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Anti-Contactin 2/CNTN2 antibody

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Product Information

  • Product Name
    Anti-Contactin 2/CNTN2 antibody
  • Documents
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal to Contactin 2/CNTN2
  • Tested applications
    ELISA
  • Species reactivity
    Human CNTN2 / TAG-1
  • Alternative names
    Tax antibody; TAG-1 antibody; D130012K04Rik antibody; AXT antibody; TAX antibody; TAX1 antibody; FAME5 antibody; TAG-1 antibody; AXT antibody; Cntn2 antibody; CNTN2 antibody; Contactin 2 antibody; Contactin 2 antibody; D130012K04Rik antibody; DKFZp781D102 antibody; FLJ42746 antibody; MGC157722 antibody; TAG-1 antibody; TAG-1 antibody; Tax antibody; TAX antibody; TAX1 antibody
  • Immunogen
  • Isotype
    Mouse IgG1
  • Preparation
    This antibody was produced from a hybridoma resulting from the fusion of a mouse myeloma with B cells obtained from a mouse immunized with purified, recombinant Human CNTN2 (rhCNTN2; aa 1-1012; NP_005067.1). The IgG fraction of the cell culture supernatant was purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
  • Clonality
    Monoclonal
  • Formulation
    0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
  • Storage instructions
    This antibody can be stored at 2℃-8℃ for one month without detectable loss of activity. Antibody products are stable for twelve months from date of receipt when stored at -20℃ to -70℃. Preservative-Free.
    Sodium azide is recommended to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%). It is toxic to cells and should be disposed of properly. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • Applications

    ELISA: 0.5-1 μg/mL

    This antibody can be used at 0.5-1 μg/mL with the appropriate secondary reagents to detect CNTN2. The detection limit for CNTN2 is approximately 5 ng/well.

  • Validations
  • Background
    Contactins are a subgroup of molecules belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily that are expressed exclusively in the nervous system. The subgroup consists of six members: Contactin-1, Contactin-2(TAG-1), Contactin-3(BIG-1), BIG-2, Contactin-5(NB-2) and NB-3. Since their identification in the late 1980s, Contactin-1 and Contactin-2 have been studied extensively. Axonal expression and the neurite extension activity of Contactin-1 and Contactin-2 attracted researchers to study the function of these molecules in axon guidance during development. Contactin-1 and Contactin-2 have come to be known as the principal molecules in the function and maintenance of myelinated neurons. In contrast, the function of the other four members of this subgroup remained unknown until recently. Contactin-2, also known as CNTN2, is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored neuronal membrane protein that functions as a cell adhesion molecule. The human, rat, and chicken Contactin-2 are alternatively known as TAX1 (transiently-expressed axonal glycoprotein), TAG1 (transient axonal glycoprotein), and axonin-1, respectively. Human Contactin-2 shares approximately 91% and 75% amino acid sequence identity with rat and chicken Contactin-2, respectively. Contactin-2 is expressed by a subset of neuronal populations in the developing central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). Contactin-2 is also expressed by oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells, which are myelinating glial cells of the CNS and PNS, respectively. Contactin-2 may play a role in the formation of axon connections in the developing nervous system. Contactin-2 is also involved in glial tumorigenesis and may provide a potential target for therapeutic intervention. During embryonic development, Contactin-2 interacts either in a homophilic, or heterophilic fashion with various transmembrane proteins.
  • References
    • Kyriakopoulou K, et al. (2002) A combination of chain and neurophilic migration involving the adhesion molecule TAG-1 in the caudal medulla. Development 129 (2):287-96.
    • Traka M, et al. (2002) The neuronal adhesion protein TAG-1 is expressed by Schwann cells and oligodendrocytes and is localized to the juxtaparanodal region of myelinated fibers. J Neurosci. 22(8):3016-24.
    • Traka M, et al. (2003) Association of TAG-1 with Caspr2 is essential for the molecular organization of juxtaparanodal regions of myelinated fibers. J Cell Biol. 162(6):1161-72.
    • Soares S, et al. (2005) Neuronal and glial expression of the adhesion molecule TAG-1 is regulated after peripheral nerve lesion or central neurodegeneration of adult nervous system. Eur J Neurosci. 21(5):1169-80.
    • Derfuss T, et al. (2009) Contactin-2/TAG-1-directed autoimmunity is identified in multiple sclerosis patients and mediates gray matter pathology in animals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106(20):8302-7.

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