Name:
    Piwi-like Protein 1
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    9271 (Human)
  • Alternate Names:
    HIWI; HIWIpiwi homolog; MIWI; piwi (Drosophila)-like 1; PIWI; PIWIL1; piwi-like 1 (Drosophila); piwi-like protein 1
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