Goat anti Mouse M-CSF antibody recognizes mouse M-CSF (Macrophage colony-stimulating factor), a potent lineage restricted haematopoietic growth factor and member of the CSF family of hormone-like glycoproteins, which plays a key role in the regulation of cellular differentiation, proliferation, and the survival of blood monocytes, tissue macrophages and their progenitor cells.
Along with sRANKL/CD254/OPGL, M-CSF is essential for osteoclastogenesis, acting through the tyrosine kinase receptor c-fms (colony stimulating factor 1 receptor). A genetic defect in M-CSF is responsible for osteopetrosis in mice (op/op), which are severely deficient in mature macrophages and have a restricted capacity for bone remodelling.
Purified IgG - lyophilised
Reconstitute with 0.1ml distilled water Care should be taken during reconstitution as the protein may appear as a film at the bottom of the vial. Bio-Rad recommend that the vial is gently mixed after reconstitution. For long term storage the addition of 0.09% sodium azide is recommended. N.B. For functional studies do not add sodium azide
Antiserum to mouse M-CSF was raised by repeated immunisation of goats with highly purified antigen. Purified IgG was prepared by affinity chromatography.
Recombinant mouse M-CSF.
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml after reconstitution
Reagents In The Kit
Preparing The Antibody
Phosphate buffered saline
Prior to reconstitution store at +4oC. After reconstitution store at -20oC. 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.
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.