Rabbit anti Human Notch 2 antibody recognises Notch 2, one of the four major transmembrane receptors (Notch 1-4) of the Notch signalling pathway, which is activated through binding to DSL domain-containing membrane-bound specific ligands.
The Notch signalling pathway is an evolutionarily conserved pathway in multi-cellular organisms, which is vital for cell-cell communication, important during fundamental developmental and physiological processes, including regulation of cell fate decisions during neuronal, cardiac and endocrine development, stem cell haematopoiesis, thymic T-cell development, and both tumour progression and suppression.
Ligation of Notch receptors by their specific ligands, Jagged1 (CD339), Jagged2, Delta like-1 (DLL1), DLL3 and DLL4, on physically adjacent signal receiving cells, induces proteolysis of the receptors by ADAM-family metalloproteases and gamma-secretase complex, within the transmembrane domain, releasing the Notch intracellular domain (NICD) to translocate to the nucleus. Subsequent signal transduction then occurs through either the CSL-NICD-Mastermind complex cascade (canonical pathway), or NF-kappaB-NICD and CSL-NICD-Deltex complex signalling cascades (non-canonical pathway). The canonical pathway inhibits the differentiation of stem cells or progenitor cells, whilst the non-canonical pathway promotes differentiation.
Signalling through Notch 2 has been implicated in the development of marginal zone B cells (MZB), the sensitization of endothelial cells to apoptosis, and the regulation of the expression of CD23 in B-cell lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL). Studies have also shown a correlation between a decrease in Notch 2 expression and an increase in grade of human breast cancer.
Serum - liquid
Antisera to human NOTCH2 (N-Terminal) were raised by repeated immunisation of rabbits with highly purified antigen.
0.01% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
A synthetic peptide sequence corresponding to amino acid residues from near to N-Terminus of Human NOTCH2 – conjugated to KLH.
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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.