Application DetailsIHC, ELISA (1 site), Western Blot, dot blot, inhibition of biological activity in vitro/in vivo. Recommended to be used at a dilution of 1:500 to 1:2000 for immunohistochemistry, ELISA and Western blot. 1:10 to 1:50 for inhibition of biological activity in vitro. Use neat for in vivo studies at 5-10 µL/g body weight. Note that the concentration of NT4 is generally low in most tissues nevertheless, neonatal testes of rat can be used as a good positive control. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
SpecificityLess than 1% cross-reactivity against NGF, recombinant human BDNF and 5% to NT3 has been shown by 1-site ELISA. Known to react with NT4 from rat and human, mouse and monkey.
Target Host SpeciesHuman
Species ReactivityHuman, Mouse, Primate, Rat
Immunogen DescriptionRecombinant human NT4
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. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for an additional stability.
Batch NumberPlease see item label.
Expiration Date12 months after date of receipt (unopened vial).
Scientific BackgroundFUNCTION: Target-derived survival factor for peripheral sensory sympathetic neurons. SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Secreted protein. TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Highest levels in prostate, lower levels in thymus, placenta, and skeletal muscle. Expressed in embryonic and adult tissues. SIMILARITY: Belongs to the NGF-beta family.