Mouse BMP-4 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse BMP-4 in direct ELISAs.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Rat IgG1 Clone # 871317
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
  • Immunogen
    Chinese hamster ovary cell line CHO-derived mature mouse BMP-4
    Ser293-Arg408
    Accession # P21275
  • 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.
  • Endotoxin Level
    <0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
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    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Neutralization
    Measured by its ability to neutralize BMP‑4-induced alkaline phosphatase production in the ATDC5 mouse chondrogenic cell line. Nakamura, K. et al. (1999) Exp. Cell Res. 250:351. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 0.4-2.4 µg/mL in the presence of 20 ng/mL Recombinant Mouse BMP‑4.
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
Alkaline Phosphatase Production Induced by BMP-4 and Neutralization by Mouse BMP-4 Antibody.
Recombinant Mouse BMP-4 (Catalog # 5020-BP) induces alkaline phosphatase production in the ATDC5 mouse chondrogenic cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Alkaline Phosphatase Production elicited by Recombinant Mouse BMP-4 (20 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Rat Anti-Mouse BMP-4 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB50201). The ND50 is typically 0.4-2.4 µg/mL.
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: BMP-4

BMP-4 is a TGF-beta superfamily ligand that is widely expressed from early embryogenesis through adulthood. It plays an important role in mesenchyme formation, epidermal determination, suppression of neural induction, the development of multiple organs, and tissue repair (1-5). The mouse BMP-4 precursor contains a 273 amino acid (aa) propeptide and a 116 aa mature protein (6). The propeptide is cleaved intracellularly by furin or proprotein convertase 6, enabling the 15 kDa mature BMP-4 monomer to form an active disulfide linked homodimer or heterodimer with BMP-7 (7-9). Mature mouse and human BMP-4 share 98% aa sequence identity. Mouse BMP-4 shares 85% aa sequence identity with mouse BMP-2 and 35%-54% with other mouse BMPs. Compared to BMP-4 homodimers, BMP-4/BMP-7 heterodimers exhibit a greater potency in inducing osteogenic differentiation (9). In Xenopus, the heterodimers can also induce the formation of mesoderm, whereas BMP-4 homodimers only provide ventralizing signals for existing mesoderm (10). BMP-4 signals through tetrameric complexes composed of type I (primarily Activin RIA or BMPR-IA) and type II (primarily Activin RIIA or BMPR-II) receptors (11, 12). The bioavailability of BMP-4 is regulated by its interaction with multiple proteins and glycosaminoglycans (13-15).

  • References:
    1. Zhang, P. et al. (2008) Blood 111:1933.
    2. Gambaro, K. et al. (2006) Cell Death Differ. 13:1075.
    3. Simic, P. and S. Vukicevic (2005) Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 16:299.
    4. Sadlon, T.J. et al. (2004) Stem Cells 22:457.
    5. Frank, D.B. et al. (2005) Circ. Res. 97:496.
    6. Oida, S. et al. (1995) DNA Seq. 5:273.
    7. Cui, Y. et al. (1998) EMBO J. 17:4735.
    8. Cui, Y. et al. (2001) Genes Dev. 15:2797.
    9. Aono, A. et al. (1995) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 210:670.
    10. Nishimatsu, S. and G.H. Thomsen (1998) Mech. Dev. 74:75.
    11. Chen, D. et al. (2004) Growth Factors 22:233.
    12. Lavery, K. et al. (2008) J. Biol. Chem. April 24 epub.
    13. Rosen, V. (2006) Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1068:19.
    14. Jones, C.M. and J.C. Smith (1998) Dev. Biol. 194:12.
    15. Takada, T. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:43229.
  • Long Name:
    Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    652 (Human); 12159 (Mouse); 25296 (Rat); 30612 (Zebrafish)
  • Alternate Names:
    BMP-2B; BMP2B1; BMP2BMCOPS6; BMP4; BMP-4; Bone morphogenetic protein 2B; bone morphogenetic protein 4; DVR4; OFC11; ZYME
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