Recombinant full length protein, corresponding to amino acids 25-697 of Human VCAM1
The lyophilized antibody is stable for at least 2 years from date of receipt at -20oC. The reconstituted antibody is stable for at least two weeks at 2-8oC. Frozen aliquots are stable for at least 6 months when stored at -20oC. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Lyophilised:Centrifuge vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in sterile PBS containing 0.1% BSA to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml.
Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 0.1 - 0.2 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 81 kDa.
Use a concentration of 0.25 - 1 µg/ml.
Important in cell-cell recognition. Appears to function in leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion. Interacts with the beta-1 integrin VLA4 on leukocytes, and mediates both adhesion and signal transduction. The VCAM1/VLA4 interaction may play a pathophysiologic role both in immune responses and in leukocyte emigration to sites of inflammation.
Expressed on inflammed vascular endothelium, as well as on macrophage-like and dendritic cell types in both normal and inflammed tissue.