Rabbit anti Human PDGF AA Homodimer antibody recognizes human PDGF-AA (Platelet derived growth factor A chain), a disulphide-linked alpha-chain homodimer and member of the PDGF family, released from platelet alpha-granules following trauma/platelet activation.
Naturally occurring active forms of PDGF exist as dimers of two alpha chains (AA), two beta chains (BB), or a combination of both chains (AB), all of which signal through the high-affinity PDGF-Ralpha receptor, and the latter two of which can also signal through the PDGF-Rbeta receptor. PDGFs are potent mitogens for a variety of cells including those of the connective tissue, bone and cartilage, blood and smooth muscle cells, and are involved in several biological processes including chemotaxis, hyperplasia and embryonic neurogenesis.
Increased expression of PDGF-AA has been associated with a diverse range of conditions including progression of osteosarcomas, persistent Cytomegalovirus infection in kidney allografts and mediation of IL-13-stimulated lung fibroblast proliferation in asthma.
- Target Species
- Product Form
- Purified IgG - lyophilised
- Reconstitute with 0.1ml distilled water. For long term storage the addition of 0.09% sodium azide is recommended. NB. For functional studies do not add azide.
- Antiserum Preparation
- Antisera to human PDGF-AA were raised by repeated immunisations of rabbits with highly purified antigen. Purified IgG prepared by affinity chromatography.
- Buffer Solution
- Phosphate buffered saline
- Preservative Stabilisers
- None present
- Carrier Free
- Recombinant human PDGF-AA.
- Approx. Protein Concentrations
- IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml after reconstitution
- Prior to reconstitution store at -20°C.
After reconstitution store at -20°C.
This product should be stored undiluted. Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
- 6 months from date of despatch
- Entrez Gene
- GO Terms
platelet-derived growth factor receptor binding
endoplasmic reticulum lumen
growth factor activity
negative regulation of phosphatidylinositol biosynthetic process
negative regulation of platelet activation
regulation of smooth muscle cell migration
positive regulation of cell migration
platelet alpha granule lumen
regulation of actin cytoskeleton organization
protein homodimerization activity
cell surface binding
positive regulation of DNA replication
protein heterodimerization activity
platelet-derived growth factor receptor signaling pathway
positive regulation of fibroblast proliferation
platelet-derived growth factor binding
positive regulation of cell division
- For research purposes only
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.
Applications of PDGF antibody
|Immunohistology - Paraffin 1
- 1 This product requires enzyme mediated antigen retrieval prior to staining of parrafin sections. Proteinase K is recomended 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.
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Secondary Antibodies Available
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Product Specific References
Rorsman, F. et al. (1988) Structural characterization of the human platelet-derived growth factor A-chain cDNA and gene: alternative exon usage predicts two different precursor proteins.
Mol Cell Biol. 8 (2): 571-7.
Ingram, J.L. et al. (2004) IL-13 and IL-1beta promote lung fibroblast growth through coordinated up-regulation of PDGF-AA and PDGF-Ralpha.
FASEB J. 18 (10): 1132-4.