Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human kidney stained with Occludin Recombinant Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (rOCLN/8776). Inset: PBS instead of primary antibody; secondary only negative control.
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human kidney stained with Occludin Recombinant Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (rOCLN/8776). HIER: Tris/EDTA, pH9.0, 45min. 2: HRP-polymer, 30min. DAB, 5min.
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Specificity & Comments
Occludin is a tetraspan integral membrane protein in epithelial and endothelial tight junction (TJ) structures that can contain two extracellular loops. The protein exists in a variety of phosphorylated forms. Phosphorylation is involved in regulating both the localization and the function of Occludin. Expression of Occludin is upregulated by polyunsaturated fatty acids, increasing trans-endothelial cell resistance and reducing cellular permeability to large molecules. The level of Occludin varies greatly depending on tissue; in brain tissue, Occludin is highly expressed at cell-cell contact sites. Non-neural tissues show lower expression and discontinuous distribution. Up-regulation of epithelial Occludin may play a role in enhancing paracellular permeability and be related to the damage to the tight junction.