Human TAFA4/FAM19A4 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Human
  • Specificity
    Detects human TAFA4/FAM19A4 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, no cross‑reactivity with recombinant human TAFA1, 2, 3, or 5 is observed.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 480103
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant human TAFA4
    Ser35-Arg140
    Accession # Q96LR4
  • 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
    Recombinant Human TAFA4/FAM19A4 (Catalog # 5099-TA) under non-reducing conditions only
  • CyTOF-ready
    Ready to be labeled using established conjugation methods. No BSA or other carrier proteins that could interfere with conjugation.
  • Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
    2.5 µg/106 cells
    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
Intracellular Staining by Flow Cytometry
Detection of TAFA4/FAM19A4 in A172 Human Cell Line by Flow Cytometry.

A172 human glioblastoma cell line was stained with Mouse Anti-Human TAFA4/FAM19A4 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB5099, filled histogram) or isotype control antibody (Catalog # MAB002, open histogram), followed by Phycoerythrin-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG
F(ab')2 Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0102B). To facilitate intracellular staining, cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde and permeabilized with saponin.

Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.5 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: TAFA4/FAM19A4

TAFA4 (also FAM19A4) is a secreted, 12 kDa member of the FAM19/TAFA family of chemokine-like proteins (1). It is synthesized as a 140 amino acid (aa) precursor that contains a 35 aa signal sequence and a 105 aa mature chain. Like other members of the FAM19/TAFA family, with the exception of TAFA5, mature TAFA1 contains 10 regularly spaced cysteine residues that follow the pattern Cx7CCx13CxCx14Cx11Cx4Cx5Cx10C, where C represents a conserved cysteine residue and x represents any noncysteine amino acid (1). Human TAFA4 is 90% aa identical to mouse TAFA4 (1). Real-time PCR analysis indicates that TAFA4 mRNA expression is restricted to the central nervous system (CNS), with the highest level in the thalamus (1). TAFAs may modulate immune responses in the CNS by functioning as brain specific chemokines and may act with other chemokines to optimize the recruitment and activity of immune cells in the CNS (1). TAFAs may represent a novel class of neurokines that act as regulators of immune nervous cells (1, 2). TAFAs may also control axonal sprouting following brain injury (1).

  • References:
    1. Tang, Y.T. et al. (2004) Genomics 83:727.
    2. Benveniste, E. (1998) Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 9:259.
  • Long Name:
    Family with Sequence Similarity 19, Member A4
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    151647 (Human); 320701 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    Chemokine-like protein TAFA-4; FAM19A4; family with sequence similarity 19 (chemokine (C-C motif)-like), member A4; FLJ25161; TAFA4; TAFA-4
Isotype Controls
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Mouse IgG1 Isotype Control

Ctrl MAB002 138  
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Mouse IgG1 Isotype Control

Ctrl MAB002R 1
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Secondary Antibodies
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Mouse IgG HRP-conjugated Antibody

WB HAF007 26  
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Mouse F(ab)2 IgG (H+L) PE-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0102B 10  
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Donkey Anti-Mouse IgG NorthernLights™ NL557-conjugate Antibody

Flow, IHC, ICC NL007 9
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Donkey Anti-Mouse IgG Biotinylated Antibody

WB BAF018 1
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Mouse IgG HRP-conjugated Antibody

WB HAF018 9  
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Donkey Anti-Mouse IgG NorthernLights™ NL637-conjugated Antibody

Flow, IHC, ICC NL008 8
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Mouse F(ab)2 IgG (H+L) APC-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0101B 2  
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Donkey Anti-Mouse IgG NorthernLights™ NL493-conjugated Antibody

Flow, IHC, ICC NL009 5
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Mouse IgG Antibody

WB AF007 4
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Mouse F(ab)2 IgG (H+L) Fluorescein-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0103B 5  
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Goat Anti-Mouse IgG Biotinylated Antibody

WB BAF007 4
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Mouse/Rabbit IgG VisUCyte HRP Polymer Antibody

IHC VC002  
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Mouse IgG VisUCyte HRP Polymer Antibody

IHC VC001  
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Mouse F(ab)2 IgG (H+L) PerCP-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0114  
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Goat Anti-Mouse IgG Fc Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab

G-202-C 2
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