Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using FTO (D2V1I) Rabbit mAb (upper) or GAPDH (D16H11) XP® Rabbit mAb #5174 (lower).
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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 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
FTO (D2V1I) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total FTO protein.Species Reactivity:
Human, Mouse, Rat
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Gly87 of human FTO protein.
FTO (fat mass and obesity-associated protein) is the first obesity gene product identified by genome-wide association studies and it is associated with the largest effect size for this class of proteins (1-4). Multiple single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the first intron of the FTO gene have been associated with increased body weight and obesity. Further studies reported that FTO risk alleles were associated with an increase in energy intake, a reduction of activity, and possibly an increased daily fat intake (4).
FTO is a DNA and RNA demethylase that catalyzes the oxidative demethylation of thymidine and uracil. Among its targets is an mRNA subset involved in regulation of learning, reward behavior, motor functions, and feeding (5). Loss of the FTO gene in mice leads to postnatal growth retardation and a significant reduction in adipose tissue. Mice deficient in the FTO gene have lean body mass due to increased energy expenditure and systemic activation of sympathetic neurons, while overexpression of FTO in mice leads to increased food intake and results in obesity. These results demonstrate that FTO is functionally involved in energy homeostasis (6-8).
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