Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using DAF/CD55 Antibody (upper) and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower). As expected, DAF/CD55 expression is not detected in either LNCaP or IMR-32 cells.
Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells, mock transfected (-) or transfected with siRNA targeting human DAF/CD55 (+), using DAF/CD55 Antibody (upper) and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower).
Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA and 50% glycerol. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v nonfat dry milk, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody datasheet or product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised November 2013
Reprobing of an existing membrane is a convenient means to immunoblot for multiple proteins independently when only a limited amount of sample is available. It should be noted that for the best possible results a fresh blot is always recommended. Reprobing can be a valuable method but with each reprobing of a blot there is potential for increased background signal. Additionally, it is recommended that you verify the removal of the first antibody complex prior to reprobing so that signal attributed to binding of the new antibody is not leftover signal from the first immunoblotting experiment. This can be done by re-exposing the blot to ECL reagents and making sure there is no signal prior to adding the next primary antibody.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalently purified water.
posted June 2005
revised June 2016
Protocol Id: 263
DAF/CD55 Antibody recognizes endogenous levels of total CD55/DAF protein.Species Reactivity:
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the amino terminus of human DAF/CD55 protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Decay-accelerating factor (DAF/CD55) is a GPI-linked plasma membrane glycoprotein normally expressed on the surface of vascular endothelial and hematopoietic cells, which are continuously exposed to autologous complement components. In conjunction with other membrane complement regulatory proteins (CD35, CD46, and CD59), DAF/CD55 protects healthy cells from inappropriate complement-mediated lysis (1). DAF/CD55 inhibits activation of the complement cascade by promoting membrane dissociation and inactivation of C3 convertase, which inhibits amplification of the classical and alternative complement cascades (2). Research studies have demonstrated that DAF/CD55 is overexpressed in a variety of solid and liquid tumors, which functions to protect tumor cells from complement-mediated attack (3,4). Given its ability to disable the complement cascade and facilitate immune evasion by tumor cells, DAF/CD55 has received attention as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of human malignancies. CD55 deficiency is also linked to human disease. The inability to express CD55 on the surface of erythrocytes renders them highly susceptible to complement-mediated lysis, which contributes to the development of paroxymal noctural hemoglobinuria (PNH). PNH is characterized by hemolytic anaemia, pancytopenia, and venous thrombosis (5).
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