Key Specifications Table
|Species Reactivity||Key Applications||Host||Format||Antibody Type|
|H||ICC, IHC, IH(P), WB||M||Purified||Monoclonal Antibody|
|Presentation||Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1κ in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-glycine, pH 7.4, 0.15 M NaCl, with 0.05% sodium azide. Frozen at -20°C.|
|Safety Information according to GHS|
|Material Size||100 µg|
Anti-Clusterin α chain (human) Antibody, clone 41D SDS
|Reference overview||Application||Pub Med ID|
|Anti-cancer activity of glucosamine through inhibition of N-linked glycosylation.|
Chesnokov, V; Gong, B; Sun, C; Itakura, K
Cancer cell international 14 45 2014
We have reported that the glucosamine suppressed the proliferation of the human prostate carcinoma cell line DU145 through inhibition of STAT3 signaling. DU145 cells autonomously express IL-6 and the IL-6/STAT3 signaling is activated. IL-6 receptor subunits are subject to N-glycosylation, a posttranslational modification which is important for protein stability and function. We speculated that the inhibition of STAT3 phosphorylation by glucosamine might be a functional consequence of the reduced N-glycosylation of gp130.The human prostate cancer cell lines DU145 and PC-3 and human melanoma cell line A2058 were used in this study. Glucosamine effects on N-glycosylation of glycoproteins were determined by Western blot analysis. IL-6 binding to DU145 cells was analyzed by flow cytometry. The cell proliferation suppression was investigated by colorimetric Janus green staining method.In DU145 cells glucosamine reduced the N-glycosylation of gp130, decreased IL-6 binding to cells and impaired the phosphorylation of JAK2, SHP2 and STAT3. Glucosamine acts in a very similar manner to tunicamycin, an inhibitor of protein N-glycosylation. Glucosamine-mediated inhibition of N-glycosylation was neither protein- nor cell-specific. Sensitivity of DU145, A2058 and PC-3 cells to glucosamine-induced inhibition of N-glycosylation were well correlated to glucosamine cytotoxicity in these cells.Our results suggested that the glucosamine-induced global inhibition of protein N-glycosylation might be the basic mechanism underlying its multiple biochemical and cellular effects.
|Plasma clusterin concentration is associated with longitudinal brain atrophy in mild cognitive impairment.|
Thambisetty, M; An, Y; Kinsey, A; Koka, D; Saleem, M; Güntert, A; Kraut, M; Ferrucci, L; Davatzikos, C; Lovestone, S; Resnick, SM
NeuroImage 59 212-7 2012
Recent genetic and proteomic studies demonstrate that clusterin/apolipoprotein-J is associated with risk, pathology, and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our main aim was to examine associations between plasma clusterin concentration and longitudinal changes in brain volume in normal aging and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). A secondary objective was to examine associations between peripheral concentration of clusterin and its concentration in the brain within regions that undergo neuropathological changes in AD. Non-demented individuals (N=139; mean baseline age 70.5 years) received annual volumetric MRI (912 MRI scans in total) over a mean six-year interval. Sixteen participants (92 MRI scans in total) were diagnosed during the course of the study with amnestic MCI. Clusterin concentration was assayed by ELISA in plasma samples collected within a year of the baseline MRI. Mixed effects regression models investigated whether plasma clusterin concentration was associated with rates of brain atrophy for control and MCI groups and whether these associations differed between groups. In a separate autopsy sample of individuals with AD (N=17) and healthy controls (N=4), we examined the association between antemortem clusterin concentration in plasma and postmortem levels in the superior temporal gyrus, hippocampus and cerebellum. The associations of plasma clusterin concentration with rates of change in brain volume were significantly different between MCI and control groups in several volumes including whole brain, ventricular CSF, temporal gray matter as well as parahippocampal, superior temporal and cingulate gyri. Within the MCI but not control group, higher baseline concentration of plasma clusterin was associated with slower rates of brain atrophy in these regions. In the combined autopsy sample of AD and control cases, representing a range of severity in AD pathology, we observed a significant association between clusterin concentration in the plasma and that in the superior temporal gyrus. Our findings suggest that clusterin, a plasma protein with roles in amyloid clearance, complement inhibition and apoptosis, is associated with rate of brain atrophy in MCI. Furthermore, peripheral concentration of clusterin also appears to reflect its concentration within brain regions vulnerable to AD pathology. These findings in combination suggest an influence of this multi-functional protein on early stages of progression in AD pathology.
|Plasma proteomic alterations in non-human primates and humans after chronic alcohol self-administration.|
Willard M Freeman,Heather D Vanguilder,Elizabeth Guidone,John H Krystal,Kathleen A Grant,Kent E Vrana
The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology / official scientific journal of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP) 14 2011
Objective diagnostics of excessive alcohol use are valuable tools in the identification and monitoring of subjects with alcohol use disorders. A number of potential biomarkers of alcohol intake have been proposed, but none have reached widespread clinical usage, often due to limited diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. In order to identify novel potential biomarkers, we performed proteomic biomarker target discovery in plasma samples from non-human primates that chronically self-administer high levels of ethanol. Two-dimensional difference in-gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) was used to quantify plasma proteins from within-subject samples collected before exposure to ethanol and after 3 months of excessive ethanol self-administration. Highly abundant plasma proteins were depleted from plasma samples to increase proteomic coverage. Altered plasma levels of serum amyloid A4 (SAA4), retinol-binding protein, inter-alpha inhibitor H4, clusterin, and fibronectin, identified by 2D-DIGE analysis, were confirmed in unmanipulated, whole plasma from these animals by immunoblotting. Examination of these target plasma proteins in human subjects with excessive alcohol consumption (and control subjects) revealed increased levels of SAA4 and clusterin and decreased levels of fibronectin compared to controls. These proteins not only serve as targets for further development as biomarker candidates or components of biomarker panels, but also add to the growing understanding of dysregulated immune function and lipoprotein metabolism with chronic, excessive alcohol consumption.
|Clusterin, a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor gene in neuroblastomas.|
Olesya Chayka,Daisy Corvetta,Michael Dews,Alessandro E Caccamo,Izabela Piotrowska,Giorgia Santilli,Sian Gibson,Neil J Sebire,Nourredine Himoudi,Michael D Hogarty,John Anderson,Saverio Bettuzzi,Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko,Arturo Sala
Journal of the National Cancer Institute 101 2009
Clusterin expression in various types of human cancers may be higher or lower than in normal tissue, and clusterin may promote or inhibit apoptosis, cell motility, and inflammation. We investigated the role of clusterin in tumor development in mouse models of neuroblastoma.Full Text Article
|Clusterin in cerebrospinal fluid: analysis of carbohydrates and quantification of native and glycosylated forms.|
A-M Nilselid, Pia Davidsson, Katarina Nägga, Niels Andreasen, Pam Fredman, Kaj Blennow
Neurochemistry international 48 718-28 2006
Clusterin is suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Clusterin expression is increased in brain tissue in affected regions of Alzheimer patients, and intense clusterin staining is found in both senile plaques and in neuronal and glia cells. In contrast, the cerebrospinal fluid level of clusterin in Alzheimer patients has, thus far, been found unchanged. Clusterin is a glycosylated protein, and an alteration of its glycosylation in Alzheimer's disease might influence accurate quantification in cerebrospinal fluid through interference of antibody binding to the protein. Using enzymatic deglycosylation of clusterin isolated from cerebrospinal fluid, we found that the carbohydrates attached to clusterin were of the N-linked type and sialic acids. Based on this finding, cerebrospinal fluid samples from Alzheimer patients (n=99) and controls (n=39) were analysed. The samples were treated with peptide: N-glycanase F, cleaving off N-linked carbohydrates, and clusterin was quantified before and after deglycosylation using a new sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Clusterin was significantly increased in Alzheimer patients, in both native (7.17+/-2.43 AU versus 5.73+/-2.09 AU; p=0.002), and deglycosylated samples (12.19+/-5.00 AU versus 9.68+/-4.38 AU; p=0.004). Deglycosylation led to increased measured levels of clusterin by 70% (p0.001) in Alzheimer patients and 67% (p0.001) in controls. These findings indicate that glycosylation of proteins may interfere with their quantification. The results show that clusterin is significantly increased in cerebrospinal fluid from Alzheimer patients as a group, supporting that clusterin might be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. However, the individual clusterin levels overlap between the two groups, and thus cerebrospinal fluid clusterin measurement is not suitable as a biochemical marker in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
|Cell detachment and apoptosis induction of immortalized human prostate epithelial cells are associated with early accumulation of a 45 kDa nuclear isoform of clusterin|
Caccamo, A. E., et al
Biochem J, 382:157-68 (2004) 2004
|Immunoblotting (Western), Immunohistochemistry (Tissue)||15139853|
|Clusterin overexpression in both malignant and nonmalignant prostate epithelial cells induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis|
Scaltriti, M., et al
Br J Cancer, 91:1842-50 (2004) 2004
|Involvement of clusterin in 15-deoxy-delta12,14-prostaglandin J2-induced vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation.|
Yoshikazu Miwa, Fumi Takahashi-Yanaga, Sachio Morimoto, Toshiyuki Sasaguri
Biochemical and biophysical research communications 319 163-8 2004
To establish an in vitro model of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) differentiation, we examined the effect of 15-deoxy-delta12,14-prostaglandin J(2) (15d-PGJ(2)) on the expression of VSMC differentiation markers. After the addition of 15d-PGJ(2) to confluent human umbilical artery smooth muscle cells synchronized in the G(0) phase, cells showed a hill and valley appearance and thereafter aggregated and formed macroscopic nodules. Cells forming nodules expressed high levels of SM2, the most specific VSMC differentiation marker, comparable to medial VSMCs in vivo. 15d-PGJ(2) significantly increased the mRNA and protein expression levels of clusterin, a secreted glycoprotein reported to induce nodule formation and differentiation of VSMCs. Moreover, addition of an anti-clusterin antibody completely inhibited the nodule formation induced by 15d-PGJ(2) and induced apoptosis. Our results suggested that clusterin is involved in 15d-PGJ(2)-induced nodule formation and cell differentiation in VSMCs.
|Modulation of different clusterin isoforms in human colon tumorigenesis.|
Pucci, S; Bonanno, E; Pichiorri, F; Angeloni, C; Spagnoli, LG
Oncogene 23 2298-304 2004
Clusterin is a ubiquitous secretory heterodimeric disulfide-linked glycoprotein, which is implicated in several physiological processes, including immune regulation, cell adhesion and morphological transformation, lipid transportation, tissue remodelling, membrane recycling and cell-cell interactions. A large number of studies have focused their interest on clusterin gene products as mediators of cell cycle progression and cell death induction, although data on the different isoforms and their role in the different cell processes are still obscure. Recently, an increased clusterin expression in breast cancer has been reported. In order to elucidate the role of clusterin in tumor progression and whether one of its isoforms is preferentially expressed in tumorigenesis, we examined its presence throughout the different steps of human colon carcinoma, one of the best-characterized models of human tumor progression. The immunohistochemical observation of 30 bioptic and surgical colon specimens demonstrated a cell compartment clusterin translocation from the nucleus to the cytoplasm directly related to tumor progression. In fact, a nuclear localization found in healthy colonic mucosa is consistent with the involvement of the proapoptotic nuclear form in the regulation of cell cycle progression and in cell death induction. The progression towards high-grade and metastatic carcinoma leads to cytoplasmic clusterin distribution. Protein extracts from freshly isolated cells of the same patients confirm in high-grade carcinomas with metastatic nodes the complete loss of the proapoptotic nuclear form and a cytoplasmic overexpression of the highly glycosylated form. Data obtained from in vitro experiments confirm that this form is released in the extracellular space and corresponded to the fully glycosylated one. These data suggest that the controversial data on clusterin function in tumors may be related to the pattern shift of its isoform production. As the secreted form of clusterin is correlated to cell matrix formation, cell membrane remodeling and cell-cell adhesion, the overexpression of this form in highly aggressive tumors and metastatic nodes could be a potential new prognostic and predictive marker for colon carcinoma aggressiveness.
|Characterization of a vitamin D3-resistant MCF-7 cell line|
Narvaez, C J, et al
Endocrinology, 137:400-9 (1996) 1996
|I would like to use this monoclonal antibody on mouse tissue, are there any special procedures I should follow?||To reduce the background interaction between the monoclonal antibody and the mouse tissue, you will need to perform antigen retrieval and use a special secondary antibody. For antigen retrieval, prepare a citrate buffer by mixing 19ml of 0.1M citric acid and 82ml of 0.1M sodium citrate to make 1000ml of buffer. Adjust the pH to 6.0 before each use. Add buffer to your slide. Using an 800 watt microwave oven with rotation, microwave for 7.5 min at high, 5 min at 50% (3 cycles), checking the slide at the end of each cycle to see if the solution needs to be replaced, adding water if needed. For the secondary antibody, use a biotinylated isotype specific secondary IGG (IGG-1) and a 3% donkey serum block. This will help reduce the background issues using mouse monoclonals.|