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Anti-N-Cadherin-ATTO Fluor-594 Antibody

Cadherin 2, Neural cadherin, CDH2, NCAD, CDHN, CD325, Calcium-dependent adhesion protein neuronal

Cat #: ANR-082-AR
Alternative Name Cadherin 2, Neural cadherin, CDH2, NCAD, CDHN, CD325, Calcium-dependent adhesion protein neuronal
Lyophilized Powder yes
Type: Polyclonal
Host: Rabbit
Reactivity: h, m, r
  • Peptide (C)DTVEPDAIKPVGIR, corresponding to amino acid residues 794-807 of mouse CDH2 (Accession P15116). Intracellular.
Accession (Uniprot) Number P15116
Gene ID 12558
Peptide confirmation Confirmed by amino acid analysis and mass spectrometry.
Homology Rat, human – identical.
Purity Affinity purified on immobilized antigen.
Form Lyophilized powder. Reconstituted antibody contains phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.4, 1% BSA, 0.05% NaN3.
Isotype Rabbit IgG.
Label ATTO-594. Maximum absorption 601 nm; Maximum fluorescence 627 nm. The fluorescence is excited most efficiently in the 580 – 615 nm range. This label belongs to the class of Rhodamine dyes and can be used with fluorescent equipment typically optimized to detect Texas Red and Alexa-594.
Storage before reconstitution The antibody ships as a lyophilized powder at room temperature. Upon arrival, it should be stored at -20°C.
Reconstitution 50 µl double distilled water (DDW).
Antibody concentration after reconstitution 1 mg/ml.
Storage after reconstitution The reconstituted solution can be stored at 4°C, protected from the light, for up to 1 week. For longer periods, small aliquots should be stored at -20°C. Avoid multiple freezing and thawing. Centrifuge all antibody preparations before use (10000 × g 5 min).
Standard quality control of each lot Western blot analysis (unlabeled antibody, #ANR-082), and Immunohistochemical staining (labeled antibody).
Applications: if, ih
May also work in: ic*, lci*
  • Expression of N-Cadherin in mouse heart
    Expression of N-Cadherin in mouse heart
    Immunohistochemical staining of mouse heart free floating frozen sections using Anti-N-Cadherin-ATTO Fluor-594 Antibody (#ANR-082-AR), (1:200). N-Cadherin (red) appears in intercalated discs (arrows). Nuclei are stained with DAPI as the counterstain (blue).
  1. Aplin, A.E. et al. (1998) Pharmacol. Rev. 50, 197.
  2. Suyama, K. et al. (2002) Cancer Cell 2, 301.
  3. Camand, E. et al. (2012) J. Cell Sci. 125, 844.
Scientific background

Cadherins are transmembrane proteins responsible for cell adhesion. Cell adhesion is a crucial feature for the sustainability and maintenance of normal tissue function and three dimensional structure. Cadherins share an extracellular domain consisting of multiple repeats of cadherin-specific motif and are calcium dependent homotypic cell-to-cell adhesion molecules. They are localized mostly in specialized sites called adherence junctions1.

N-cadherin consists of an amino-terminal external domain with five tandem repeats, a single transmembrane segment, and a cytoplasmic carboxy-terminal domain of approximately 150 amino acids. The intracellular domain of N-cadherin interacts with a group of proteins called catenins that are essential for cadherin-mediated cell adhesion. It is suggested that N-cadherin proteins align in a form of “zipper” when involved in cell adhesion. Cadherins on one cell surface form a series of rigid dimers that attach to equivalent dimers on the opposing cells and lateral motion of these complexes allows the cell junction site to “zip up”1.

N-cadherin plays a role in tumor metastasis. Unlike E-cadherin that causes tumor metastasis when insufficiently, N-cadherin is involved in tumor metastasis when upregulated. N-cadherin stimulates migration, invasion and metastasis of squamous cell breast cancer and its effects are increased by FGF-2 suggesting that N-cadherin and FGFR-1 synergize and promote aggressive tumor behavior. This synergy also promotes neuronal growth1. Interestingly, low levels of N-cadherin are associated with a higher invasive capacity of astrocytic glioma by increasing tumor (and normal) cell migration speed and creating a less organized pattern of migration3.

Application key:

CBE- Cell-based ELISA, FC- Flow cytometry, ICC- Immunocytochemistry, IE- Indirect ELISA, IF- Immunofluorescence, IFC- Indirect flow cytometry, IHC- Immunohistochemistry, IP- Immunoprecipitation, LCI- Live cell imaging, N- Neutralization, WB- Western blot

Species reactivity key:

H- Human, M- Mouse, R- Rat
Last update: 12/08/2021

Anti-N-Cadherin Antibody (#ANR-082) is a highly specific antibody directed against an epitope of the mouse protein. The antibody can be used in western blot analysis. It has been designed to recognize CDH2 from rat, mouse, and human samples.

Anti-N-Cadherin-ATTO Fluor-594 Antibody (#ANR-082-AR) is directly labeled with an ATTO-594 fluorescent dye. ATTO dyes are characterized by strong absorption (high extinction coefficient), high fluorescence quantum yield, and high photo-stability. The ATTO-594 fluorescent label belongs to the class of Rhodamine dyes and can be used with fluorescent equipment typically optimized to detect Texas Red and Alexa-594. Anti-N-Cadherin-ATTO Fluor-594 Antibody is especially suited for experiments requiring simultaneous labeling of different markers.

For research purposes only, not for human use



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