Mouse/Rat NCAM-1/CD56 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Mouse, Rat
  • Specificity
    Detects mouse and rat NCAM-1/CD56 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 20% cross-reactivity with recombinant human NCAM-1 is observed.  
  • Source
    Polyclonal Sheep IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant mouse NCAM-1/CD56
    Leu20-Thr711 (Phe403Val)
    Accession # P13595
  • 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
    1 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 Rat NCAM‑1/CD56 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of rat hippocampal embryonic neurons. PVDF Membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Mouse NCAM‑1/CD56 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF6070) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF016). A specific band was detected for NCAM‑1/CD56 at approximately 140 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 8.
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: NCAM-1/CD56

NCAM-1 (Neural adhesion molecule-1; also CD56) is a 120 -190 kDa glycoprotein member of the Ig Superfamily. It is expressed on multiple cell types, both in the embryo and adult. Here, it serves as both an adhesion molecule and a receptor for multiple ligands, including as FGFR, PDGF, GDNF and agrin. On the cell surface, it is a cis-oriented homodimer that can form homodimers in-trans with other cis-homodimers. In the embryo, NCAM-1 is polysialylated (PolySia), and shows a MW of 200-220 kDa in SDS-Page. This polysialylation reduces the ability of NCAM-1 to dimerize. Mature mouse NCAM-1 is a 1096 amino acid (aa) type I transmembrane (TM) protein (aa 20-1115). It possesses a 692 aa extracellular region (aa 20-711) and a 386 aa cytoplasmic domain. The extracellular region contains five consecutive C2-type Ig-like domains (aa 20-492) followed by two FN type-III domains (aa 497-692). Multiple splice variants exist. There is a 140 kDa TM variant that shows a deletion of aa 810-1076, and a 120 kDa variant that is GPI-linked and shows a 24 aa substitution for aa 702-1115. A third potential variant contains a five aa substitution for aa 601-1115. Over aa 20-711, mouse NCAM-1 shares 99% and 95% aa identity with rat and human NCAM-1, respectively.

  • Long Name:
    Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    4684 (Human); 17967 (Mouse); 24586 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    CD56 / NCAM-1; CD56 antigen; CD56; MSK39; NCAM1; N-CAM-1; NCAM-1; NCAMantigen recognized by monoclonal 5.1H11; neural cell adhesion molecule 1; neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM
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