Human TAFA5/FAM19A5 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Human
  • Specificity
    Detects TAFA5/FAM19A5 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human TAFA2, 3, or 4 is observed.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Rat IgG1 Clone # 463102
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant human TAFA5/FAM19A5
    Gln26-Ser125
    Accession # NP_056196
  • 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 TAFA5/FAM19A5 (Catalog # 5148-TA)
  • Immunohistochemistry
    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
Immunohistochemistry
TAFA5/FAM19A5 in Human Hypothalamus. TAFA5/FAM19A5 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human hypothalamus using Human TAFA5/FAM19A5 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB5148) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Before incubation with the primary antibody, tissue was subjected to heat-induced epitope retrieval using Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic (Catalog # CTS013). Tissue was stained using the Anti-Mouse HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS002) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to neuronal cell bodies. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
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: TAFA5/FAM19A5

TAFA5 (also FAM19A5) is a 14 kDa type I transmembrane protein and member of the FAM19/TAFA family of chemokine-like proteins (1). Human TAFA5 is 132 amino acids (aa) in length. It contains a 15 aa extracellular domain, a 23 aa transmembrane sequence, and a 95 aa cytoplasmic region. Alternate splicing produces two additional isoforms. Isoform 2, a secreted form, has a 31 aa substitution for residues 1‑38 in isoform 1. Isoform 3 has an eight aa substitution for residues 1‑87 in isoform1. Human TAFA5 is 100% aa identical to mouse TAFA5 (1). Within the TAFA family, TAFA5 is the most distinct member, while TAFAs 2, 3, and 4 are the most closely related members (1). Real-time PCR analysis indicates that TAFA5 mRNA expression is restricted to the central nervous system (CNS), with the highest level in the basal ganglia and cerebellum (1). The biological functions of TAFA family members are not yet known, but there are a few tentative hypotheses. First, 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). Second, TAFAs may represent a novel class of neurokines that act as regulators of immune nervous cells (1‑2). Finally, TAFAs may 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 A5
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    25817 (Human); 106014 (Mouse); 500915 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    Chemokine-like protein TAFA-5; FAM19A5; family with sequence similarity 19 (chemokine (C-C motif)-like), member A5; QLLK5208; TAFA protein 5; TAFA5; TAFA-5; UNQ5208
Cell and Tissue Staining Kits
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Anti-Rat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit

CTS017 5
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Immunohistochemistry Reagents
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Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Universal

CTS015 10
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Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic

CTS013 4
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Mounting Medium

CTS011 4
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Antigen Retrieval Reagent Sampler (50 mL each)

CTS016
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Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Acidic

CTS014
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NorthernLights Guard Mounting Media

NL996
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VisUCyte Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Universal

VCTS023
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VisUCyte Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Acidic

VCTS022
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VisUCyte Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic

VCTS021
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Isotype Controls
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Rat IgG1 Isotype Control

Ctrl MAB005 37  
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Normal Rat IgG Control

Ctrl 6-001-A 9
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Normal Rat IgG Control (Azide Free)

Ctrl 6-001-F 1
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Rat IgG1 Isotype Control

Ctrl MAB005R
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Secondary Antibodies
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Rat IgG HRP-conjugated Antibody

WB, Simple Western HAF005 7  
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Goat Anti-Rat F(ab)2 IgG (H+L)
APC-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0113 2  
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Goat Anti-Rat IgG NorthernLights™ NL557-conjugated Antibody

Flow, IHC, ICC NL013 2
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Rat F(ab)2 IgG (H+L) PE-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0105B 2  
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Goat Anti-Rat IgG NorthernLights™ NL493-conjugated Antibody

Flow, IHC, ICC NL015 1
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Goat Anti-Rat IgG Biotinylated Antibody

WB BAF005 2
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Goat Anti-Rat IgG Antibody

WB AF005 1
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Rat IgG VisUCyte HRP Polymer Antibody

IHC VC005  
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Rat F(ab)2 IgG (H+L) Fluorescein-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0104B  
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Goat Anti-Rat IgG NorthernLights™ NL637-conjugated Antibody

Flow, IHC, ICC NL014
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Goat Anti-Rat F(ab)2 IgG (H+L) PerCP-conjugated Antibody

Flow F0115 1
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