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SKU:PA1673
Pack Size:100μg/vial
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Clonality:Polyclonal
Application:WB
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Product Name Anti-FGF21 Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PA1673
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Fibroblast growth factor 21(FGF21) detection. Tested with WB in Human.
Cite This Product Anti-FGF21 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA1673)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-16842|sc-22920|sc-292879|sc-81946 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Isotype N/A
Validated Species Human, Mouse, Rat
Predicted Species Bovine

*This antibody is predicted to react with the above species based on antigen sequence similarities. Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product with the above species.

Application WB

*Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product in the above tested applications.

**For positive and negative control design, consult "Tissue specificity" under Protein Target Info.

Recommended Detection Systems Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot.
*Blocking peptide can be purchased at $50. Contact us for more information
**Boster also offers various secondary antibodies for Immunoflourescecne and IHC. Take advantage of the buy 1 primary antibody get 1 secondary antibody for free promotion for the entire year 2017!
Immunogen A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the N-terminus of human FGF21(43-58aa QVRQRYLYTDDAQQTE), different from the related rat and mouse sequences by two amino acids.
Cross Reactivity No cross reactivity with other proteins
Pack Size 100μg/vial

Properties

Clonality Polyclonal
Form Lyophilized
Contents Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.
*carrier free antibody available upon request.
Concentration Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.
Storage At -20˚C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4˚C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20˚C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Purification Immunogen affinity purified.
Isotype N/A

Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)

You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.

Gene Name FGF21
Protein Name Fibroblast growth factor 21(FGF-21)
Molecular Weight 22300 MW
Protein Function Stimulates glucose uptake in differentiated adipocytes via the induction of glucose transporter SLC2A1/GLUT1 expression (but not SLC2A4/GLUT4 expression). Activity requires the presence of KLB. .
Sequence Similarities Belongs to the heparin-binding growth factors family.
Subcellular Localization Secreted .
Uniprot ID Q9NSA1
Alternative Names Fibroblast growth factor 21;FGF-21;FGF21;UNQ3115/PRO10196;
Research Areas |cardiovascular|angiogenesis|growth factors|fgf| signal transduction|growth factors/hormones| cancer|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Fibroblast growth factor 21(FGF-21)

FGF21(Fibroblast growth factor 21) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the FGF21 gene, which is also a member of the fibroblast growth factor(FGF) family. The FGF21 gene is mapped on 19q13.33. Using RT-PCR, Fgf21 was expressed in several types of adipose tissue in mice, including subcutaneous and epididymal fat pads and brown adipose tissue. The level of Fgf21 expression in adipose tissue was comparable to that in liver. FGF21 stimulates glucose uptake in adipocytes but not in other cell types. This effect is additive to the activity of insulin. FGF21 treatment of adipocytes is associated with phosphorylation of FRS2, a protein linking FGF receptors to the Ras/MAP kinase pathway. FGF21 also protects animals from diet-induced obesity when overexpressed in transgenic mice and lowers blood glucose and triglyceride levels when administered to diabetic rodents. Changes in Fgf21 expression due to suckling or nutritional manipulations were associated with changes in circulating free fatty acid and ketone body levels. In differentiated mouse brown adipocytes in culture, Fgf21 treatment increased the expression of thermogenic genes, caused higher total and uncoupled respiration, and enhanced glucose oxidation.

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Anti-FGF21 Antibody
Anti-FGF21 antibody, PA1673, Western blotting
All lanes: Anti FGF21 (PA1673) at 0.5ug/ml
Lane 1: A549 Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Lane 2: A431 Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Lane 3: HEPA Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Predicted bind size: 21KD
Observed bind size: 21KD
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FAQs

Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugation
A: Yes, please contact us at support@bosterbio.com for more information about BSA-free antibodies and availability. The new BSA-free formula uses trehalose as a replacement to BSA. We have tested many alternative chemicals and found that trehalose protects the antibodies the best.
Q: Is your western blot protocol provided from the website applicable for all your antibodies? Keyword: applications, WB
A: The protocol is applicable for all our antibodies in WB, the NC Membrane(0.45μm or 0.22μm) and transfer time(70 mins or 50 mins) depends on the protein molecular weight, details can be found in included protocol.
Q: Can I conjugate markers to this antibody? Can I link custom conjugates to this antibody? Keyword: conjugation
A: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact support@bosterbio.com
Q: What should I use for negative control?
A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signal
A: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the immunogen sequence of this antibody? Is this antibody polyclonal or monoclonal?
A: You can find the immunogen sequence under "Immunogen" and clonality in the product name.
Q: What is the expected band size? Why is it different than the observed band size?
A: The expected band size is predicted on the size of the protein. The actual band size may be affected by a few other factors including but not limited to:
1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected
2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands

3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody.

4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.
5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher.,
Q: What is the suggested dilution ratio for Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and or ELISA standards? What is the optimal pH for the sample?
A: Check the datasheet for the product for details on dilution ratios for different experiments. You can find the datasheet button on the right side of the product page.
Q: What is the protocol you used for your Western blotting (WB) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?
A: Check our protocols under the tech support tab.