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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".
DCX / Doublecortin is a member of the doublecortin family. The protein encoded by this gene is a cytoplasmic protein and contains two doublecortin domains, which bind microtubules. In the developing cortex, cortical neurons must migrate over long distances to reach the site of their final differentiation. The encoded protein appears to direct neuronal migration by regulating the organization and stability of microtubules.
Rat brain neural cultures stained with DCX / Doublecortin antibody (green), chicken polyclonal antibody to GFAP (red) and DNA (blue). The DCX / Doublecortin antibody antibody reveals strong cytoplasmic staining in a population of small developing neurons. These cells are often found in small clumps as in these cultures, as in this example. Note that they are not positive for MAP2, which is characteristic of more mature neurons, and that the mature neuron shown is negative for DCX / Doublecortin antibody. This DCX antibody is therefore an excellent marker of developing neuronal cells.
Blots of crude rat brain extract from a postnatal 3 day animal stained with DCX / Doublecortin antibody. Two bands at ~45 kDa and ~35 kDa show that DCX / Doublecortin antibody binds to an epitope in the region of DCX shared by Lis-A, and Lis-B, Lis-C and Lis-D, the C terminal 360 amino acids of Lis-A.