Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
LGALS3 , L-31 , GAL3 , GALIG , MAC2 , GALBP , LGALS2 , MAC-2 , CBP35
Galectins are a family of soluble β-galactoside-binding animal lectins that modulate cell-to-cell and cell-to-ECM interactions, as well as apoptosis. Galectin-3 encodes a 30-35 kDa protein containing a single carbohydrate binding domain, which binds galactose-containing glycoconjμgates. Upregulated expression of Galectin-3 is involved in cancer progression and metastasis.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 188 of human Galectin-3
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.2 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA, and 0.01% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blotting (0.5-4 µg/ml). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually. Jurkat cell lysate can be used as a positive control. The antibody recognizes the 30 kDa human Galectin-3 in Western blot analysis with Jurkat cell lysate.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
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.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.