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Pack Size:100μg/vial
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Clonality:Polyclonal
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Product Name Anti-Laminin 2 Alpha Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PA2160
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Laminin subunit alpha-2(LAMA2) detection. Tested with WB in Human;Mouse;Rat.
Cite This Product Anti-Laminin 2 Alpha Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA2160)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-16581|sc-16582|sc-20142|sc-55605|sc-59854 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Isotype N/A
Validated Species Human, Mouse, Rat
Predicted Species Hamster

*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 Laminin 2 alpha(152-170aa WILERSLDDVEYKPWQYHA), identical to the related mouse sequence, and different from the related rat sequence by one amino acid.
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 LAMA2
Protein Name Laminin subunit alpha-2
Molecular Weight 343905 MW
Protein Function Binding to cells via a high affinity receptor, laminin is thought to mediate the attachment, migration and organization of cells into tissues during embryonic development by interacting with other extracellular matrix components.
Tissue Specificity Placenta, striated muscle, peripheral nerve, cardiac muscle, pancreas, lung, spleen, kidney, adrenal gland, skin, testis, meninges, choroid plexus, and some other regions of the brain; not in liver, thymus and bone.
Sequence Similarities Contains 17 laminin EGF-like domains.
Subcellular Localization Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix, basement membrane. Major component.
Uniprot ID P24043
Alternative Names Laminin subunit alpha-2;Laminin M chain;Laminin-12 subunit alpha;Laminin-2 subunit alpha;Laminin-4 subunit alpha;Merosin heavy chain;LAMA2;LAMM;
Research Areas |neuroscience|cell adhesion proteins|cytoskeletal proteins|intermediate filaments| signal transduction|cytoskeleton / ecm|basal lamina| neuroscience|ecm proteins|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Laminin subunit alpha-2

Laminin, alpha-2, also known as LAMA2, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the LAMA2 gene. This gene is mapped to 6q22.33. Laminin, an extracellular protein, is a major component of the basement membrane. It is though to mediate the attachment, migration, and organization of cells into tissues during embryonic development by interacting with other extracellular matrix components. It is composed of three subunits, alpha, beta, and gamma, which are bound to each other by disulfide bonds into a cross-shaped molecule. This gene encodes the alpha 2 chain, which constitutes one of the subunits of laminin 2(merosin) and laminin 4(s-merosin). Mutations in this gene have been identified as the cause of congenital merosin-deficient muscular dystrophy. Two transcript variants encoding different proteins have been found for this gene.

Anti-Laminin 2 Alpha Antibody Images

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Anti-Laminin 2 Alpha Antibody
Anti-Laminin 2 alpha antibody, PA2160, Western blotting
Lane 1: HELA Cell Lysate
Lane 2: A549 Cell Lysate
Lane 3: PANC Cell Lysate

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Publications

Guo C, Xu L, He Q, Liang T, Duan X, Li R. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Jun;56:436-42. Doi: 10.1016/J.Fct.2013.02.051. Epub 2013 Mar 14. Anti-Fibrotic Effects Of Puerarin On Ccl4-Induced Hepatic Fibrosis In Rats Possibly Through The Regulation Of Ppar-??...
Liang S, Li Hc, Wang Yx, Wu Ss, Cai Yj, Cui Hl, Yang Yp, Ya J. Dev Growth Differ. 2014 May;56(4):276-92. Doi: 10.1111/Dgd.12129. Epub 2014 Apr 3. Pulmonary Endoderm, Second Heart Field And The Morphogenesis Of Distal Outflow Tract In Mouse Embryon...
Gao S, Zheng Y, Cai Q, Yao W, Wang J, Zhang P, Wang X. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2014 May;25(5):1283-91. Doi: 10.1007/S10856-014-5150-3. Epub 2014 Jan 23. Comparison Of Morphology And Biocompatibility Of Acellular Nerve Scaffolds Processed By Differe...
Zhu B, Xu T, Yuan J, Guo X, Liu D. Plos One. 2013 Sep 19;8(9):E76282. Doi: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0076282. Ecollection 2013. Transcriptome Sequencing Reveals Differences Between Primary And Secondary Hair Follicle-Derived Dermal Papilla Cells Of The...
Chen W, Mo W, Sun K, Huang X, Zhang Yl, Song Hy. Curr Eye Res. 2009 Dec;34(12):1057-64. Doi: 10.3109/02713680903308487. Microplasmin Degrades Fibronectin And Laminin At Vitreoretinal Interface And Outer Retina During Enzymatic Vitrectomy.
Chen Tl, Wang Hl, Liu Yh, Fang Y, Tan Rz, Zhou Ph, Zhou Q, Lv Xy. Scientificworldjournal. 2014;2014:682189. Doi: 10.1155/2014/682189. Epub 2014 Jul 14. Highly Effective Ex Vivo Gene Manipulation To Study Kidney Development Using Self-Complementary...
Cheng Y, Wang Y, Kang Yz, Hu Py, Gao Y, Pan Mx. Digestion. 2013;87(3):189-95. Doi: 10.1159/000349949. Epub 2013 May 1. In Vitro Culture Of Tumour-Derived Hepatocytes In Decellularised Whole-Liver Biological Scaffolds.
He S, Xia T, Wang H, Wei L, Luo X, Li X. Acta Biomater. 2012 Jul;8(7):2659-69. Doi: 10.1016/J.Actbio.2012.03.044. Epub 2012 Apr 3. Multiple Release Of Polyplexes Of Plasmids Vegf And Bfgf From Electrospun Fibrous Scaffolds Towards Regeneration Of ...
Liu Y, Lu J, Li H, Wei J, Li X. Acta Biomater. 2015 Jan;11:114-25. Doi: 10.1016/J.Actbio.2014.10.004. Epub 2014 Oct 7. Engineering Blood Vessels Through Micropatterned Co-Culture Of Vascular Endothelial And Smooth Muscle Cells On Bilayered Electro...
Chen F, Wan H, Xia T, Guo X, Wang H, Liu Y, Li X. Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 2013 Nov;85(3 Pt A):699-710. Doi: 10.1016/J.Ejpb.2013.07.009. Epub 2013 Jul 24. Promoted Regeneration Of Mature Blood Vessels By Electrospun Fibers With Loaded Multiple Pdna-C...
Wu Y, Chen W, Guo M, He Q, Hu Y. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2014 Jul 15;7(8):4827-36. Ecollection 2014. Effects Of Transforming Growth Factor-??2 On Myocilin Expression And Secretion In Human Primary Cultured Trabecular Meshwork Cells.
Xu L, Zheng N, He Q, Li R, Zhang K, Liang T. Phytomedicine. 2013 Oct 15;20(13):1172-9. Doi: 10.1016/J.Phymed.2013.06.008. Epub 2013 Jul 13. Puerarin, Isolated From Pueraria Lobata (Willd.), Protects Against Hepatotoxicity Via Specific Inhibition O...
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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.