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88378
CHOP (L63F7) Mouse mAb (Alexa Fluor® 488 Conjugate)
Antibody Conjugates

CHOP (L63F7) Mouse mAb (Alexa Fluor® 488 Conjugate) #88378

APPLICATIONS

REACTIVITY SENSITIVITY MW (kDa) Isotype
H M R Endogenous Mouse IgG2a
Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometric analysis of HeLa cells, untreated (blue) or treated with Tunicamycin #12819 (2 μg/ml, 8 hr; green), using CHOP (L63F7) Mouse mAb (Alexa Fluor® 488 Conjugate) (solid lines) or concentration-matched Mouse (MOPC-21) mAb IgG1 Isotype Control (Alexa Fluor® 488 Conjugate) #4878 (dashed lines).

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Flow Cytometry, Methanol Permeabilization Protocol for Direct Conjugates

A. Solutions and Reagents

NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.

  1. 20X Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS): (#9808) To prepare 1 L 1X PBS: add 50 ml 20X PBS to 950 ml dH2O, mix.
  2. 16% Formaldehyde (methanol free).
  3. 100% methanol.
  4. Incubation Buffer: Dissolve 0.5 g Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) (#9998) in 100 ml 1X PBS. Store at 4°C.

B. Fixation

NOTE: If using whole blood, lyse red blood cells and wash by centrifugation prior to fixation.

  1. Collect cells by centrifugation and aspirate supernatant.
  2. Resuspend cells in 0.5-1 ml 1X PBS. Add formaldehyde to obtain a final concentration of 4%.
  3. Fix for 15 min at room temperature.
  4. Wash by centrifugation with excess 1X PBS. Discard supernatant in appropriate waste container. Resuspend cells in 0.5-1 ml 1X PBS.

C. Permeabilization

  1. Permeabilize cells by adding ice-cold 100% methanol slowly to pre-chilled cells, while gently vortexing, to a final concentration of 90% methanol.
  2. Incubate 30 min on ice.
  3. Proceed with immunostaining (Section D) or store cells at -20°C in 90% methanol.

D. Immunostaining

  1. Aliquot desired number of cells into tubes or wells.
  2. Wash cells by centrifugation in excess 1X PBS to remove methanol. Discard supernatant in appropriate waste container. Repeat if necessary.
  3. Resuspend cells in 100 µl of diluted antibody conjugate (prepared in incubation buffer at the recommended dilution).
  4. Incubate for 1 hr at room temperature. Protect from light.
  5. Wash by centrifugation in incubation buffer. Discard supernatant. Repeat.
  6. Resuspend cells in 1X PBS and analyze on flow cytometer; alternatively, for DNA staining, proceed to optional DNA stain (Section E).

E. Optional DNA Dye

  1. Resuspend cells in 0.5 ml of DNA dye (e.g. Propidium Iodide (PI)/RNase Staining Solution #4087).
  2. Incubate for at least 5 min at room temperature.
  3. Analyze cells in DNA staining solution on flow cytometer.

posted July 2009

revised June 2017

Protocol Id: 407

Application Dilutions
Flow Cytometry 1:50
Storage:

Supplied in PBS (pH 7.2), less than 0.1% sodium azide and 2 mg/ml BSA. Store at 4°C. Do not aliquot the antibody. Protect from light. Do not freeze.

CHOP (L63F7) Mouse mAb (Alexa Fluor® 488 Conjugate) detects endogenous levels of total CHOP protein.

Species Reactivity:

Human, Mouse, Rat

Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to the sequence of human CHOP.

This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to Alexa Fluor® 488 fluorescent dye and tested in-house for direct flow cytometric analysis in human cells. This antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated CHOP (L63F7) Mouse mAb #2895.

CHOP was identified as a C/EBP-homologous protein that inhibits C/EBP and LAP in a dominant-negative manner (1). CHOP expression is induced by certain cellular stresses including starvation and the induced CHOP suppresses cell cycle progression from G1 to S phase (2). Later it was shown that, during ER stress, the level of CHOP expression is elevated and CHOP functions to mediate programmed cell death (3). Studies also found that CHOP mediates the activation of GADD34 and Ero1-Lα expression during ER stress. GADD34 in turn dephosphorylates phospho-Ser51 of eIF2α thereby stimulating protein synthesis. Ero1-Lα promotes oxidative stress inside the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) (4). The role of CHOP in the programmed cell death of ER-stressed cells is correlated with its role promoting protein synthesis and oxidative stress inside the ER (4).

  1. Ron, D. and Habener, J.F. (1992) Genes Dev 6, 439-53.
  2. Barone, M.V. et al. (1994) Genes Dev 8, 453-64.
  3. Zinszner, H. et al. (1998) Genes Dev 12, 982-95.
  4. Marciniak, S.J. et al. (2004) Genes Dev 18, 3066-77.
Entrez-Gene Id
1649
Swiss-Prot Acc.
P35638
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.

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