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DLL4 / Delta-4 Antibody, Mouse MAb

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DLL4Antibody Product Information
Immunogen:Recombinant Human DLL4 protein (Catalog#10171-H08H)
Clone ID:1C11D1G7
Ig Type:Mouse IgG1
Formulation:0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
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 DLL4 / Delta4 extracellular domain (rh DLL4; Catalog#10171-H08H; NP_061947.1; Met 1-Pro 524). The IgG fraction of the cell culture supernatant was purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
DLL4Antibody Usage Guide
Specificity:Human DLL4 / Delta-4
No cross-reactivity with Human cell lysate (293 cell line) in WB and ELISA

ELISA: 0.5-1.0 μg/mL

This antibody can be used at 0.5-1.0 μg/mL with the appropriate secondary reagents to detect Human DLL4. The detection limit for Human DLL4 is 0.039 ng/well.

Storage:This antibody can be stored at 2℃-8℃ for one month without detectable loss of activity. Antibody products are stable for twelve months from date of receipt when stored at -20℃ to -70℃. Preservative-Free.
Sodium azide is recommended to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%). It is toxic to cells and should be disposed of properly. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

Delta-like protein 4 (DLL4, Delta4), a type I membrane-bound Notch ligand, is one of five known Notch ligands in mammals and interacts predominantly with Notch 1, which has a key role in vascular development. Recent studies yield substantial insights into the role of DLL4 in angiogenesis. DLL4 is induced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and acts downstream of VEGF as a 'brake' on VEGF-induced vessel growth, forming an autoregulatory negative feedback loop inactivating VEGF. DLL4 is downstream of VEGF signaling and its activation triggers a negative feedback that restrains the effects of VEGF. Attenuation of DLL4/Notch signaling results in chaotic vascular network with excessive branching and sprouting. DLL4 is widely distributed in tissues other than vessels including many malignancies. Furthermore, the molecule is internalized on binding its receptor and often transported to the nucleus. In pathological conditions, such as cancer, DLL4 is up-regulated strongly in the tumour vasculature. Blockade of DLL4-mediated Notch signaling strikingly increases nonproductive angiogenesis, but significantly inhibits tumor growth in preclinical mouse models. In preclinical studies, blocking of DLL4/Notch signaling is associated with a paradoxical increase in tumor vessel density, yet causes marked growth inhibition due to functionally defective vasculature. Thus, DLL4 blockade holds promise as an additional strategy for angiogenesis-based cancer therapy.

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  • Martinez JC, et al. (2009) Nuclear and membrane expression of the angiogenesis regulator delta-like ligand 4 (DLL4) in normal and malignant human tissues. Histopathology. 54(5): 598-606.
  • Li JL, et al. (2010) Targeting DLL4 in tumors shows preclinical activity but potentially significant toxicity. Future Oncol. 6(7): 1099-103.
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