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anti-Plakoglobin mouse monoclonal, PG 5.1, lyophilized, purified

PG 5.1 represents an excellent marker for all forms of intercellular adhering junctions.The PG 5.1 epitope maps within the C-terminus at the extreme end of repeat 13 (aa 632-687) of plakoglobin [identical to gamma-catenin].
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Product description

Host mouse
Antibody Type monoclonal
Isotype IgG2b
Clone PG 5.1
Immunogen Plakoglobin, "band 5" protein from bovine snout epidermis
Purification protein A affinity chromatography
Conjugate unconjugated
Formulation lyophilized; reconstitute in 1 ml dist. water (final solution contains 0.09% sodium azide, 0.5% BSA in PBS buffer, pH 7.4)
Storage short term at 2 – 8 °C; long term storage in aliquots at - 20 °C; avoid freeze/ thaw cycles
Intended use Research use only
Tested species reactivity bovine, chicken, human, mouse, rat, zebrafish


Tested applications Tested dilutions
Immunocytochemistry (ICC)/ Immunofluorescence (IF) 1:5
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) - frozen 1:25 - 1:100
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) - paraffin 1:25 - 1:100 (microwave treatment recommended)
Immunoprecipitation (IP) assay dependent
Western Blot (WB) assay dependent



PG 5.1 represents an excellent marker for all forms of intercellular adhering junctions, such as: desmosomes of epithelial and myocardial cells (incl. cultured cells); zonulae and fasciae adherentes of epithelia, endothelia of blood vessels and myocardial cells; adherens-type junctions (e.g. lens tissue, pigmented retinal cells, Sertoli cells of testis). The PG 5.1 epitope maps within the C-terminus at the extreme end of repeat 13 (aa 632-687) of plakoglobin. Polypeptide reacting: Mr 83 000 Plakoglobin, "band 5" polypeptide of intercellular adhering junctions (identical to γ-catenin)

Reactivity on cultured cell lines: Cell cultures forming monolayers



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Jennemann, R. et al. Loss of ceramide synthase 3 causes lethal skin barrier disruption. Hum. Mol. Genet. 21, 586–608 (2012). mouse WB
Fabritz, L. et al. Load-Reducing Therapy Prevents Development of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Plakoglobin-Deficient Mice. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 57, 740–750 (2011). mouse WB, IHC
Boehnke, K. et al. Effects of fibroblasts and microenvironment on epidermal regeneration and tissue function in long-term skin equivalents. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 86, 731–746 (2007). human IHC (paraffin)
Borrmann, C. M. et al. The area composita of adhering junctions connecting heart muscle cells of vertebrates. II. Colocalizations of desmosomal and fascia adhaerens molecules in the intercalated disk. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 85, 469–485 (2006). human, mouse, rat, bovine, eel, carp WB
Kartenbeck, J., Haselmann, U. & Gassler, N. Synthesis of junctional proteins in metastasizing colon cancer cells. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 84, 417–430 (2005). human WB, IP
Peitsch, W. K. et al. Drebrin, an Actin-Binding, Cell-Type Characteristic Protein: Induction and Localization in Epithelial Skin Tumors and Cultured Keratinocytes. J. Invest. Dermatol. 125, 761–774 (2005). human ICC-IF
Koeser, J., Troyanovsky, S. M., Grund, C. & Franke, W. W. De novo formation of desmosomes in cultured cells upon transfection of genes encoding specific desmosomal components. Exp. Cell Res. 285, 114–30 (2003). human WB
Caldelari, R. et al. A Central Role for the Armadillo Protein Plakoglobin in the Autoimmune Disease Pemphigus Vulgaris. J. Cell Biol. 153, 823–834 (2001). mouse ICC-IF
Molj, I., Kurzcn, H., Langbein, L., Erner, W. & Franket, W. The Distribution of the DesmosoInal Protein, Plakophilin 1, in Human Skin and Skin Tumors. J. Invest. Dermatol. 108, 139–146 (1997). human IHC (frozen)
Mertens, C., Kulm, C. & Franke, W. W. Plakophilins 2a and 2b: Constitutive Proteins of Dual Location in the Karyoplasm and the Desmosomal Plaque. J. Cell Biol. 135, 1009–1025 (1996). human, bovine IHC (frozen), ICC-IF
Wahl, J. K. et al. Plakoglobin domains that define its association with the desmosomal cadherins and the classical cadherins: identification of unique and shared domains. J. Cell Sci. 109, 1143–54 (1996). human WB
Chitaev, N. A. et al. The Binding of Plakoglobin to Desmosomal Cadherins: Patterns of Binding Sites and Topogenic Potential. J. Cell Biol. 113, 359–369 (1996). human WB, ICC-IF
Achtstätter, T., Fouquet, B., Rungger‐BraUndele, E. & Frnake, W. W. Cytokeratin filaments and desmonsomes in the epithelioid cells of the perineurial and arachnoidal sheaths of some vertebrate species. Differentiation 40, 129–149 (1989). human IHC (frozen)
Cowin, P., Kapprell, H. P., Franke, W. W., Tamkun, J. & Hynes, R. O. Plakoglobin: a protein common to different kinds of intercellular adhering junctions. Cell 46, 1063–73 (1986). human, bovine WB, ICC-IF, IEM

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