Mouse GDF-6/BMP-13 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse GDF-6/BMP-13 in direct ELISAs.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Sheep IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant mouse GDF-6/BMP-13
    Thr335-Arg454
    Accession # P43028
  • 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‑6/BMP‑13 in Mouse Embryo. GDF‑6/BMP‑13 was detected in immersion fixed frozen sections of mouse embryo (E13.5) using Sheep Anti-Mouse GDF‑6/
BMP‑13 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF855) at 10 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL010) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to dorsal neural tube. View our protocol for Fluorescent 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. *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-6/BMP-13

Growth Differentiation Factor 6 (GDF-6), also known as bone morphogenetic protein 13 (BMP-13) or cartilage-derived morphogenetic protein 2 (CDMP-2), is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family which belongs to the transforming growth factor  beta (TGF-beta ) superfamily. The mature GDF-6 with 120 amino acids is a homodimeric protein containing the characteristic seven conserved cysteine residues. GDF-5, GDF-6 and GDF-7, which share 80‑86% identity, define a new subgroup within the BMP family. Like other TGF-beta superfamily proteins, GDF-6 is highly conserved across species. At the amino acid sequence level, human and mouse GDF‑6 are 99% identical. It has been reported that GDF-6 has multiple functions including regulation of myogenesis, regulation of chondrogenesis, bone morphogenesis, and neuron differentiation and survival. GDF-6 response is mediated by the formation of hetero-oligomeric complexes of type I (BMPR-IB) and type II (BMPR-II or Activin R-II) sereine/threonine kinase receptors, and the activation of Smad proteins (Smad 1, 5, and 8).

  • References:
    1. Storm, E.E. et al. (1994) Nature 368:639.
    2. Nishitoh, H. et al. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271:21345.
    3. Francis-West, P.H. et al. (1999) Development 126:1035.
    4. Massague, J. et al. (2000) Genes and Dev. 14:627.
    5. Inada, M. et al. (1996) BBRC, 222:317.
    6. Settle, S.H., Jr. et al. (2003) Dev. Biol. 254:116.
  • Long Name:
    Growth Differentiation Factor 6
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    392255 (Human); 242316 (Mouse)
  • Alternate Names:
    BMP13; BMP-13; CDMP2; GDF16; GDF6; GDF-6; growth differentiation factor 6; Growth/differentiation factor 16; growth/differentiation factor 6; KFS; KFS1; KFSL; MCOP4; MCOPCB6; MGC158100; MGC158101; SCDO4; SGM1
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