TWEAK/TNFSF12 in human PBMCs.
TWEAK/TNFSF12 was detected in immersion fixed human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using Goat Anti-Human TWEAK/TNFSF12 Biotinylated Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # BAF1090) at 15 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Streptavidin (red; Catalog # NL999) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to plasma membrane and cytoplasm. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
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.
TWEAK is a type II transmembrane protein belonging to the TNF superfamily (1). It contains a short cytoplasmic domain (amino acids (aa) 1-18), the transmembrane domain (aa 19-42) and an extracellular domain (aa 43-249). The extracellular domains of human and murine TWEAK share 89% aa sequence identity. A soluble form of TWEAK is generated from the membrane-associated molecules by proteolytic cleavage after Arg 93 suggesting that TWEAK may have long-range effects. TWEAK is expressed widely in many tissues and cells. At least two receptors that bind TWEAK have been identified (2-4). Death Receptor 3 (DR3), also known as TNFRSF12, Apo-3, LARD, WSL-1, or TRAMP, is a TNF receptor superfamily member that is expressed predominantly in tissues with high lymphocyte content (2). It has been suggested that induction of cell death by TWEAK-DR3 interaction involves the activation of NF-kappa B. In cells that lack DR3, alternate pathways of TWEAK-induced cell death mediated by receptors distinct from DR3 have been suggested (5, 6). TWEAK receptor (TWEAKR, alternatively known as FN14), is a novel TNF receptor superfamily member that also binds TWEAK (3, 4). It is a mitogen-inducible gene that is expressed in fibroblasts, hepetocellular carcinomas and endothelial cells. TWEAK-TWEAKR interaction has been shown to play a role in endothelial cell growth and migration. This effect of TWEAK is not mediated by an up-regulation of VEGF (7).
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TNF-like and Weak Inducer of Apoptosis
Entrez Gene IDs:
8742 (Human); 21944 (Mouse); 360548 (Rat)
APO3 ligand; APO3LMGC20669; DR3LGTWEAKAPO3/DR3 ligand; MGC129581; TNF-related weak inducer of apoptosis; TNFSF12; tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 12; tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 12; TWEAK
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