Flow cytometric analysis of 293 cells (green) using ELAVL1/HuR (D9W7E) Rabbit mAb (PE Conjugate) (solid line) compared to concentration-matched Rabbit (DA1E) mAb IgG XP® Isotype Control (PE Conjugate) #5742 (dashed line).
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This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to phycoerythrin (PE) and tested in-house for direct flow cytometric analysis in human cells. The antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated ELAVL1/HuR (D9W7E) Rabbit mAb #12582.
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.
All reagents required for this protocol may be efficiently purchased together in our Intracellular Flow Cytometry Kit (Methanol) #13593, or individually using the catalog numbers listed below.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
NOTE: When including fluorescent cellular dyes in your experiment (including viability dyes, DNA dyes, etc.), please refer to the dye product page for the recommended protocol. Visit www.cellsignal.com for a full listing of cellular dyes validated for use in flow cytometry.
NOTE: Adherent cells or tissue should be dissociated and in single-cell suspension prior to fixation.
NOTE: Optimal centrifugation conditions will vary depending upon cell type and reagent volume. Generally, 150-300g for 1-5 minutes will be sufficient to pellet the cells.
NOTE: If using whole blood, lyse red blood cells and wash by centrifugation prior to fixation.
NOTE: Antibodies targeting CD markers or other extracellular proteins may be added prior to fixation if the epitope is disrupted by formaldehyde and/or methanol. The antibodies will remain bound to the target of interest during the fixation and permeabilization process. However, note that some fluorophores (including PE and APC) are damaged by methanol and thus should not be added prior to permeabilization. Conduct a small-scale experiment if you are unsure.
NOTE: Count cells using a hemocytometer or alternative method.
posted July 2009
revised June 2020
Protocol Id: 407
ELAVL1/HuR (D9W7E) Rabbit mAb (PE Conjugate) recognizes endogenous levels of total ELAVL1/HuR protein.
Human, Mouse, Rat, Monkey
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding His201 of human ELAVL1/HuR protein.
The ELAVL (embryonic lethal, abnormal vision and Drosophila-like) family of proteins includes ELAVL1/HuR, ELAVL2/HuB, ELAVL3/HuC and ELAVL4/HuD (1). ELAVL1/HuR is ubiquitously expressed whereas expression of the other three members is neuronal-specific (1). ELAVL/Hu proteins are highly conserved RNA-binding proteins (1). Besides three RNA recognition motifs, these proteins also contain nuclear localization signals that enable them to shuttle between nucleus and cytoplasm (2). Upon inhibition of transcription by actinomycin D, ELAVL1/HuR relocates from nucleus to cytoplasm where it binds the AU-rich elements within 3' UTRs to stabilize mRNAs (3, 4). ELAVL1/HuR is suggested to increase translation by binding to mRNAs (5,6). In addition, ELAVL1/HuR interacts with microRNAs (miRNAs) (7).
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