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Anti-Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule Antibody

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CD56 antigen, antigen recognized by monoclonal antibody 5.1H11

biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

affinity purified immunoglobulin

antibody product type

primary antibodies



purified by

affinity chromatography

species reactivity

mouse, rat, chicken, human




ELISA: suitable
immunofluorescence: suitable
immunohistochemistry: suitable
western blot: suitable

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

target post-translational modification


Gene Information

human ... NCAM1(4684)

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antibody form

affinity purified immunoglobulin

antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody form

purified immunoglobulin

antibody form

ascites fluid


ELISA: suitable, immunohistochemistry: suitable, immunofluorescence: suitable, western blot: suitable


indirect ELISA: suitable, western blot: 1-5 μg/mL


ELISA: suitable, immunohistochemistry: suitable, western blot: suitable


immunocytochemistry: suitable using cells and tissues, western blot: 1:100 using a freshly prepared extract from newborn and adult rat brain, or rat cerebral cortex extract

species reactivity

mouse, rat, chicken, human

species reactivity


species reactivity

human, pig

species reactivity

rat, human









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General description

The Immunoglobulin superfamily of cell adhesion molecules is related to the immunoglobulins proteins by structure. The family contains over a 100 members, which include ICAM (intercellular adhesion molecule), NCAM (neural cell adhesion molecule) and NgCAM (neural-glial cell adhesion molecule). Both NCAM and NgCAM are calcium independent adhesion molecules. NCAM, the first CAM to be characterized, is expressed on all neurons from very early in development. It binds homophilically to NCAM on adjacent cells and has a variety of functions during neural development. One of these important functions is to hold developing neurites together during neuron outgrowth and formation of neural connections. The adhesive properties of NCAM are modulated during development and plasticity by the presence of the regulated carbohydrate, polysialic acid (PSA). The post-translational addition of alpha-2,8-linked PSA (NCAM-PSA) appears to contribute to synaptic plasticity during learning and memory formation and to the mechanisms of nerve regeneration.
The previously assigned protein identifier P13592 has been merged into P13591. Full details can be found on the UniProt database.


Expected to cross-react with Chicken, Human, and rat.
Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule (NCAM). MW is 200-250 kDa; when treated with Neuraminidase, 140-180 kDa. A breakdown product of 160 kDa may also be visible.


Highly purified chicken NCAM


Detect Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule using this Anti-Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule Antibody validated for use in ELISA, IF, IH, FUNC & WB.
A previous lot was shown to work with a wide range of fixatives. Will detect chicken NCAM using a concentration of 1 μg/mL and mouse NCAM using a concentration of 2 μg/mL.

A previous lot of this antibody was used in Immunofluorescence.

Function blocking:
A previous lot of this antibody was used in Function blocking.

0.3 μg/mL of a previous lot was used.

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by end user.
Research Category
Research Sub Category
Growth Cones & Axon Guidance


Routinely evaluated by Western Blot on mouse brain lysates.

Western Blot Analysis: 1:1000 dilution of this lot detected NCAM on 10 μg of mouse brain lysate.

Target description

MW is 200-250 kDa; when treated with Neuraminidase, 140-180 kDa A breakdown product of 160 kDa may also be visible.

Physical form

ImmunoAffinity Purified
Purified rabbit polyclonal in buffer containing PBS containing no preservatives.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at -20°C from date of receipt.

Handling Recommendations:
Upon first thaw, and prior to removing the cap, centrifuge the vial and gently mix the solution. Aliquot into microcentrifuge tubes and store at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles, which may damage IgG and affect product performance.

Analysis Note

Neuraminidase-treated mouse brain membrane.

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

Legal Information

CHEMICON is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Storage Class

12 - Non Combustible Liquids




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