Application DetailsIHC, WB. A dilution of 1:500 to 1:1000 is recommended for both applications. This antibody stains nicely large neurons in the rat DRG. Specifically, if you would like to perform WB using rat brain homogenate detecting GFR alpha-3, this is the antibody to be used. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
SpecificityWestern blot analysis indicates a high level of specificity to GFR alpha-3 for this antiserum. This antibody is known to react with rat GFR alpha-2.
Target Host SpeciesMouse
Species ReactivityMouse, Rat
Immunogen DescriptionA synthetic peptide (MGLSWSPRPPL) as part of mouse GFR alpha-3 protein (aa: 1-11) conjugated to KLH
Purity DescriptionWhole serum
Reconstitution InstructionsSpin vial briefly before opening. Reconstitute in 100 µL sterile-filtered, ultrapure water. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
Storage InstructionsAfter reconstitution keep aliquots at -20°C for a higher stability, and at 2-8°C with an appropriate antibacterial agent. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for an additional stability. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles.
Batch NumberPlease see item label.
Expiration Date12 months after date of receipt (unopened vial).
Alternative NamesGDNF family receptor alpha-3; GFR-alpha-3
Scientific BackgroundFUNCTION: Receptor for the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor, artemin. Mediates the artemin-induced autophosphorylation and activation of the RET receptor tyrosine kinase (By similarity). SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cell membrane; lipid-anchor; GPI-anchor (By similarity). SIMILARITY: Belongs to the GDNFR family.