Detection of Pref‑1/DLK1/FA1 in HepG2 Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry.
HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human Pref‑1/DLK1/FA1 Alexa Fluor® 488‑conjugated Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # FAB1144G, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # IC0041G, open histogram). View our protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins.
Preparation and Storage
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Stability & Storage
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12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.
Pref-1 (Preadipocyte Factor 1), also known as DLK1 and FA1, is a 58-65 kDa member of the Notch/Serrata/Delta family of proteins. It is expressed in prechondrocytes and preadipocytes and appears to block progenitor cell differentiation into mature cell lineages. Mature human Pref-1 is a 360 amino acid (aa) type I transmembrane N- and O-linked glycoprotein. It contains a 280 aa extracellular region (aa 24-303), a 24 aa transmembrane segment (aa 304-327), and a 56 aa cytoplasmic domain (aa 328-383). The extracellular region contains six EGF-like domains, and undergoes proteolytic cleavage to generate a bioactive 50 kDa fragment, plus three 25-31 kDa fragments that show no activity. There are multiple potential splice variants. One shows a deletion of aa 229-301, a second possesses a six aa substitution for aa 1-52, a third shows a deletion of aa 210-277, while a fourth contains a six aa substitution for aa 207-383. Over aa 24-297, human Pref-1 shares 82% aa identity with mouse Pref-1.
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