Rabbit anti Human NOGOA antibody recognizes human Reticulon-4 (RTN4), also known as NogoA, neurite outgrowth inhibitor, Foocen, Neuroendocrine-specific protein, Neuroendocrine-specific protein C homolog, Reticulon-5 or RTN-x. NogoA is a 1192 amino acid multi pass transmembrane protein associated with the endoplasmic reticulum, a member of a family of integral membrane proteins termed reticulons. Six isoforms of NogoA can be generated by alternative splicing, the canonical isoform 1 is predominantly expressed in the brain and testis with weaker expression in the heart and skeletal muscle.
Reticulons are involved in various neurodegenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,and multiple sclerosis (Chiurchiù et al. 2014). Reticulon proteins have been demonstrated to regulate many cellular processes and interact with multiple proteins and receptors such as BACE. NogoA was initially identified as a myelin-associated neurite outgrowth inhibitor (Niederöst et al. 2002). NogoA is highly expressed in oligodendrocytes in the white matter of the CNS (Kuhlmann et al. 2008). Blocking NogoA activity with antibodies or other factors results in improved long distance axonal regeneration and functional recovery in experimental CNS lesion models (Schwab 2004).
NOGOA has a predicted molecular weight of 130kDa however, despite its predicted molecular weight, NogoA typically migrates at ~180kDa in an SDS-PAGE. Rabbit anti human NOGOA antibody is expected to recognize all isoforms of NogoA.
N.B. Antibody reactivity and working conditions may vary between species.
Purified IgG - liquid
Antisera to human NogoA were raised by repeated immunisation of rabbits with highly purified antigen. Purified IgG prepared from whole serum by affinity chromatography.
0.02% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
Synthetic peptide sequence corresponding to a 23 amino acid sequence from near the carboxy terminus of Human NogoA
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml
Reagents In The Kit
Preparing The Antibody
Phosphate buffered saline
Store at +4oC or at -20oC if preferred. Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Immunohistology - Paraffin(1)
This product requires antigen retrieval using heat treatment prior to staining of paraffin sections.Sodium citrate buffer pH 6.0 is recommended for this purpose.
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
Histology Positive Control Tissue
AHP1799 detects a band of approximately 180 kDa in Mouse Brain tissue lysate.