Mouse Lefty-2 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse Lefty-2 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 65% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse Lefty-1 is observed, and approximately 20% cross-reactivity with recombinant human Lefty-2 is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Sheep IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    Chinese hamster ovary cell line CHO-derived recombinant mouse Lefty-2
    Phe78-Leu368
    Accession # P57785
  • 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
  • Western Blot
    2 µg/mL
    See below
  • Immunocytochemistry
    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
Detection of Mouse Lefty-2 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of P19 mouse embryonal carcinoma cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 2 µg/mL of Sheep Anti-Mouse Lefty-2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF7648) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF016). A specific band was detected for Lefty-2 at approximately 40 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.
Immunocytochemistry
Lefty-2 in D3 Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. Lefty-2 was detected in immersion fixed D3 mouse embryonic stem cells untreated (lower panel) or stimulated (upper panel) with recombinant human/mouse/rat Activin A (Catalog # 338-AC) using Sheep Anti-Mouse Lefty-2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF7648) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL010) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to the cytoplasm of Activin A-stimulated cells. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
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: Lefty-2

Lefty-2 (Left-right determination factor 2; also Lefty-B [in human]) is a atypical member of the TGF-beta family of proteins. It is expressed during early embryogenesis in both the primitive streak and left-side lateral plate mesoderm. In the adult, Lefty-2 appears in oviduct epithelium. Lefty-2 acts in a manner reminiscent of that for Chordin and Noggin, and it is assumed that Lefty-2 is an antagonist of BMP activity. Notably, Lefty-2 and Nodal are likely under the control of Lefty-1, and thus all three molecules would appear to contribute to the creation of a left side-type body plan. Mouse Lefty-2 is synthesized as a 368 amino acid (aa) preproprecursor. It contains a 21 aa signal sequence, plus a 347 aa, 41-42 kDa bioactive proprecursor that may undergo proteolytic processing at one of two downstream cleavage sites. If cleavage occurs after Arg77, the resulting 33-34 kDa mature form (aa 78-368) is biologically inactive; if cleavage occurs after Arg135, the resulting 27-28 kDa mature form (aa 136-368) is biologically active. Lefty-2 is not a covalent homodimer and has been suggested to act as a monomer. Over aa 78-368, mouse Lefty-2 shares 94%, 83% and 95% aa sequence identity with rat Lefty-2, human Lefty-B and mouse Lefty-1, respectively.

  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    7044 (Human); 320202 (Mouse); 289316 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    Ebaf; Lefty-2; TGFB4; TGF-beta 4
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