Mouse/Rat BMP-15/GDF-9B Antibody

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AF5917
AF5917-SP

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Detection of Rat BMP‑15/GDF‑9B by Western Blot.
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Mouse/Rat BMP-15/GDF-9B Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Mouse, Rat
Specificity
Detects mouse and rat BMP-15/GDF-9B in Western blots and recombinant mouse in direct ELISAs. In direct ELISAs, approximately 5% cross‑reactivity with recombinant human (rh) BMP‑15 is observed and less than 1% cross‑reactivity with rhBMP-3 and rhBMP-10 is observed.
Source
Polyclonal Sheep IgG
Purification
Antigen Affinity-purified
Immunogen
E. coli-derived recombinant mouse BMP-15/GDF-9B
Gln268-Arg392
Accession # Q9Z0L4
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
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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.

Scientific Data

Western Blot Detection of Rat BMP-15/GDF-9B antibody by Western Blot. View Larger

Detection of Rat BMP‑15/GDF‑9B by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of rat ovary tissue. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Sheep Anti-Mouse/Rat BMP-15/GDF-9B Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF5917) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF016). A specific band was detected for BMP-15/GDF-9B proprecursor at approximately 54 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 8.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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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: BMP-15/GDF-9B

BMP-15 (Bone morphogenetic protein 15; also GDF-9B) is a 24-26 kDa member of the TGF-beta superfamily of proteins. It is expressed by late primary follicle oocytes, where it promotes the transition of preantral granulosa cells to cumulus cells, and later the expansion of cumulus cells. Mouse BMP-15 proprecursor is a 50-55 kDa, 367 amino acid (aa) glycoprotein. It is proteolytically cleaved to generate a 40 kDa prosegment (aa 26-267) plus a 24 kDa, 124 aa mature region (aa 268-392) that may be phosphorylated (on Ser7 of the mature molecule) and/or glycosylated. Secreted BMP-15 does not occur as a mature homodimer, but it does exist as a mature monomer, an uncleaved proprecursor, or as a noncovalent heterodimer composed of a cleaved mature region and its prosegment. The heterodimer may also form an oligomer. The BMP-15 prosegment reportedly forms a noncovalent heterodimer with 20 kDa mature GDF-9. Mature mouse BMP-15 shares 70% and 91% aa identity with human and rat BMP-15, respectively.

Long Name
Bone Morphogenetic Protein 15
Entrez Gene IDs
9210 (Human); 12155 (Mouse); 59302 (Rat)
Alternate Names
BMP15; BMP-15; bone morphogenetic protein 15; GDF-9B; Growth/differentiation factor 9B; ODG2; POF4

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