Key Specifications Table
|Species Reactivity||Key Applications||Host||Format||Antibody Type|
|H, B||WB, FC, IP, IHC||M||Purified||Monoclonal Antibody|
|Presentation||Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1κ in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 150 mM NaCl with 0.05% sodium azide.|
|Safety Information according to GHS|
|Storage and Shipping Information|
|Storage Conditions||Stable for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of receipt.|
|Material Size||100 µL|
|Anti-Moesin, clone 38/87 - Q2296670||Q2296670|
|Reference overview||Pub Med ID|
|Anti-moesin antibodies in the serum of patients with aplastic anemia stimulate peripheral blood mononuclear cells to secrete TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma. |
Takamatsu, Hiroyuki, et al.
J. Immunol., 182: 703-10 (2009) 2009
Moesin is an intracellular protein that links the cell membrane and cytoskeleton, while also mediating the formation of microtubules and cell adhesion sites as well as ruffling of the cell membrane. To determine the roles of anti-moesin Abs derived from the serum of patients with aplastic anemia (AA) in the pathophysiology of bone marrow failure, we studied the expression of moesin on various blood cells and the effects of anti-moesin Abs on the moesin-expressing cells. The proteins recognized by anti-moesin mAbs were detectable on the surface of T cells, NK cells, and monocytes from healthy individuals as well as on THP-1 cells. The peptide mass fingerprinting of the THP-1 cell surface protein and the knock-down experiments using short hairpin RNA proved that the protein is moesin itself. Both the anti-moesin mAbs and the anti-moesin polyclonal Abs purified from the AA patients' sera stimulated THP-1 cells and the PBMCs of healthy individuals and AA patients to secrete 60-80% as much TNF-alpha as did LPS 100 ng/ml. Although the polyclonal Abs induced IFN-gamma secretion from the PBMCs of healthy individuals only when the PBMCs were prestimulated by anti-CD3 mAbs, the anti-moesin Abs were capable of inducing IFN-gamma secretion from the PBMCs of AA patients by themselves. Anti-moesin Abs may therefore indirectly contribute to the suppression of hematopoiesis in AA patients by inducing myelosuppressive cytokines from immunocompetent cells.
|Ezrin and moesin expression within the developing human cerebrum and tuberous sclerosis-associated cortical tubers. |
Johnson, Michael W, et al.
Acta Neuropathol., 104: 188-96 (2002) 2002
The ERM (ezrin, radixin, and moesin) proteins belong to the band-4.1 superfamily of membrane-cytoskeleton-linking proteins which bind to the actin cytoskeleton via their C-terminal sequences and bind ERM binding membrane proteins (ERMBMPs). We investigated the immunohistochemical expression of two of the ERM proteins (ezrin and moesin) in developing human cerebral cortex and in cortical tubers from patients with tuberous sclerosis (TSC), to assess possible consequences of TSC gene product malfunction or inactivation in the developing brain in relation to ERM protein expression. Ezrin is abundantly expressed within radial glia and migrating cells in the intermediate zone in the prenatal human cerebrum, while moesin is primarily expressed in vascular endothelial cells in developing and adult human brain and scattered microglia in adult brain. In addition, both ezrin and moesin are abundantly co-expressed with hamartin and tuberin within a population of abnormal cells in TSC-associated cortical tubers. The expression of these two proteins--primarily ezrin--suggests that they are developmentally regulated and abundantly expressed in germinal matrix and/or migrating cells during cerebral cortical development. In TSC-associated cortical tubers, both proteins appeared to be up-regulated and are co-localized within a population of abnormal neuroglial cells typical of those seen in tubers. Expression of these proteins and their co-localization with tuberin and hamartin in these cells may suggest a compensatory up-regulation in response to TSC gene mutation.
|A heparin-binding protein involved in inhibition of smooth-muscle cell proliferation. |
Lankes, W, et al.
Biochem. J., 251: 831-42 (1988) 1988
A heparin-binding protein was isolated from bovine uteri and purified to homogeneity. This protein appears as a double band of approx. 78 kDa in SDS/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis and has an isoelectric point of 5.2. The binding of heparin to this protein is saturable. No other glycosaminoglycan from mammalian tissue, such as hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulphate, dermatan sulphate or keratan sulphate, binds to the 78 kDa protein. Dextran sulphate binds in a non-saturable fashion. Certain heparan sulphate polysaccharide structures are required for binding to the 78 kDa protein. Some proteoheparan sulphates, such as endothelial cell-surface proteoheparan sulphate, show only weak interaction with the 78 kDa protein in contrast with a basement-membrane proteoheparan sulphate from HR-9 cells. Antibodies against the 78 kDa protein inhibit binding of proteoheparan [35S]sulphate from basement membranes to smooth-muscle cells. Conventional antibodies, Fab fragments and some monoclonal antibodies, inhibit smooth-muscle cell proliferation in a similar range as that observed for heparin. The protein was detected in a variety of tissues and cells but not in blood cells. A possible role of this protein as a receptor for heparin or heparan sulphate and its function in the control of the arterial wall structure are discussed.