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CHI3L2 / YKL-39 Antibody, Rabbit PAb, Antigen Affinity Purified

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Human CHI3L2 Antibody Product Information
Immunogen:Recombinant Human YKL-39 / CHI3L2 protein (Catalog#12162-H08H)
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Ig Type:Rabbit IgG
Formulation:0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with 5% trehalose
Preparation:Produced in rabbits immunized with purified, recombinant Human YKL-39 / CHI3L2 (rh YKL-39 / CHI3L2; Catalog#12162-H08H; NP_003991.2; Met 1-Leu 390). YKL-39 / CHI3L2 specific IgG was purified by Human YKL-39 / CHI3L2 affinity chromatography.
Human CHI3L2 Antibody Usage Guide
Specificity:Human YKL-39 / CHI3L2

ELISA: 0.1-0.2 μg/mL

This antibody can be used at 0.1-0.2 μg/mL with the appropriate secondary reagents to detect Human CHI3L2. The detection limit for Human CHI3L2 is approximately 0.00975 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.
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YKL-39/CHI3L2 Background

Chondrocyte protein 39 (YKL-39), also known as Chitinase 3-like 2 (CHI3L2), is a secretory protein of articular chondrocytes belonging to the glycosyl hydrolase 18 family. It highest expression is in chondrocytes, followed by synoviocytes, lung and heart. YKL-39/CHI3L2 is not detected in spleen, pancreas, and liver. YKL-39/CHI3L2 may also be expressed in developing brain and placenta. YKL-39/CHI3L2, a cartilage-related protein, is found to induce arthritis accompanied by pathologic changes in bone and cartilage. A better understanding of the immune response against cartilage-related components including YKL-39 may help to elucidate the pathological processes of arthritic disorders. Up regulation of YKL-39/CHI3L2 in osteoarthritic cartilage suggests that YKL-39/CHI3L2 may be a more accurate marker of chondrocyte activation than YKL-40, although it has yet to be established as a suitable marker in synovial fluid and serum. The decreased expression of YKL-40 by osteoarthritic chondrocytes is surprising as increased levels have been reported in rheumatoid and osteoarthritic synovial fluid, where it may derive from activated synovial cells or osteophytic tissue or by increased matrix destruction in the osteoarthritic joint. YKL-39 and YKL-40 are potentially interesting marker molecules for arthritic joint disease because they are abundantly expressed by both normal and osteoarthritic chondrocytes.

Human YKL-39/CHI3L2 References
  • Sakata M, et al. (2002) YKL-39, a human cartilage-related protein, induces arthritis in mice. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 20(3): 343-50.
  • Areshkov PA, et al. (2010) Chitinase 3-like protein 2 (CHI3L2, YKL-39) activates phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases ERK1/ERK2 in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) and human glioblastoma (U87 MG) cells. Tsitol Genet. 44(1): 3-9.
  • Steck E, et al. (2002) Enhanced expression of the human chitinase 3-like 2 gene (YKL-39) but not chitinase 3-like 1 gene (YKL-40) in osteoarthritic cartilage. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 299(1): 109-15.
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