|Application ||WB, E|
|Calculated MW||35003 Da|
|Positive Control||ELISA: Recombinant msRANKL|
|Application & Usage||1) WB: Use 0.1-0.2 µg/ml. The detection limit for recombinant murine sRANKL is 1.5-3.0 ng/lane, under either reducing or non-reducing conditions.|
2) ELISA: Use 0.5 - 2.0 µg/ml (100 µl/well antibody solution)
3) Neutralization: To yield one-half maximal inhibition [ND50] of the biological activity of msRANKL (50.0 ng/ml), a concentration of 0.05 µg/ml of this antibody is required.
|Other Names||soluble Receptor Activator of NFkB Ligand, TNFSF11, TRANCE (TNF-related activation-induced cytokine), OPGL, ODF (Osteoclast differentiation factor)|
|Formulation||A sterile filtered antibody solution in PBS, pH 7.2.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||-20 °C|
|Precautions||sRANK Ligand Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Synonyms||Opgl, Rankl, Trance|
|Function||Cytokine that binds to TNFRSF11B/OPG and to TNFRSF11A/RANK. Osteoclast differentiation and activation factor. Augments the ability of dendritic cells to stimulate naive T-cell proliferation. May be an important regulator of interactions between T-cells and dendritic cells and may play a role in the regulation of the T-cell-dependent immune response. May also play an important role in enhanced bone-resorption in humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy.|
|Cellular Location||Isoform 1: Cell membrane; Single-pass type II membrane protein Isoform 3: Cytoplasm.|
|Tissue Location||Highly expressed in thymus and lymph nodes, but not in non-lymphoid tissues and is abundantly expressed in T- cells but not in B-cells. A high level expression is also seen in the trabecular bone and lung|
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RANKL and RANK are members of the TNF superfamily of ligands and receptors that play an important role in the regulation of specific immunity and bone turnover. RANK (receptor) was originally identified as a dendritic-cell-membrane protein, which by interacting with RANKL augments the ability of dendritic cells to stimulate naïve T-cell proliferation in a mixed lymphocyte reaction, to promote the survival of RANK + T cells, and to regulate T-cell-dependent immune response. RANKL, which is expressed in a variety of cells including osteoblasts, fibroblasts, activated T-cells and bone marrow stromal cells, is also capable of interacting with a decoy receptor called OPG. Binding of soluble OPG to sRANKL inhibits osteoclastogenesis by interrupting the signaling between stromal cells and osteoclastic progenitor cells, thereby leading to excess accumulation of bone and cartilage.
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