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TCR Screening Services
Test your therapeutic antibodies in immunohistochemistry against a broad panel of normal frozen human tissue types in order to determine potential unintended binding.
Our non-GLP TCR services are designed on the FDA recommendation outlined in their "Points to Consider in the Manufacture and Testing of Monoclonal Antibody Products for Human Use".
The dystroglycan complex is involved in a number of processes including laminin and basement membrane assembly, sarcolemmal stability, cell survival, peripheral nerve myelination, nodal structure, cell migration, and epithelial polarization.Alpha-dystroglycan is an extracellular peripheral glycoprotein that acts as a receptor for both extracellular matrix proteins containing laminin-G domains, and for certain adenoviruses.
Dystroglycan in Human Skeletal Muscle. Dystroglycan was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human skeletal muscle using Sheep Anti-Human Dystroglycan Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody at 3 ug/ml overnight at 4°C. Before incubation with the primary antibody, tissue was subjected to heat-induced epitope retrieval using Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic. Tissue was stained using Anti-Sheep HRP-DAB (brown) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to basement membrane.
Detection of Human Dystroglycan by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line, SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cell line, human muscle tissue, and human placenta tissue. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 ug/ml of Sheep Anti-Human Dystroglycan Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody. Specific bands were detected for alpha-Dystroglycan at approximately100-160 kD (as indicated) and beta-Dystroglycan at approximately 42-44 kD (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions.