Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human colon stained with PDGF beta Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (PDGFB/3071). Inset: PBS instead of primary antibody, secondary antibody negative control.
SDS-PAGE Analysis Purified PDGF beta Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (PDGFB/3071). Confirmation of Purity and Integrity of Antibody.
Analysis of Protein Array containing more than 19,000 full-length human proteins using PDGF beta Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (PDGFB/3071).
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Specificity & Comments
PDGF is a mitogen for mesenchyme- and glia-derived cells. It consists of two disulfide-bonded polypeptide chains, A and B, and occurs as three isoforms; PDGF AA, AB and BB. The three isoforms bind, with different affinities, to two receptor types, and , which are structurally related and endowed with protein-tyrosine kinase domains. Ligand binding induces activation of the receptor kinases by formation of receptor dimers; the A subunit of PDGF binds only to receptors with high affinity, whereas the B subunit can bind to both and receptors. Evidence suggests that PDGF may function as a neurotrophic factor. Receptors for PDGF-A are expressed in oligodendrocyte progenitor cells whereas receptors for PDGF-B are expressed on neurons. These facts suggest that the different isoforms of PDGF may regulate growth and differentiation of different cell types in the developing central nervous system through paracrine and autocrine routes.