Reconstitution InstructionsSpin vial briefly before opening. Reconstitute in 1 mL of sterile-filtered PBS (pH 7.4) to achieve an antibody concentration of 100 µg/mL. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
Storage InstructionsAt least 12 months after purchase at 2-8°C (lyophilized formulations). After reconstitution, aliquot and store at -20°C for a higher stability. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
Batch NumberPlease see item label.
Expiration Date12 months after date of receipt (unopened vial).
Alternative NamesCD56; NCAM; N-CAM 140; NCAM-1; N-CAM-1;
Scientific BackgroundNeural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) is a glycoprotein with 5 extracellular immunoglobulin-like domains followed by two fibronectin type III repeats. NCAM mediates cell-cell adhesion in neural cells as well as a variety of other cell types. NCAM is expressed widely during embryonic development but is restricted in the adult brain. Many isoforms are produced from the alternate splicing of a single gene with 26 exons. This antibody reacts with higher molecular weight human isoforms; NCAM 140 and NCAM 180.