Ferritin Rabbit polyclonal Antibody IgG
Fig1: Western blot analysis of Ferritin on rat spleen tissue lysate using anti-Ferritin antibody at 1/1,000 dilution.
Fig2: ICC staining Ferritin in MCF-7 cells (red). The nuclear counter stain is DAPI (blue). Cells were fixed in paraformaldehyde, permeabilised with 0.25% Triton X100/PBS.
Fig3: Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human liver cancer tissue using anti-Ferritin antibody. Counter stained with hematoxylin.
Host Species; Species ReactivityRabbit; Human, Mouse, Rat
Application SummaryWB, ICC, IHC, FC
Purification; FormulationProA affinity purified; 1*TBS (pH7.4), 0.5%BSA, 50%Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.; Liquid form.
ALTnamesFerritin light chain, Ferritin heavy chain, Cell proliferation-inducing gene 15 protein, Ferritin heavy chain, N-terminally processed
BackgroundMammalian ferritins consist of 24 subunits made up of two types of polypeptide chains, ferritin heavy chain and ferritin light chain, which each have unique functions. Ferritin heavy chains catalyze the first step in iron storage, the oxidation of Fe (II), whereas ferritin light chains promote the nucleation of ferrihydrite, enabling storage of Fe (III). The most prominent role of mammalian ferritins is to provide iron-buffering capacity to cells. In addition to iron buffering, heavy chain ferritin is also involved in the regulation of thymidine biosynthesis via increased expression of cytoplasmic serine hydroxymethyltransferase, which is a limiting factor in thymidylate synthesis in MCF-7 cells. Light chain ferritin is involved in cataracts by at least two mechanisms, hereditary hyperferritinemia cataract syndrome, in which light chain ferritin is overexpressed, and oxidative stress, an important factor in the development of ageing-related cataracts. The gene encoding human ferritin heavy chain maps to chromosome 11q13 and the human ferritin light chain gene maps to chromosome 19q13.3-q13.4.(R1601-9)