An antipeptide antibody was generated in chickens against a sequence shared between the mouse (P60202) and human (NP_000524) gene products. Antibodies were affinity-purified and the concentration adjusted to 100 µg/mL. These antibodies have been validated with human, mouse and rat tissues.
Immunohistochemistry photomicrograph of PLP immunoreactivity (GREEN; 1:1000 dilution) in a cryostat section of an embryonic (e18) mouse brain. BLUE is DAPI nuclear counterstain. Hoda Ilias, Aves Labs.
Anti-Proteolipid Protein Antibody
Proteolipid Protein (PLP)
Human Proteolipid Protein (PLP, or lipophilin) is a 29,946 dalton protein (277 amino acids) found in myelin of the CNS and PNS. Expressed by oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells, PLP stabilizes myelin by preventing lipid bilayer fusion, and aids in its compaction. Different mutations of the human PLP gene product result in two neurological disorders: Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease and Spastic Paraplegia Type 2.
Human, Mouse, Rat
Store at 4°C in the dark. Under these conditions, the antibodies should have a shelf life of at least 12 months (provided they remain sterile). Do not freeze these antibodies unless you want to store them for longer periods of time. Note, however, that each time an antibody preparation is frozen, about half of its binding activity is lost.
Chickens were immunized with a synthetic peptide / keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) conjugate. The sequence of the synthetic peptide was shared between the human and mouse gene products. After repeated injections into the hens, immune eggs were collected, and the IgY fractions were purified from the yolks. These IgY fractions were then affinity-purified using a peptide column, the concentration of the eluate adjusted to 100 µg/mL, and the preparation was filter sterilized.
Each of the three antibodies were analyzed by immunohistochemistry (at a dilution of 1:2000) using fluorescein-labeled goat anti-chicken IgY (1:500 dilution, Aves Labs Cat.# F-1005) as the secondary reagent.
These antibodies are to be used as research laboratory reagents and are not for use as diagnostic or therapeutic reagents in humans.