|Cat. No. HS-477 017||
100 µg purified IgG, lyophilized. Albumin and azide were added for stabilization. For reconstitution add 100 µl H2O to get a 1mg/ml solution in PBS. Then aliquot and store at -20°C to -80°C until use.
Antibodies should be stored at +4°C when still lyophilized. Do not freeze!
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) on 4% PFA perfusion fixed tissue with 24h PFA post fixation. Immunoreactivity is usually revealed by fluorescence or a chromogenic substrate. Some antibodies require special fixation methods or antigen retrieval steps. For details, please refer to the ”Remarks” section.', $event)" style="cursor: help;">IHC: 1 : 500 gallery
Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P) of formalin fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue (some antibodies require special antigen retrieval steps, please refer to the ”Remarks” section). Immunoreactivity is usually revealed by fluorescence or a chromogenic substrate.', $event)" style="cursor: help;">IHC-P: 1 : 1000 gallery
Immunohistochemistry on fresh frozen (IHC-Fr) cryo-tissue-sections. In contrast to standard PFA perfusion fixed tissues, fresh frozen cryo-tissue-sections can be variably postfixed with alcohols, acetone or PFA. Alcohol or acetone fixation is e.g. of advantage for antigens masked by PFA crosslinking. For recommended postfixation, please refer to the ”Remarks” section. Immunoreactivity is usually revealed by fluorescence or a chromogenic substrate.', $event)" style="cursor: help;">IHC-Fr: 1 : 500 (see remarks) gallery
|Subtype||IgG2a (κ light chain)|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the amino terminus of mouse Galectin-3 (UniProt Id: P16110)|
Reacts with: mouse (P16110).
No signal: human, rat.
Other species not tested yet.
|Specificity||Specific for Galectin-3|
IHC-Fr: PFA fixation is recommended.
Galectin-3 (Gal-3, Mac-2) is a β-galactosidase binding protein that is predominantly located in the cytoplasm and shuttles into the nucleus. In addition, it is secreted to the cell surface and into biological fluids. Depending on its localization, it exerts pleiotropic biological functions like cell growth, cell differentiation, inflammation, fibrogenesis, migration, apoptosis and host defense (1). It is also involved in cancer pathogenesis, proliferation and spreading of metastasis (2). Galectin-3 is highly expressed in the covering epithelia of the digestive tract and the urinary system (3) and plays important roles in the organization of renal and intestinal cells. Furthermore, Galectin-3 has been identified in a variety of other cell types including fibroblasts, keratinocytes, granulocytes, dendritic cells and macrophages (2). Galectin-3 is expressed by certain tissue-resident macrophages such as Kupffer cells in the liver, red pulp macrophages in the spleen and alveolar macrophages in the lung (3). In the brain, Galectin-3 is abundant in activated microglia but not expressed in resting cells. Following brain injury, Galectin-3 triggers anti-inflammatory properties of microglia (4). In Alzheimer’s disease, Gal-3 expression is strictly associated with microglial cell activation around Aβ; plaques. In stroke Gal-3 was found to be expressed primarily in proinflammatory microglial cells (5).