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Purified Mouse Anti-Arc
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BD Transduction Laboratories™
Activity-Regulated Cytoskeleton-associated protein
Rat (QC Testing), Human, Mouse (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1
Rat Arc aa. 264-385
Western blot (Routinely Tested)
55 kDa
250 µg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, glycerol, and ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. Store undiluted at -20°C.

Recommended Assay Procedures

Western blot:  Please refer to

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  4. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
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Antibody Details
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Immediate early genes (IEGs) are the first to be transcribed upon cellular stimulation. Two groups of these genes have been characterized: those which encode transcription factors that indirectly influence cellular activity, and those which encode effector proteins that directly affect cellular activity. Arc (Activity-Regulated Cytoskeleton-associated protein) encodes an effector protein associated with the actin cytoskeletal matrix. In activated neurons of the hippocampus, Arc gene expression is rapidly induced. Arc protein is concentrated in the actin cortex, adjacent to the plasma membrane of the cell body and dendrites. Arc has a putative role in the maintenance of neuronal plasticity and in activity-dependent changes in dendrite function. Cocaine and D2 receptor antagonists are known to trigger the production and localization of Arc to dendrites and neuronal cell bodies.

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Format Details
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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Citations & References
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Development References (2)

  1. Lyford GL, Yamagata K, Kaufmann WE. Arc, a growth factor and activity-regulated gene, encodes a novel cytoskeleton-associated protein that is enriched in neuronal dendrites. Neuron. 1995; 14(2):433-445. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Vazdarjanova A, McNaughton BL, Barnes CA. Experience-dependent coincident expression of the effector immediate-early genes arc and Homer 1a in hippocampal and neocortical neuronal networks. J Neurosci. 2002; 22(23):10067-10071. (Biology). View Reference
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