Anti-N-Cadherin Antibody

Cadherin 2, Neural cadherin, CDH2, NCAD, CDHN, CD325, Calcium-dependent adhesion protein neuronal
    Cat #: ANR-082
    Alternative Name Cadherin 2, Neural cadherin, CDH2, NCAD, CDHN, CD325, Calcium-dependent adhesion protein neuronal
  • Lyophilized Powder
  • Antigen Incl.
  • Type: Polyclonal
    Host: Rabbit
    Reactivity: h, m, r
    • Peptide (C)DTVEPDAIKPVGIR, corresponding to amino acid residues 794-807 of mouse CDH2 (Accession P15116). Intracellular.
    • Anti-N-Cadherin Antibody
    Accession (Uniprot) Number P15116
    Gene ID 12558
    Peptide confirmation Confirmed by amino acid analysis and mass spectrometry.
    Homology Rat, human – identical.
    RRID AB_2756697.
    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.
    Storage before reconstitution The antibody ships as a lyophilized powder at room temperature. Upon arrival, it should be stored at -20°C.
    Reconstitution 25 µl, 50 µl or 0.2 ml double distilled water (DDW), depending on the sample size.
    Antibody concentration after reconstitution 0.85 mg/ml.
    Storage after reconstitution The reconstituted solution can be stored at 4°C 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 x g 5 min).
    Negative control antigen storage before reconstitution Lyophilized powder can be stored intact at room temperature for 2 weeks. For longer periods, it should be stored at -20°C.
    Negative control antigen reconstitution 100 µl double distilled water (DDW).
    Negative control antigen storage after reconstitution -20°C.
    Preadsorption Control 1 µg peptide per 1 µg antibody.
    Standard quality control of each lot Western blot analysis.
    Applications: wb
    May also work in: ic*, ifc*, ih*, ip*
    Western blot
    • Anti-N-Cadherin Antibody
      Western blot analysis of mouse brain (lanes 1 and 5), mouse heart (lanes 2 and 6), rat heart (lanes 3 and 7) and human brain neuroblastoma (SH-SY5Y) (lanes 4 and 8) cell lysates:
      1-4. Anti-N-Cadherin Antibody (#ANR-082), (1:200).
      5-8. Anti-N-Cadherin Antibody, preincubated with the negative control antigen.
    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: 24/01/2020

    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.

    For research purposes only, not for human use



    Scientific Background


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