Decorin in Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglia. Decorin was detected in perfusion fixed frozen sections of mouse dorsal root ganglia using 15 µg/mL Goat Anti-Mouse Decorin Biotinylated Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # BAF1060) overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained with the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). 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.
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.
Decorin is a small secreted chondroitin/dermatan sulfate proteoglycan belonging to the class I small leucine-rich proteoglycan family (SLRP). All SLRP family members are characterized by the N-terminal and C-terminal cysteine-rich regions, which flank the central region containing 10‑12 tandem leucine-rich repeats. In mouse Decorin, the glycosaminoglycan chain is O-linked to Ser34 in the N-terminal disulfide-bridged loop. Decorin binds to fibronectin, TGF-beta, type I and type II collagen. The binding of Decorin to these molecules is mediated via the core protein. Decorin plays a role in maintaining collagen fibrillogenesis. Depending on the cell context, Decorin can either block or augment the bioactivity of TGF-beta Decorin induces growth suppression by activation of a signaling pathway that culminates in the blockade of the cell cycle machinery. Decorin can also induce fibroblast cytoskeletal and signalling changes that results in an increased cell migration (1, 2).
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Tufvesson, E. and G. Westergren-Thorsson (2003) J. Cell Science 116:4857.
Entrez Gene IDs:
1634 (Human); 13179 (Mouse)
Bone proteoglycan II; CSCD; DCN; decorin proteoglycan; Decorin; dermatan sulphate proteoglycans II; DSPG2; PG40; PGII; PG-II; PGS2; PG-S2; proteoglycan core protein; SLRR1B; SLRR1BPGS2; small leucine-rich protein 1B
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