Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells, mock transfected (-) or transfected with siRNA targeting human DAF/CD55 (+), using DAF/CD55 (E4G4T) Rabbit mAb (upper) and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower).
Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using DAF/CD55 (E4G4T) Rabbit mAb (upper) and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower). As expected, DAF/CD55 protein expression is not detected in either LNCaP or IMR-32 cells.
Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and less than 0.02% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v BSA, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
From sample preparation to detection, the reagents you need for your Western Blot are now in one convenient kit: #12957 Western Blotting Application Solutions Kit
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 June 2020
Protocol Id: 10
DAF/CD55 (E4G4T) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total DAF/CD55 protein.
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the amino terminus of human DAF/CD55 protein.
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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