Anti-Versican/VCAN Picoband™ Antibody

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SKU PB9453
Size 100μg/vial
Reactivity Human, Mouse, Rat
Clonality Polyclonal
Host Rabbit
Ig Isotype N/A
Applications IHC, WB


Product Name Anti-Versican/VCAN Picoband™ Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PB9453
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.
Size 100μg/vial
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Versican core protein(VCAN) detection. Tested with WB, IHC-P in Human;Mouse;Rat.
Cite This Product Anti-Versican/VCAN Picoband™ Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PB9453)
Host Rabbit
Contents/Buffer Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg NaN3.
Form Lyophilized
Immunogen A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the N-terminus of human Versican (65-92aa KWSKIEVDKNGKDLKETTVLVAQNGNIK), different from the related mouse and rat sequences by two amino acids.
Reactivity Human, Mouse, Rat

Assay Details

Assay Dilutions Overview

Concentration: Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.
Immunohistochemistry(Paraffin-embedded Section), 0.5-1μg/ml, Human, By Heat
Western blot, 0.1-0.5μg/ml, Mouse, Rat, Human

Boster's Secondary Antibodies And IHC, WB Kits

The following reagents are used to generate the images below.

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

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Anti- Versican Picoband antibody, PB9453, Western blotting
All lanes: Anti Versican (PB9453) at 0.5ug/ml
Lane 1: Rat Brain Tissue Lysate at 50ug
Lane 2: HEPA Whole Cell Lysate at 40ug
Predicted bind size: 373KD
Observed bind size: 373KD

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Anti- Versican Picoband antibody, PB9453, IHC(P)
IHC(P): Human Glioma Tissue

Target Info

Protein Target Info (Source:

Uniprot Id P13611
Gene Name VCAN
Protein Name Versican core protein
Tissue Specificity Cerebral white matter and plasma. Isoform V0 and isoform V1 are expressed in normal brain, gliomas, medulloblastomas, schwannomas, neurofibromas, and meningiomas. Isoform V2 is restricted to normal brain and gliomas. Isoform V3 is found in all these tissues except medulloblastomas.
Alternative Names Versican core protein;Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core protein 2;Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 2;Glial hyaluronate-binding protein;GHAP;Large fibroblast proteoglycan;PG-M;VCAN;CSPG2;
Subcellular Localization Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.
Molecular Weight 372820 MW

*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.


Protein Function May play a role in intercellular signaling and in connecting cells with the extracellular matrix. May take part in the regulation of cell motility, growth and differentiation. Binds hyaluronic acid.
Research Areas Adapters, Cytoskeleton / Ecm, Ecm Proteins, Extracellular Matrix, Signal Transduction, Transmembrane

*You can search these to find other products in these research areas.
Background Versican (VCAN), also known as CSPG2, is a large extracellular matrix proteoglycan that is present in a variety of human tissues. Versican is a large chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan with an apparent molecular mass of more than 1000kDa. The Versican gene is mapped on 5q14.2-q14.3. The human versican gene contains 15 exons spanning more than 90 kb. The distribution of versican by using affinity-purified polyclonal antibodies that recognize the core protein of the prominent versican splice variants V0 and V1. Versican staining was noted in the central and peripheral nervous system, in the basal layer of the epidermis, and on the luminal surface of some glandular epithelia. Biochemical purification of LLC-conditioned medium led to identification of the extracellular matrix proteoglycan versican, which is upregulated in many human tumors including lung cancer, as a macrophage activator that acts through TLR2 and its coreceptors TLR6 and CD14. By activating TLR2:TLR6 complexes and inducing TNF-alpha secretion by myeloid cells, versican strongly enhances LLC metastatic growth.

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$50 fee for conjugation. Antibody size is reduced to 50ug.

Option Price
30ug sample size $99
100ug $280
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100ug+Free Biotin Secondary BA1003 $280

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Customer Reviews

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"Working Antibody for Versican"


Applications Western Blot
Sample Human cell lines
Detection ECL

"Since versican has several isoforms, the current antibodies targeting versican on the market is very tricky. Most of them didn't give us a reasonable result. Some of them only detect a band at 70 KD, which is unlikely a potent component of versican protein. Bosterbio claims this antibody dectects a band over 250 KD. Since versican is a very big protein. It sounds this is a real antibody. After testing, we found we can see a clear detected band around 245 KD. We realized that this might be the true result...Although 245 KD is still smaller than the versican core protein, it is likely the true result of versican dectection."

(Posted on 8/23/2016)
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Fujii K, Karpova Mb, Asagoe K, Georgiev O, Dummer R, Urosevic-Maiwald M. Leukemia. 2015 Oct;29(10):2024-32. Doi: 10.1038/Leu.2015.103. Epub 2015 Apr 27. Versican Upregulation In S??zary Cells Alters Growth, Motility And Resistance To Chemotherapy.

Customer Q&As

Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugation
A: Yes, please contact us at 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: 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
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.