Human Protocadherin-8 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Human
  • Specificity
    Detects human Protocadherin-8 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, less than 2% cross-reactivity with recombinant human Protocadherin-10 is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Goat IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human Protocadherin-8
    Lys30-Pro749
    Accession # O95206
  • 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
  • Western Blot
    1 µg/mL
    See below
  • Immunocytochemistry
    5-15 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
Detection of Human Protocadherin‑8 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of HT‑29 human colon adenocarcinoma cell line. PVDF Membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Human Protocadherin‑8 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF5434) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF019). A specific band was detected for Protocadherin‑8 at approximately 115 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 8.
Immunocytochemistry
Protocadherin‑8 in MCF‑7 Human Cell Line. Protocadherin‑8 was detected in immersion fixed MCF‑7 human breast cancer cell line using Human Protocadherin‑8 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF5434) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL001) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to cell surfaces and cytoplasm. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
  • 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: Protocadherin-8

Protocadherin 8 (PCDH-8, Arcadlin) is a 110-115 kDa group F member of the protocadherin family of molecules. It is expressed in breast epithelium, the synaptic membranes of neurons, and presumably forms Ca++-dependent homophilic complexes. In breast, it is believed to contribute to a stable epithelial architecture, while in brain, it impacts LTP. Mature human PCDH-8 is a type I transmembrane protein that is 1041 amino acids (aa) in length. It contains a 720aa extracellular domain (ECD) (aa 30-749) plus a 300 aa cytoplasmic region. There are six cadherin domains in the ECD (aa 30-723). Multiple splice variants exist. Two show deletions of aa 134-607 and 781-877, respectively, while a third shows a six aa substitution for aa 365-527. Over aa 30-689, human PCDH-8 shares 93% aa identity with mouse PCDH-8.

  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    5100 (Human); 18530 (Mouse); 64865 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    Arcadlin; PAPC; PCDH8; protocadherin 8; Protocadherin8; Protocadherin-8
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