IGHM Primary Antibody
Immunoglobulins (Ig) are the antigen recognition molecules of B cells. An Ig molecule is made up of 2 identical heavy chains and 2 identical light chains (see MIM 147200) joined by disulfide bonds so that each heavy chain is linked to a light chain and the 2 heavy chains are linked together. Each Ig heavy chain has an N-terminal variable (V) region containing the antigen-binding site and a C-terminal constant (C) region, encoded by an individual C region gene, that determines the isotype of the antibody and provides effector or signaling functions. The heavy chain V region is encoded by 1 each of 3 types of genes: V genes (see MIM 147070), joining (J) genes (see MIM 147010), and diversity (D) genes (see MIM 146910). The C region genes are clustered downstream of the V region genes within the heavy chain locus on chromosome 14. The IGHM gene encodes the C region of the mu heavy chain, which defines the IgM isotype. Naive B cells express the transmembrane forms of IgM and IgD (see IGHD; MIM 1471770) on their surface. During an antibody response, activated B cells can switch to the expression of individual downstream heavy chain C region genes by a process of somatic recombination known as isotype switching. In addition, secreted Ig forms that act as antibodies can be produced by alternative RNA processing of the heavy chain C region sequences. Although the membrane forms of all Ig isotypes are monomeric, secreted IgM forms pentamers, and occasionally hexamers, in plasma (summary by Janeway et al., 2005).
Purified antibody in PBS with 0.05% sodium azide
4°C; -20°C for long term storage
Figure 1: Black line: Control Antigen (100 ng);Purple line: Antigen (10ng); Blue line: Antigen (50 ng); Red line:Antigen (100 ng)
Figure 2:Western blot analysis using IGHM mAb against human IGHM (AA: 310-452) recombinant protein. (Expected MW is 41.3 kDa)
Figure 3:Western blot analysis using IGHM mAb against HEK293 (1) and IGHM (AA: 310-452)-hIgGFc transfected HEK293 (2) cell lysate.
Figure 4:Western blot analysis using IGHM mouse mAb against Raji (1) and Ramos (2) cell lysate.
Figure 5:Flow cytometric analysis of HeLa cells using IGHM mouse mAb (green) and negative control (red).
Figure 6:Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded endometrial cancer tissues using IGHM mouse mAb with DAB staining.
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