Purified Mouse anti-Oct3/4 (Human Isoform A)
Clone O50-808 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Oct3/4A, Oct-3A, OTF-3, NF-A3, OTF4, POU5F1, MGC22487
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing) Mouse (Tested in Development)
Western blot (Routinely Tested)
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry), Immunofluorescence, Bioimaging (Tested During Development)
- Immunogen Human Oct3/4 Isoform A Recombinant Protein
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
Development of a multicellular organism from a single fertilized egg is regulated by the coordinated activity of DNA transcription factors. Oct3/4, a member of the POU family of transcription factors, functions in pluripotent cells of early embryonic stem (ES) cell lines and embryonal carcinomas (EC). The human POU5F1 gene can encode various splice variants, two of which are Oct3/4A and Oct3/4B. Both isoforms share identical POU DNA-binding and C-terminal domains but differ in their N-terminal domain. The N-terminal domain of Oct3/4B is inhibitory to the DNA binding domain and therefore cannot stimulate transcription of Oct3/4-dependent genes. Oct3/4B can be detected in both pluripotent and some differentiated cell types in both the nucleus and cytoplasm, but its function is unclear. There is not an equivalent to Oct3/4B in mouse. Oct3/4A is expressed in the nucleus and has been demonstrated to orchestrate the transcription of Oct3/4-dependent genes. It has been demonstrated that the expression of Oct3/4 isoforms can vary greatly in different cell types, and discrimination of these is crucial for assessing Oct3/4 expression and function. The O50-808 monoclonal antibody recognizes human Oct3/4 Isoform A and mouse Oct3/4.
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Preparation and Storage
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
Store undiluted at 4°C.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- 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.
- Sodium azide is a reversible inhibitor of oxidative metabolism; therefore, antibody preparations containing this preservative agent must not be used in cell cultures nor injected into animals. Sodium azide may be removed by washing stained cells or plate-bound antibody or dialyzing soluble antibody in sodium azide-free buffer. Since endotoxin may also affect the results of functional studies, we recommend the NA/LE (No Azide/Low Endotoxin) antibody format, if available, for in vitro and in vivo use.