NG2 Recombinant Rabbit monoclonal Antibody IgG
Fig1: Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded rat brain tissue using anti-NG2 antibody. Counter stained with hematoxylin.
Fig2: Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded mouse brain tissue using anti-NG2 antibody. Counter stained with hematoxylin.
Fig3: Flow cytometric analysis of SHG-44 cells with NG2 antibody at 1/50 dilution (red) compared with an unlabelled control (cells without incubation with primary antibody; black). Alexa Fluor 488-conjugated goat anti rabbit IgG was used as the secondary antibody.
Host Species; Species ReactivityRabbit; Human
Application SummaryWB, IHC, FC
Purification; FormulationProA affinity purified; 1*TBS (pH7.4), 1%BSA, 40%Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.; Liquid form.
ALTnamesChondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4, Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan NG2, Melanoma chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan, Melanoma-associated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan
BackgroundNG2 (also known as melanoma-associated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4, MCSP, MCSPG, MSK16 and MEL-CSPG) stabilizes cell-substratum interactions during early events of melanoma cell spreading on endothelial basement membranes. NG2 may facilitate primary melanoma progression by enhancing the activation of key signaling pathways important for tumor invasion and growth. Threonine 2256 phosphorylation of rat NG2 (Threonine 2252 phosphorylation of human NG2) leads to redistribution of NG2 on the surface of astrocytomas, polarization of the cell and a significant increase in cell motility. NG2 acts as a co-receptor for spreading and focal contact formation in association with α4 β1 integrin in malignant melanoma cells. NG2 is present on blood vessels throughout the rat embryo. Microvessels within the rat CNS express NG2 on endothelial cells, and outside the CNS, NG2 is present on smooth muscle cells. NG2 is a novel marker for epidermal stem cells that contributes to their patterned distribution by promoting stem cell clustering.(ET1703-16)