New to Bioss? Enjoy 35% of your first order. Use code "FirstOrder35" - Offer valid for new U.S. Customers on direct orders only

Mouse Alpha smooth muscle Actin Ready-To-Use IHC Kit

Mouse Alpha smooth muscle Actin Ready-To-Use IHC Kit

Cat. No.: IHC0114M
Sample Type:
FFPE tissue
Size:
50T (including a control slide)
Storage and Stability:
Please store components at the temperatures indicated on the individual tube labels. The kit is stable for 6 months from the date of receipt.

Background

Smooth Muscle Actin belongs to the actin family of proteins, which are highly conserved proteins that play a role in cell motility, structure and integrity. Alpha, beta and gamma actin isoforms have been identified, with alpha actin being a major constituent of the contractile apparatus, while beta and gamma actins are involved in the regulation of cell motility. In particular, smooth muscle actin is an alpha actin that is found in skeletal muscle. Actin exists as a ubiquitous protein involved with filament formation that make up large portions of the cytoskeleton. Actin filaments interact with myosin to assist in muscle contraction as well as aiding in cell motility and cytokinesis. Smooth muscle actin is found on smooth muscle vessel walls, gut wall, myometrium, myoepithelial cells in breast and salivary glands. Defects in the smooth muscle actin gene cause aortic aneurysm familial thoracic type 6. Actin isoforms differ slightly in their N-terminus and the sequences of each are perfectly conserved in higher vertebrates. Alpha-smooth muscle actin is abundant in vascular and visceral smooth muscle cells. In addition, it has also been shown that smooth muscle actin appear in stress fibers of fibroblastic cells during pathological situations involving contractile phenomena such as wound healing and fibrocontractive diseases. Multiple alternatively spliced variants of smooth muscle actin have been identified.

Synonyms

Materials Supplied

Number Component 50T Concentration Storage
1 PBS Buffer (powder) 2L x 2 20x RT
2 Antigen Retrieval Buffer 20ml 100x 2-8°C
3 Endogenous Peroxidase Blocking Buffer 3ml RTU 2-8°C
4 Blocking Buffer 3ml RTU 2-8°C
5 Primary Antibody (Mouse Alpha smooth muscle Actin Mouse mAb) 6ml RTU 2-8°C
6 Secondary Antibody (HRP-Goat anti-Mouse IgG pAb) 6ml RTU 2-8°C
7 Chromogen Component A 0.3ml RTU -20°C
8 Chromogen Component B 0.3ml RTU -20°C
9 Counter Staining Reagent 5ml RTU RT
10 Differentiation Reagent 6ml RTU RT
11 Mounting Media 5ml RTU RT
12 Control slide (Mouse colon) 1 slide RTU RT
13 Datasheet 1 copy

Notes

  1. The positive control slide provided in the kit allows you to be sure that the experimental set-up is working properly.
  2. Do not allow slides to dry at any time during this procedure.
  3. Please don't replace the matching reagents in this product with other manufacturers' products.
  4. As DAB is a carcinogen, please take necessary precautions.
  5. PBS (reagent 1) can be stored for one week at 4℃ after preparation; The antigen retrieval buffer (1×reagent 2) and the chromogenic agent (the mixture of reagents 7 and 8) should be prepared right before each assay.

Please cite this product as "IHC0114M, Bioss Antibodies".
Citation example: “Mouse tissue sections using Mouse Alpha smooth muscle Actin IHC Kit (IHC0114M, Bioss Antibodies) were stained for Alpha smooth muscle Actin according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications.