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|Product Name||Anti-Mer Antibody|
|Description||Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Tyrosine-protein kinase Mer(MERTK) detection. Tested with WB in Human;Mouse;Rat.|
|Cite This Product||Anti-Mer Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA2276)|
|Replacement Item||This antibody may replace the following items: sc-66399|sc-66398|sc-53985|sc-53984|sc-66396 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.|
|Validated Species||Human, Mouse, Rat|
*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.
*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 MERTK(132-148aa KDGKELLGAHHAITQFY), different from the related mouse and rat sequences by one amino acid.|
|Cross Reactivity||No cross reactivity with other proteins|
|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.|
Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)
You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.
|Protein Name||Tyrosine-protein kinase Mer|
|Molecular Weight||110249 MW|
|Protein Function||Receptor tyrosine kinase that transduces signals from the extracellular matrix into the cytoplasm by binding to several ligands including LGALS3, TUB, TULP1 or GAS6. Regulates many physiological processes including cell survival, migration, differentiation, and phagocytosis of apoptotic cells (efferocytosis). Ligand binding at the cell surface induces autophosphorylation of MERTK on its intracellular domain that provides docking sites for downstream signaling molecules. Following activation by ligand, interacts with GRB2 or PLCG2 and induces phosphorylation of MAPK1, MAPK2, FAK/PTK2 or RAC1. MERTK signaling plays a role in various processes such as macrophage clearance of apoptotic cells, platelet aggregation, cytoskeleton reorganization and engulfment. Functions in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) as a regulator of rod outer segments fragments phagocytosis. Plays also an important role in inhibition of Toll- like receptors (TLRs)-mediated innate immune response by activating STAT1, which selectively induces production of suppressors of cytokine signaling SOCS1 and SOCS3. .|
|Tissue Specificity||Not expressed in normal B- and T-lymphocytes but is expressed in numerous neoplastic B- and T-cell lines. Highly expressed in testis, ovary, prostate, lung, and kidney, with lower expression in spleen, small intestine, colon, and liver.|
|Sequence Similarities||Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. Tyr protein kinase family. AXL/UFO subfamily.|
|Subcellular Localization||Membrane ; Single-pass type I membrane protein .|
|Alternative Names||Tyrosine-protein kinase Mer;188.8.131.52;Proto-oncogene c-Mer;Receptor tyrosine kinase MerTK;MERTK;MER;|
|Research Areas|||neuroscience|neurotransmission|intracellular signaling|kinases| signal transduction|protein phosphorylation|tyrosine kinases|receptor tyrosine kinases| neuroscience|sensory system|visual system||
Background for Tyrosine-protein kinase Mer
Dilution Ratios/Recommended Concentrations
At Boster we strive to provide the best Anti-Mer Antibody by testing all applications on non-spiked tissues and cell lines to ensure that the affinity of the antibody is enough to react to the endogenouse level of the target protein. Read more about our QC panel here.
|Recommended dilution ratios are listed below:|
Western blot, 0.1-0.5μg/ml, Human, Mouse, Rat|
**Boster provides high sensitivity secondary antibody kits for Western blotting and IHC. For more info see Related Products below.
Anti-Mer Antibody Images
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All lanes: Anti-MERTK(PA2276) at 0.5ug/ml
Lane 1: HELA Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Lane 2: A549 Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Lane 3: NIH Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Lane 4: 22RV1 Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Predicted bind size: 110KD
Observed bind size: 140KD
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.,