SHBG in Human Liver. SHBG was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human liver using Goat Anti-Human SHBG Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF2656) at 1.7 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 labeling was localized to the plasma membrane of hepatocytes. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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.
Human SHBG (also known as ABP or androgen-binding protein) is a variably glycosylated, secreted non-disulfide linked homodimer that belongs to the SHBG family. Members of this small family have tandem repeats of 170 amino acid (aa) long laminin alpha chain G-like domains. Each SHBG monomer is a 47-53 kDa, 373 aa glycoprotein that contains one steroid-binding site in its N-terminal G-like domain. Male and female sex hormones are bound with equal affinity. SHBG is synthesized by the liver and circulates in blood; ABP (SHBG in the testis) is synthesized by Sertoli cells and circulates in the male reproductive system. Human SHBG shares approximately 67% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat SHBG.
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