Western blot analysis of extracts from rat testes, mouse embryo E6.5 and E8.5, mouse brain and rat brain and using UTF1 Antibody.
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 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
UTF1 Antibody detects endogenous levels of total UTF1 protein.
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide correponding to amino acid sequence near the C-terminus of human UTF1. Antibodies are purified by Protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Undifferentiated embryonic cell transcription factor 1 (UTF1) is expressed in cells of the inner cell mass and the epiblast (1). Expression is down-regulated with development, although it is maintained in the embryonic germ cells and in the adult gonads (1). Reduced expression in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is associated with failure to differentiate properly, although self-renewal is unaffected (2). UTF1 is tightly associated with chromatin in mouse and human ESCs and may be involved in maintaining an epigenetic environment necessary for the pluripotent state (2,3). Co-expression of UTF1 with reprogramming factors c-Myc, Oct-4, Sox2 and KLF4, along with siRNA knock-down of p53 increased efficiency of induced pluripotent stem cell generation by 100 fold (4).
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