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Neurofilament-M (RMO 14.9) Mouse mAb #2838
|2838S||100 µl (10 western blots)||---||In Stock||---|
|2838P||40 µl (4 western blots)||---||In Stock||---|
|2838||carrier free and custom formulation / quantity||email request|
|W||1:1000||Human, Mouse, Rat||Endogenous||160||Mouse IgG1|
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot.
Applications Key: W=Western Blotting, IP=Immunoprecipitation, IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin), IF-IC=Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry)
Specificity / Sensitivity
Neurofilament-M (RMO 14.9) Mouse mAb detects endogenous levels of total Neurofilament-M protein.
Source / Purification
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with rat neurofilament, medium chain.
Western blot analysis of extracts from rat brain, untreated or treated with lambda phosphatase, using Neurofilament-M (RMO 14.9) Mouse mAb.
The cytoskeleton consists of three types of cytosolic fibers: actin microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules. Neurofilaments are the major intermediate filaments found in neurons and consist of light (NFL), medium (NFM), and heavy (NFH) subunits (1). Similar in structure to other intermediate filament proteins, neurofilaments have a globular amino-terminal head, a central α-helical rod domain, and a carboxy-terminal tail. A heterotetrameric unit (NFL-NFM and NFL-NFH) forms a protofilament, with eight protofilaments comprising the typical 10 nm intermediate filament (2). While neurofilaments are critical for radial axon growth and determine axon caliber, microtubules are involved in axon elongation. PKA phosphorylates the head domain of NFL and NFM to inhibit neurofilament assembly (3,4). Research studies have shown neurofilament accumulations in many human neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease (in Lewy bodies along with α-synuclein), Alzheimer's disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (1).
- Büki, A. et al. (2000) J. Histochem. Cytochem. 48, 153-61. Applications: IHC-P (paraffin).
- Gabanella, F. et al. (2005) Hum. Mol. Genet. 14, 3629-42. Applications: Western Blotting.
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