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Mouse NGF/proNGF Neutralizing Antibody

Nerve growth factor

Cat #: ALM-006
Alternative Name Nerve growth factor
Lyophilized Powder yes
Type: Monoclonal
Host: Mouse
Reactivity: h, m
May also work in: r*
  • Highly purified 2.5S mouse NGF (Accession P01139).
Accession (Uniprot) Number P01139
Gene ID 18049
RRID AB_2340983.
Purity Affinity purified from cultured hybridoma medium.
Form Lyophilized powder. Reconstituted antibody contains phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.4.
Isotype IgG1.
Specificity The antibody has minimal cross-reactivity with BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4/5.
Clone HAL06.
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 or 0.25 ml double distilled water (DDW), depending on the sample size.
Antibody concentration after reconstitution 1 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).
Standard quality control of each lot Western blot analysis.
Applications: ie, n
  • NGF-induced neurite outgrowth neutralizing assay
    NGF-induced neurite outgrowth neutralizing assay
    PC12 cells were grown on collagen-coated plates. A. In the absence of NGF. B. In the presence of Native mouse NGF 2.5S protein (99%) (#N-240) (50 ng/ml). C. In the presence of Native mouse NGF 2.5S protein (99%) (50 ng/ml) with Mouse NGF/proNGF Neutralizing Antibody (#ALM-006) (1000 ng/ml). The development of neurites over a period of 6 days was visualized by Methylene Blue staining.
  • proNGF-induced neurite outgrowth neutralizing assay
    proNGF-induced neurite outgrowth neutralizing assay
    PC12 cells were grown on collagen-coated plates. A. In the absence of proNGF. B. In the presence of Recombinant mouse proNGF protein (#N-250) (100 ng/ml). C. In the presence of Recombinant mouse proNGF protein (100 ng/ml) with Mouse NGF/proNGF Neutralizing Antibody (#ALM-006) (500 ng/ml). The development of neurites over a period of 6 days was visualized by Methylene Blue staining.
  • Neutralization of NGF-mediated PC12 proliferation
    Neutralization of NGF-mediated PC12 proliferation
    PC12 cells were grown in the absence of serum and in the presence of Native mouse NGF 2.5S protein (99%) (#N-240), (50 ng/ml) as indicated. Varying concentrations of Mouse NGF/proNGF Neutralizing Antibody (#ALM-006) were added to the culture and cell viability was established after 24 h using the XTT method. Note that 600 ng/ml Mouse NGF/proNGF Neutralizing Antibody was able to completely block the activity of 50 ng/ml mouse NGF.
Indirect ELISA
  1. Roux, P.P. et al. (2002) Prog. Neurobiol. 67, 203.
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  7. McDonald, N.Q. et al. (1991) Nature 354, 411.
  8. Huang, E.J. and Reichardt, L.F. (2001) Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 24, 677.
  9. Freund V. and Frossard, N. (2004) Prog. Brain Res. 146, 335.
  10. Raychaudhuri, S.P. and Raychaudhuri, S.K. (2004) Prog. Brain Res. 146, 433.
  11. Kawamoto, K. and Matsuda, H. (2004) Prog. Brain. Res. 146, 369.
  12. Teng, K.K. and Hempstead, B.L. (2004) Cell Mol. Life Sci. 61, 35.
Scientific background

The neurotrophins ("neuro" means nerve and "trophe" means nutrient) are a family of soluble, basic growth factors which regulate neuronal development, maintenance, survival and death in the CNS and the PNS.1 NGF, the first member of the family to be discovered, was originally purified as a factor able to support survival of sympathetic and sensory spinal neurons in culture.2 It is synthesized and secreted by sympathetic and sensory target organs and provides trophic support to neurons as they reach their final target.3 Neurotrophin secretion also increases in the nervous system following injury. Schwann cells, fibroblasts, and activated mast cells normally synthesize NGF constitutively, however direct trauma and induced cytokines combine to increase neurotrophin production in these cells after injury.4

NGF is purified in three forms: the 7S, 2.5S and β. The 7S, 130 kDa, form occurs naturally in mouse submaxillary glands, and is a multimeric protein composed of two α, one β and two γ subunits. The name is derived from its sedimentation co-efficient, 7S. The biologically active subunit is the β, which is a 26 kDa dimer composed of two identical 120 amino acid chains held together by hydrophobic interactions.5 The 2.5S form is 9 amino acids shorter than the β form, because of proteolysis that occurs during the purification process.6 The structural hallmark of all the neurotrophins is the characteristic arrangement of the disulfide bridges known as the cysteine knot, which has been found in other growth factors such as PDGF.7 There is a 95.8% homology between the rat and mouse forms, and a 85% homology between the human and mouse.

NGF has been shown to regulate neuronal survival, development function and plasticity.8 Recently, involvement of NGF in processes not involving neuronal cells has been shown, such as asthma,9 psoriasis10 and wound healing.11
The biological effects of NGF are mediated by two receptors:
TrkA, which is specific for NGF, and p75, which binds all the neurotrophins.12

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: 08/01/2023

Alomone Labs is pleased to offer a highly specific monoclonal antibody directed against an epitope of mouse NGF. Mouse NGF/proNGF Neutralizing Antibody (#ALM-006) can be used in indirect ELISA and neutralization assays to block the biological effects of both NGF and proNGF. It was designed to recognize NGF and proNGF from human, rat and mouse samples.

For research purposes only, not for human use
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