Mouse GDF-15 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse GDF-15 in direct ELISAs.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Sheep IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant mouse GDF-15
    Ser189-Ala303
    Accession # Q9Z0J7
  • 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
  • Immunohistochemistry
    5-15 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
GDF‑15 in Mouse Brain. GDF‑15 was detected in perfusion fixed frozen sections of mouse brain (trigeminal ganglion) using Sheep Anti-Mouse GDF‑15 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF6385) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Sheep HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS019) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to neuronal cytoplasm. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Frozen Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Sterile PBS to a final concentration of 0.2 mg/mL.
  • 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: GDF-15

GDF-15 (Growth/differentiation factor 15; also PTGF, PDF, PL-74 and NAG-1) is a 25-30 kDa homodimeric member of the TGF-beta superfamily of proteins. In rodent, GDF-15 is expressed in a diverse population of activated cell types, including hepatocytes, macrophages, Schwann cells, cardiomyocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, and epithelium of the small intestine and mammary gland. Functionally, GDF-15 has multiple effects, some tissue specific, including the induction of ACRP30 secretion from fat, an attenuation of the adverse effects of cardiac hypertrophy, and serving as a trophic factor for motor and sensory neurons. Mouse GDF-15 is synthesized as a 273 amino acid (aa) proprecursor that contains a cleavable 26 kDa, 158 aa glycosylated prodomain (aa 31-188) and a 12-14 kDa, 115 aa mature region (aa 189-303). In human, certain cells are noted to secrete an uncleaved 40 kDa proprecursor that, as a disulfide-linked homodimer, would run at about 80 kDa in nonreducing SDS-PAGE. Over aa 189-303, mouse GDF-15 shares 97% and 67% aa identity with rat and human GDF-15, respectively.

  • Long Name:
    Growth Differentiation Factor 15
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    9518 (Human); 23886 (Mouse); 29455 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    GDF15; GDF-15; growth differentiation factor 15; growth/differentiation factor 15; Macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1; MIC-1; MIC-1NSAID-activated gene 1 protein; MIC1Prostate differentiation factor; NAG-1; NAG-1NSAID-regulated gene 1 protein; NSAID (nonsteroidal inflammatory drug)-activated protein 1; PDF; PDFGDF-15; PLAB; PLABNRG-1; Placental bone morphogenetic protein; Placental TGF-beta; PTGF-beta; PTGFBPTGF-beta
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