Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
GDF9, GDF 9, GDF-9, Growth differentiation factor 9
GDF-9 is a member of the TGF-β superfamily of growth and differentiation factors, and is highly homologous to GDF-3. Unlike most TGF-family members, GDF-9 and GDF-3 are not disulfide-linked dimers. GDF-3 is expressed in adult bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and adipose tissue. GDF-9 is expressed in oocytes and is required for normal ovarian folliculogenesis. Human GDF-9 is a 31.0 kDa non-disulfide-linked homodimer containing two 135 amino acid polypeptide chains.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
E. coli expressed human GDF-9
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
30 µg (0.5 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). Recombinant human GDF-9 (Cat.# 4872-10) can be used as a positive control. However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually.
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.