For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v nonfat dry milk, 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.
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: 263
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Gly138 of human CD151 protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
CD151 (PETA-3, SFA-1) is a member of the evolutionarily conserved tetraspanin family of multipass glycoproteins (TM4SF), highlighted by four transmembrane domains, two extracellular loops, and N/C-termini that reside within the cytoplasm. Identified as the first member of the tetraspanin family to be implicated in tumorigenesis, research studies have demonstrated that CD151 participates in tumor neovascularization (1), tumor cell cell invasion (2), and cell adhesion (3). Furthermore, a positive correlation exists between CD151 expression levels and poor prognosis for tumors of the lung (4), kidney (5), and prostate (6). CD151 is localized predominantly to the plasma membrane and research studies have demonstrated that CD151 exerts its pro-tumorigenic effects, in part, through the modulation of laminin-binding integrins (7-9) and oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinases, such as c-Met (10,11) and EGFR (12).
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