Mouse Galectin-3 Biotinylated Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse Galectin-3 in ELISAs and Western blots. In sandwich ELISAs, approximately 10% cross‑reactivity with recombinant human (rh) Galectin-3 is observed and less than 0.05% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse (rm) Galectin-1, rhGalectin-2, and rhGalectin-4 is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Goat IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant mouse Galectin‑3
    Ala2-Ile264
    Accession # NP_034835
  • Formulation
    Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with BSA as a carrier protein.
  • Label
    Biotin
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Western Blot
    0.1 µg/mL
    Recombinant Mouse Galectin‑3 (Catalog # 1197-GA)
  • Immunohistochemistry
    5-15 µg/mL
    See below
    • Mouse Galectin-3 Sandwich Immunoassay
      Reagent
  • ELISA Capture (Matched Antibody Pair)
    2-8 µg/mL 
    Human/Mouse/Rat Galectin‑3 Antibody (Catalog # MAB1197)
  • ELISA Detection (Matched Antibody Pair)
    0.1-0.4 µg/mL 
    Mouse Galectin‑3 Biotinylated Antibody (Catalog # BAF1197)
  • ELISA Standard
     
    Recombinant Mouse Galectin-3 Protein (Catalog # 1197-GA)
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
Galectin‑3 in Mouse Cartilage. Galectin‑3 was detected in immersion fixed frozen sections of mouse cartilage using 15 µg/mL Goat Anti-Mouse Galectin‑3 Biotinylated Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # BAF1197) 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 Frozen Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
  • Shipping
    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.
Background: Galectin-3

The galectins constitute a large family of carbohydrate-binding proteins with specificity for N-acetyl-lactosamine-containing glycoproteins. At least 14 mammalian galectins, which share structural similarities in their carbohydrate recognition domains (CRD), have been identified. The galectins have been classified into the prototype galectins (-1, -2, -5, -7, -10, -11, -13, -14), which contain one CRD and exist either as a monomer or a noncovalent homodimer; the chimera galectins (Galectin-3) containing one CRD linked to a nonlectin domain; and the tandem-repeat galectins (-4, -6, -8, -9, -12) consisting of two CRDs joined by a linker peptide. Galectins lack a classical signal peptide and can be localized to the cytosolic compartments where they have intracellular functions. However, via one or more as yet unidentified non-classical secretory pathways, galectins can also be secreted to function extracellularly. Individual members of the galectin family have different tissue distribution profiles and exhibit subtle differences in their carbohydrate-binding specificities. Each family member may preferentially bind to a unique subset of cell-surface glycoproteins (1-4). Galectin-3, also known as Mac-2, L29, CBP35, and epsilon BP, is a chimera galectin that has a tendency to dimerize. Besides the soluble protein, alternatively spliced forms of chicken Galectin-3 containing a transmembrane-spanning domain and a leucine zipper motif have been reported. Galectin-3 is expressed in tumor cells, macrophages, activated T cells, osteoclasts, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts. It binds various matrix glycoproteins including laminin, fibronectin, LAMPS, 90K/Mac-2BP, MP20, and CEA. Galectin-3 promotes cell growth and proliferation for many cell types. Galectin-3 acts intracellularly to prevent apoptosis. Depending on the cell types, Galectin-3 exhibits pro- or anti-adhesive properties. Galectin-3 has proinflammatory activities in vitro and in vivo. It induces pro-inflammatory and inhibits Th2 type cytokine production. Galectin-3 chemoattracts monocytes and macrophages. It activates and degranulates basophils and mast cells. Elevated circulating levels of Galectin-3 has been show to correlate with the malignant potential of several types of cancer, suggesting that Galectin-3 is also involved in tumor growth and metastasis. Human and mouse Galectin-3 shares approximately 80% amino acid sequence similarity (1-5).

  • References:
    1. Rabinovich, A. et al. (2002) Trends in Immunol. 23:313.
    2. Rabinovich, A. et al. (2002) J. Leukocyte Biology 71:741.
    3. Hughes, R.C. (2001) Biochimie 83:667.
    4. R&D Systems Cytokine Bulletin; Summer 2002.
    5. Gorski, J.P. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:18840.
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    3958 (Human); 16854 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    AGE-R3; Carbohydrate-binding protein 35; CBP 35,35 kDa lectin; CBP35; GAL3; Gal-3; galactin-3; Galactose-specific lectin 3; Galactoside-binding protein; GALBPCBP35; Galectin3; Galectin-3; GALIG; IgE-binding protein; L29; L31; L-31; Laminin-binding protein; Lectin L-29; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3; LGALS2; LGALS3; Mac-2 antigen; Mac-2; MAC2GAL3
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