alpha 2u-Globulin in Rat Liver. alpha 2u‑Globulin was detected in perfusion fixed frozen sections of rat liver using 5 µg/mL Goat Anti-Rat alpha 2u‑Globulin Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF586) overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained with the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Frozen Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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: alpha 2u-Globulin
Rat alpha 2u-Globulin (AUG), also known as major urinary protein, belongs to the lipocalin protein family. Under complex hormonal control, alpha 2u-globulin is a low molecular weight protein expressed in a tissue-, age-, and sex-specific fashion. Circulating alpha 2u-globulin is expressed by the liver. It is removed from the plasma by the kidney and excreted.
Rodent studies have employed alpha 2u-globulin nephropathy as an experimental model for the development of kidney tumors. Induction of alpha 2u-globulin nephropathy alters the number, size and shape of hyaline droplets in the proximal tubules. Intra-cellular accumulation of alpha 2u-globulin induces cell death and necrosis of tubular epithelial cells.
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