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MERTK / Mer Antibody (PE), Mouse MAb

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Human MERTK Antibody Product Information
Immunogen:Recombinant Human MERTK / Mer protein (Catalog#10298-H20B1)
Clone ID:01
Ig Type:Mouse IgG2a
Concentration:10 μl/Test, 0.1 mg/ml
Formulation:Aqueous solution containing 0.5% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide
Preparation:This antibody was produced from a hybridoma resulting from the fusion of a mouse myeloma with B cells obtained from a mouse immunized with purified, recombinant Human MERTK / Mer (rh MERTK / Mer; Catalog#10298-H20B1; Q12866; Glu578-Tyr872) and conjugated with PE under optimum conditions, the unreacted PE was removed.
Human MERTK Antibody Usage Guide
Specificity:Human MERTK / Mer
Storage:This antibody is stable for 12 months from date of receipt when stored at 2℃-8℃. Protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze !
Sodium azide is toxic to cells and should be disposed of properly. Flush with large volumes of water during disposal.
Human MERTK Antibody FC Application Image
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Human MERTK(Mer) expression in Jurkat cells. The cells were treated according to manufacturer’s manual (BD Pharmingen™ Cat. No. 554714), and then stained with PE Mouse anti-MERTK(Mer). The fluorescence histograms were derived from gated events with the forward and side light-scatter characteristics of intact cells.
MERTK / Mer Antibody (PE), Mouse MAb, Flow cytometric
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MERTK/Mer Background

&Proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase MER (MERTK) is a member of the MER/AXL/TYRO3 receptor kinase family and encodes a transmembrane protein with two fibronectin type-III domains, two Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains, and one tyrosine kinase domain. MERTK is localized in membrane and is no expressed in normal B- and T-lymphocytes but is expressed in numerous neoplastic B- and T-cell lines. This protein is highly expressed in testis, ovary, prostate, lung, and kidney, with lower expression in spleen, small intestine, colon, and liver. MERTK regulates many physiological processes including cell survival, migration, differentiation, and phagocytosis of apoptotic cells (efferocytosis). Ligand binding at the cell surface induces autophosphorylation of MERTK on its intracellular domain that provides docking sites for downstream signaling molecules. MERTK signaling plays a role in various processes such as macrophage clearance of apoptotic cells, platelet aggregation, cytoskeleton reorganization and engulfment. MERTK plays also an important role in inhibition of Toll-like receptors (TLRs)-mediated innate immune response by activating STAT1, which selectively induces production of suppressors of cytokine signaling SOCS1 and SOCS3. Defects in MERTK are the cause of retinitis pigmentosa type 38.

Human MERTK/Mer References
  • Thompson DA, et al. (2002) Retinal dystrophy due to paternal isodisomy for chromosome 1 or chromosome 2, with homoallelism for mutations in RPE65 or MERTK, respectively. Am J Hum Genet. 70 (1): 224-9.
  • Tada A, et al. (2006) Screening of the MERTK gene for mutations in Japanese patients with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa. Mol Vis. 12: 441-4.
  • McHenry CL, et al. (2004) MERTK arginine-844-cysteine in a patient with severe rod-cone dystrophy: loss of mutant protein function in transfected cells. Invest Ophthalmol. Vis Sci. 45 (5): 1456-63.
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