Water buffered solution containing 100ug/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at 4°C for 12 months.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
Polyclonals can be used for Western blot, immunohistochemistry on frozen slices or parrafin fixed tissues. The advantage is that there are more epitopes available in a polyclonal antiserum to detect the proteins than in monoclonal sera.
Cross Reactive Species details
No significant cross reactivity has been observed for this antibody for the tested species. However, note that due to limited knowledge it is impossible to predict with 100% guarantee that the antibody does not corss react with any other species.
Avoid freeze/thaw cycles as they may denaturate the polypeptide chains of the antibody, thus reducing its reactivity, specificity and sensitivity. For antibodies that are in liquid form or reconstituted lyophilized antibodies small amounts could become entrapped on the seal or the walls of the tube. Prior to use briefly centrifuge the vial to gather all the solution on the bottom.
The Tenascin family of extracellular matrix proteins includes Tenascin (also designated cytotactin or Tenascin-C), Tenascin-R (also designated Restrictin or Janusin) and Tenascin-X. Tenascin proteins function as substrate-adhesion molecules (SAMs) and are involved in regulating numerous developmental processes, such as morphogenetic cell migration and organogenesis. The Tenascin family proteins arise from various splicing events in the region of coding for FNIII repeats. Tenascin and Tenascin-X are expressed in several tissues during embryogenesis, and in adult tissues undergoing active remodel-ing such as healing wounds and tumors. Tenascin-R (TN-R) is expressed on the surface of neurons and glial cells.