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MiTF Monoclonal Mouse Antibody (D5 + MITF/915)

MITF (microphthalmia transcription factor) is a basic helix-loop-helix-leucine-zipper (bHLH-Zip) transcription factor. It regulates the development and survival of melanocytes and retinal pigment epithelium, and also is involved in transcription of pigmentation enzyme genes.

Product Attributes

Antibody number

0950

Reactivity (target)

MiTF

Antibody type

Primary

Host species

Mouse

Clonality

Monoclonal

Clone

D5 MITF/915

Isotype

IgG's

Molecular weight

52-56 kDa (doublet)

Synonyms

BHLHE32; Class E basic helix-loop-helix protein 32 (bHLHe32); CMM8; Mi; Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor; MITF; WS2; WS2A

Human gene symbol

MITF

Entrez gene ID

4286

SwissProt

O75030

Unigene

166017 & 618266

Immunogen

NH2 terminus fragment of human Mi protein (D5); Recombinant human MiTF protein (MITF/915)

Cellular localization

Nucleus

Species reactivity

Human

Applications

Immunofluorescence, Immunohistology (formalin), Flow cytometry

Application notes

Does not react with mouse or rat, others not tested, Immunohistology (formalin), Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10 mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes, Immunofluorescence 0.5-1 ug/mL, Flow Cytometry 0.5-1 ug/million cells/0.1 mL, Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined by user

Positive control

Jurkat, A-431, HeLa or 501 Mel human melanoma cells or Melanoma

Shipping condition

Room temperature

Storage Conditions

Store at 2 to 8 °C, Protect fluorescent conjugates from light, Note: store BSA-free antibodies at -10 to -35 °C

Shelf life

Guaranteed for at least 24 months from date of receipt when stored as recommended

Regulatory status

For research use only (RUO)

Research areas

Developmental biology, Transcription factors

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Product Description

MITF (microphthalmia transcription factor) is a basic helix-loop-helix-leucine-zipper (bHLH-Zip) transcription factor that regulates the development and survival of melanocytes and retinal pigment epithelium, and also is involved in transcription of pigmentation enzyme genes such as tyrosinase TRP1 and TRP2. MITF has been shown to be phosphorylated by MAP kinase in response to c-kit activation, resulting in upregulation of MITF transcriptional activity. Mutations of the MITF gene are associated with the autosomal dominant hereditary deafness and pigmentation condition, Waardenburg Syndrome type 2A. Multiple isoforms of MITF exist, including MITF-A, MITF-B, MITF-C, MITF-H, and MITF-M, which differ in the amino-terminal domain and in their expression patterns. The MITF-M isoform is restricted to the melanocyte cell lineage. Anti-MITF, D5, recognizes a nuclear protein, which is expressed in the majority of primary and metastatic epithelioid malignant melanomas as well as in normal melanocytes, benign nevi and dysplastic nevi.

Primary antibodies are available purified, or with a selection of fluorescent CF® dyes and other labels. CF® dyes offer exceptional brightness and photostability. See the CF® Dye Brochure for more information. Note: Conjugates of blue fluorescent dyes like CF®405S and CF®405M are not recommended for detecting low abundance targets, because blue dyes have lower fluorescence and can give higher non-specific background than other dye colors.

Stock status: Because Biotium offers a large number of antibody and conjugation options, primary antibody conjugates may be made to order. Typical lead times are up to one week for CF® dye and biotin conjugates, and up to 2-3 weeks for fluorescent protein and enzyme conjugates. Please email order@biotium.com to inquire about stock status and lead times before placing your order.

 Catalog number key for antibody number 0950, Anti-MiTF (D5 MITF/915) The prefix indicates conjugation, followed by the antibody number and size suffix.

Antibody # prefixConjugationEx/EmConcentrationStorage Buffer
BNC04CF®405S404/431 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC05CF®405M408/452 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC88CF®488A490/515 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC43CF®543541/560 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC55CF®555555/565 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC68CF®568562/583 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC94CF®594593/614 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC40CF®640R642/662 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC47CF®647650/665 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC61CF®660R663/682 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC80CF®680681/698 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC81CF®680R680/701 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC70CF®770770/797 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCRR-PE (PE)496, 546, 565/578 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCAAPC650/660 nnm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCPPerCP482/677 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCBBiotinN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCAPAlkaline PhosphataseN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCHHorseradish PeroxidaseN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.05% BSA, no azide
BNUBPurified, with BSA N/A0.2 mg/mL PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNUMPurified, BSA-freeN/A1 mg/mL PBS, no BSA, no azide

References

Hemesath P, et. al. MAP kinase links the transcription factor microphthalmia to c-Kit signalling in melanocytes. Nature. 1998, 391:298-301 | Weilbaecher KN, et. al. Age-resolving osteopetrosis: a rat model implicating microphthalmia and the related transcription factor TFE3. J. Exp.Med. 1998, 187: 775-78

 

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