Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Fibroblast growth factor 8(FGF8) detection. Tested with WB, IHC-P in Human;Mouse;Rat.
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Product Name||Anti-FGF8 Antibody
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|Storage & Handling||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.|
|Description||Polyclonal antibody for FGF-8/FGF8 detection. Host: Rabbit.Size: 100μg/vial. Tested applications: IHC-P. Reactive species: Human. FGF-8/FGF8 information: Molecular Weight: 26525 MW; Subcellular Localization: Secreted.|
|Cite This Product||Anti-FGF8 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA1216)|
|Specificity||Anti-FGF8 Antibody (PA1216) reacts with Human, Mouse, Rat FGF8, in native form and recombinant. Superfamily members of FGF8 are not reactive to PA1216.|
|Contents/Buffer||Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.|
|Reconstitution||Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.|
|Immunogen||A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminus of human FGF8(163-185aa FMKRLPRGHHTTEQSLRFEFLNY), identical to the related rat and mouse sequences.|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
Our Boster Quality Guarantee for Anti-FGF8 Antibody covers its use in the following applications.
*The recommended dilution ratios/concentrations are for reference only and optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Assay Dilutions Overview
Immunohistochemistry(Paraffin-embedded Section), 0.5-1μg/ml, Human, Rat, Mouse, By Heat
Western blot, 0.1-0.5μg/ml, Human, Rat, Mouse
Boster's Compatible Products
The following reagents are used to generate the images below for Anti-FGF8 Antibody (PA1216).Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot, and HRP Conjugated anti-Rabbit IgG Super Vision Assay Kit (SV0002-1) for IHC(P).
Images And Assay Conditions
Anti-FGF8 antibody, PA1216, Western blotting
WB: Rat Ovary Tissue Lysate
Anti-FGF8 antibody, PA1216, IHC(P)
IHC(P): Rat Ovary Tissue
Figure 3. IHC analysis of FGF8 using anti-FGF8 antibody (PA1216).
FGF8 was detected in paraffin-embedded section of human ovarian cancer tissue. Heat mediated antigen retrieval was performed in citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution) for 20 mins. The tissue section was blocked with 10% goat serum. The tissue section was then incubated with 1Î¼g/ml rabbit anti-FGF8 Antibody (PA1216) overnight at 4Â°C. Biotinylated goat anti-rabbit IgG was used as secondary antibody and incubated for 30 minutes at 37Â°C. The tissue section was developed using Strepavidin-Biotin-Complex (SABC)(Catalog # SA1022) with DAB as the chromogen.
Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)
|Protein Name||Fibroblast growth factor 8|
|Alternative Names||Fibroblast growth factor 8;FGF-8;Androgen-induced growth factor;AIGF;Heparin-binding growth factor 8;HBGF-8;FGF8;AIGF;|
|Molecular Weight||26525 MW|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.
|Protein Function||Plays an important role in the regulation of embryonic development, cell proliferation, cell differentiation and cell migration. Required for normal brain, eye, ear and limb development during embryogenesis. Required for normal development of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neuronal system (PubMed:16384934, PubMed:16597617, PubMed:8663044). Plays a role in neurite outgrowth in hippocampal cells (PubMed:21576111). .|
|Research Areas||Human, Mouse, Rat
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|Background||Fibroblast growth factor 8(androgen-induced), also known as FGF8 or AIGF, is a human gene which maps to 10q24. The protein encoded by this gene are secreted proteins that interact with FGF tyrosine kinase receptors to mediate growth and development. This protein is known to be a factor that supports androgen and anchorage independent growth of mammary tumor cells. Overexpression of this gene has been shown to increase tumor growth and angiogensis. The temporal and spatial patterns of this gene expression suggest that FGF8 is involved in gastrulation, regionalization of the brain, and organogenesis of the limb and face as an embryonic epithelial factor. The adult expression of FGF8 is restricted to gonads, including testes and ovaries. FGF8 stimulated growth of human prostate carcinoma cells and mouse fibroblasts and mammary carcinoma cells in a dose-dependent manner. It also may play an important role in growth and patterning of limbs, face, and central nervous system. FGF8 is expressed in increased levels in breast cancer and in lactating human breast; it was also detected in human milk. A survey of other normal tissues showed that FGF8 is expressed in the proliferative cells of the skin and epithelial cells in colon, ovary, fallopian tube, and uterus. FGF8 in adults expression is restricted to the gonads. We detected rat ovary in our lab.|
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Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugationA: Yes, please contact us at [email protected] 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, WBA: 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: conjugationA: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact [email protected]
Q: Can one vial of this antibody stain 50-60 slides?A: Yes. The recommended antibody concentration for IHC-P is 0.5-1 µg/mL. Therefore, it is enough to stain 50-60 slides.
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 signalA: 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 "
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:<br>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<br>2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands <br><br>3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody. <br><br>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.<br>5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher., <br>
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.