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CNTF Antibody, Rabbit MAb

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    Human CNTF Antibody Product Information
    Immunogen:Recombinant Human CNTF protein (Catalog#11841-H07E)
    Clone ID:001
    Ig Type:Rabbit IgG
    Concentration:
    Endotoxin:
    Formulation:0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
    Preparation:This antibody was obtained from a rabbit immunized with purified, recombinant Human CNTF (rh CNTF; Catalog#11841-H07E; NP_000605.1; Ala 2-Met 200).
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    CNTF/Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Background

    Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is a member of the cytokine family. It is a polypeptide hormone that have functions in promoting neurotransmitter synthesis and neurite outgrowth in certain neuronal populations. It's actions appear to be restricted to the nervous system. Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) has biological effects through the activation of a multi- subunit receptor complex, consisting of an extracelluar CNTF binding subunit (CNTFα) and two transmembrane signal transduction proteins: glycoprotein gp130 and LIF receptor. CNTF is considered as a potent survival factor of neurons and oligodendrocyteands may be relevant in reducing tissue destruction during inflammatory attacks. CNTF also is a survival factor for neurons of the peripheral sensory sympathetic and ciliary ganglia. It has been reported that CNTF could be an agent that has therapeutic potential and possibly induces differentiation of large multipolar ganglionic phenotype in a subset of progenitors.

    Human CNTF/Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor References
  • Dutt K, et al. (2010) Ciliary neurotrophic factor: a survival and differentiation inducer in human retinal progenitors. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 46 (7) : 635-46.
  • Lam A, et al.(1991) Sequence and structural organization of the human gene encoding ciliary neurotrophic factor. Gene 102 (2) : 271–6.
  • Bazan JF. ( 1991) Neuropoietic cytokines in the hematopoietic fold. Neuron 7 (2) : 197–208.
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