Rat CNTFR alpha Antibody

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CNTF R alpha  Enhancement of CNTF-dependent Cell Proliferation and Neutralization by Rat CNTF R alpha  Antibody.
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Rat CNTFR alpha Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human CNTF R alpha in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, greater than 50% cross-reactivity with recombinant human CNTF sR alpha is observed.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Antigen Affinity-purified
S. frugiperda insect ovarian cell line Sf 21-derived recombinant rat CNTF R alpha
Accession # Q08406
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.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
0.1 µg/mL
Recombinant Rat CNTF R alpha (Catalog # 558-CR)
5-15 µg/mL
Perfusion fixed frozen sections of rat brain (cortex)
Measured by its ability to neutralize CNTF R alpha -enhanced proliferation in the TF‑1 human erythroleukemic cell line. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 2-6 µg/mL in the presence of 0.25 µg/mL Recombinant Rat CNTF R alpha and 10 ng/mL Recombinant Rat CNTF.

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.

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CNTF R alpha Enhancement of CNTF-dependent Cell Proliferation and Neutralization by Rat CNTF R alpha Antibody. Recombinant Rat CNTF Ra (Catalog # 558-CR) enhances Recombinant Rat CNTF (Catalog # 557-NT) induced proliferation in the TF-1 human erythroleukemic cell line in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). Enhancement of Recombinant Rat CNTF (10 ng/mL) activity elicited by Recombinant Rat CNTF Ra (0.25 µg/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Goat Anti-Rat CNTF Ra Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF-559-NA). The ND50 is typically 2-6 µg/mL.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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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: CNTFR alpha

The high-affinity CNTF receptor complex, which mediates the biological action of CNTF, contains three proteins: the ligand-binding a subunit (CNTF R alpha ) and the two signal-transducing proteins LIF R beta and gp130. Whereas LIF R beta and gp130 are widely expressed in many cell types, the expression of CNTF R alpha is restricted to the central and peripheral nervous systems. cDNAs encoding CNTF R alpha have been isolated from both human and rat and were shown to share 94% amino acid (aa) sequence identity. Rat CNTF R alpha cDNA encodes a 372 amino acid residue precursor protein that apparently has a 22 aa residue signal peptide and five potential glycoslyation sites. CNTF R alpha differs from other cytokine receptors in that it lacks transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains and is anchored to cell membranes by a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) linkage. Similar to other GPI-linked proteins, soluble CNTF receptor alpha (CNTF sR alpha ) can be released from the cell surface by phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C. CNTF sR alpha can be released from skeletal muscle in response to peripheral nerve injury and high concentrations of CNTF sR alpha have also been detected in human cerebrospinal fluid. CNTF sR alpha binds CNTF in solution and the complex can act on cells that express only LIF R beta and gp130 but not CNTF R alpha.

  1. Yancopoulos, G.D. in Guidebook to Cytokines and Their Receptors,
  2. Nicola, N.A. editor, Oxford University Press, New York, pp137.
Long Name
Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Receptor alpha
Entrez Gene IDs
1271 (Human); 12804 (Mouse); 313173 (Rat)
Alternate Names
CNTF R alpha; CNTFR alpha; CNTFR; CNTFRa

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Citation for Rat CNTFR alpha Antibody

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  1. The Rare IL22RA2 Signal Peptide Coding Variant rs28385692 Decreases Secretion of IL-22BP Isoform-1, -2 and -3 and Is Associated with Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
    Authors: P Gómez-Fern, A Lopez de L, I Astobiza, J Mena, A Urtasun, V Altmann, F Matesanz, D Otaegui, E Urcelay, A Antigüedad, S Malhotra, X Montalban, T Castillo-T, L Espino-Pai, O Aktas, M Buttmann, A Chan, B Fontaine, PA Gourraud, M Hecker, S Hoffjan, C Kubisch, T Kümpfel, F Luessi, UK Zettl, F Zipp, I Alloza, M Comabella, CM Lill, K Vandenbroe
    Cells, 2020;9(1):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Cell Lysate
    Applications: Western Blot


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Rat CNTFR alpha Antibody
By Anonymous on 07/13/2021
Application: ICC/IF Sample Tested: fibroblasts Species: Rat

Rat CNTFR alpha Antibody
By Anonymous on 04/20/2021
Application: IHC Sample Tested: Adult brain Species: Rat