Homeobox protein engrailed-2; Homeobox protein en-2; Hu-En-2; EN2
Cross-reactive species details
Due to limited amount of testing and knowledge, not every possible cross-reactivity is known.
This antibody was obtained by immunization of the host with KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from human EN2/Engrailed 2
Store this antibody in aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Keep refrigerated at 2 to 8 degrees Celcius for up to one year.
For facs or microscopy Alexa 1 conjugate.If you buy Antibodies supplied by Bioss Primary Conjugated Antibodies. ALEXA FLUOR they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.
Background of the antigen
The engrailed-2 gene, EN2, a murine homolog of the Drosophila homeobox gene engrailed (EN), is required for midbrain and cerebellum development and dorsal/ventral patterning of the limbs as well as apical ectodermal ridge formation. In Drosophila, the EN gene plays an important role during development in segmentation, where it is required for the formation of posterior compartments. Human EN-1 and EN-2 are homeodomain-containing proteins and have been implicated in the control of pattern formation during development of the central nervous system. Different mutations in the mouse homologs, EN-1 and EN-2, produce different developmental defects that frequently are lethal. EN-1 is highly expressed by essentially all dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and ventral tegmentum. EN-1 and EN-2 regulate expression of a-synuclein, a gene that is genetically linked to Parkinsonâ€™s disease. During early brain development mouse EN-2 is expressed in a broad band across most of the mid-hindbrain region. EN-2 is also expressed in mouse myoblasts and has been assiciated with cerebellar hypoplasia.