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Fibroblast Activation Protein Alpha / FAP-1 Antibody [FAP/4853]

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Catalog Number Formulation Size Price
2191-MSM3-P0
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
20ug
$229.00
2191-MSM3-P1
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
100ug
$519.00
2191-MSM3-P1ABX
Purified Ab WITHOUT BSA and Azide at 1.0mg/ml
100ug
$519.00
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Applications & Dilutions

Applications Tested Dillution Protocol Note
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
1-2ug/ml
30 min at RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95°C followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes

Summary

FAP (fibroblast activation protein) is a cell surface glycoprotein and serine protease that is expressed primarily in fetal mesenchymal tissues and epithelial cancer fibroblasts. In cancer, FAP functions to promote cellular proliferation. In embryonic development, FAP functions to remodel developing tissues. FAP acts as an integral membrane gelatinase composed of N-glycosylated proteolytically inactive subunits. FAP expression on chondrocyte membranes is upregulated by the combination of the cytokines IL-1 and OSM and has been shown to increase in osteoarthritic patients. This expression is colocalized with MMP-1 and MMP-13 as well as CD44 (variants v3 and v7/8). Mice that lack all copies of the FAP gene have been found to be fertile and to have developmental defects or change in cancer susceptibility.

Product Properties & Targets

Antibody Type
Host
Mouse
Applications
Species Reactivity
Isotype / Light Chain
IgG2c / Kappa
Cellular Localization
Cell membrane, Cell projection, Cell surface, Cytoplasm, Invadopodium membrane, Lamellipodium membrane, Membrane, Ruffle membrane, Secreted
Gene Name
FAP
Positive Control
colon or pancreas. Fibroblast specific., Human uterus
Immunogen
Recombinant fragment (around aa 1-200) of human FAP protein (exact sequence is proprietary)
Alternate Names
Prolyl endopeptidase FAP, 170 kDa melanoma membrane-bound gelatinase, Dipeptidyl peptidase FAP, Fibroblast activation protein alpha, Gelatine degradation protease FAP, Integral membrane serine protease, Post-proline cleaving enzyme, Serine integral membrane protease, Surface-expressed protease, 170 kDa melanoma membrane-bound gelatinase; DPPIV; FAP; FAPA; Fibroblast activation protein alpha; Integral membrane serine protease; Seprase

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID
SwissProt

Additional Information

Clone
FAP/4853
Chromosome Location
2q24.2
Mol. Weight of Antigen
88kDa

Functions

  • Cell surface glycoprotein serine protease that participates in extracellular matrix degradation and involved in many cellular processes including tissue remodeling, fibrosis, wound healing, inflammation and tumor growth. Both plasma membrane and soluble forms exhibit post-proline cleaving endopeptidase activity, with a marked preference for Ala/Ser-Gly-Pro-Ser/Asn/Ala consensus sequences, on substrate such as alpha-2-antiplasmin SERPINF2 and SPRY2 (PubMed:14751930, PubMed:16223769, PubMed:16480718, PubMed:16410248, PubMed:17381073, PubMed:18095711, PubMed:21288888, PubMed:24371721). Degrade also gelatin, heat-denatured type I collagen, but not native collagen type I and IV, vitronectin, tenascin, laminin, fibronectin, fibrin or casein (PubMed:9065413, PubMed:2172980, PubMed:7923219, PubMed:10347120, PubMed:10455171, PubMed:12376466, PubMed:16223769, PubMed:16651416, PubMed:18095711). Also has dipeptidyl peptidase activity, exhibiting the ability to hydrolyze the prolyl bond two residues from the N-terminus of synthetic dipeptide substrates provided that the penultimate residue is proline, with a preference for Ala-Pro, Ile-Pro, Gly-Pro, Arg-Pro and Pro-Pro (PubMed:10347120, PubMed:10593948, PubMed:16175601, PubMed:16223769, PubMed:16651416, PubMed:16410248, PubMed:17381073, PubMed:21314817, PubMed:24371721, PubMed:24717288). Natural neuropeptide hormones for dipeptidyl peptidase are the neuropeptide Y (NPY), peptide YY (PYY), substance P (TAC1) and brain natriuretic peptide 32 (NPPB) (PubMed:21314817). The plasma membrane form, in association with either DPP4, PLAUR or integrins, is involved in the pericellular proteolysis of the extracellular matrix (ECM), and hence promotes cell adhesion, migration and invasion through the ECM. Plays a role in tissue remodeling during development and wound healing. Participates in the cell invasiveness towards the ECM in malignant melanoma cancers. Enhances tumor growth progression by increasing angiogenesis, collagen fiber degradation and apoptosis and by reducing antitumor response of the immune system. Promotes glioma cell invasion through the brain parenchyma by degrading the proteoglycan brevican. Acts as a tumor suppressor in melanocytic cells through regulation of cell proliferation and survival in a serine protease activity-independent manner.

Key References

  • Scanlan, M. J., et al. (1994). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 91(12), 5657 5661.

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8 °C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80 °C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.

Limitations

This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.

Warranty

There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.

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