|MW (kDa)||28-40, 50-70|
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v BSA, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
From sample preparation to detection, the reagents you need for your Western Blot are now in one convenient kit: #12957 Western Blotting Application Solutions Kit
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised June 2020
Protocol Id: 10
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with mouse BST2 recombinant protein.
BST2 (CD317, Tetherin, HM1.24) is a type II transmembrane glycoprotein functioning as a major mediator of the innate immune defense against the dissemination of enveloped viruses by tethering virion on the cell surface (1). BST2 has an N-terminal cytoplasmic tail for endocytosis and cytoskeletal signaling, a transmembrane domain, an extracellular domain containing putative disulfide bonds and coiled-coil region for homodimer formation, and a C-terminal GPI domain for membrane anchoring (2,3). Both the transmembrane domain and the GPI domain can insert either into the cell membrane or the viral envelope membrane and hold them together to prevent viral release. Some viruses encode proteins, such as HIV-1 and Vpu, respectively, to act as antagonists to counteract BST2 (2,3). BST2 is overexpressed in gastrointestinal cancers, breast cancer, lung cancer, and multiple myeloma (4-7). BST2 monoclonal antibody targeting myeloma or lung cancer cells induces cellular cytotoxicity and cell death (ADCC, antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity). Thus, BST2 serves as a potential target for tumor immunotherapy.
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