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Monoclonal Anti-Elastin antibody produced in mouse

clone BA-4, ascites fluid

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antibody form

ascites fluid

antibody product type

primary antibodies


BA-4, monoclonal

mol wt

antigen 67.5 kDa


15 mM sodium azide

species reactivity

human, goat, sheep, guinea pig, pig, canine, feline, bovine


antibody small pack of 25 μL


immunohistochemistry (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections): 1:5,000 using sheep arterial tissue
microarray: suitable



UniProt accession no.

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dry ice

storage temp.


target post-translational modification


Gene Information

human ... ELN(2006)

General description

Monoclonal Anti-Elastin (mouse IgG1 isotype) is derived from the hybridoma produced by the fusion of mouse myeloma cells and splenocytes from an immunized mouse. Elastin is an important polymeric protein of connective tissue. It is synthesized and secreted as a soluble single-chain protein (tropoelastin) that undergoes numerous post-ribosomal modifications prior to the organization of the elastic fiber in the extracellular space.


The antibody binds to insoluble elastin, α-elastin, tropoelastin (the soluble non-cross linked precursor of elastin) and to peptide fragments generated by proteolytic digestion of insoluble elastin. In tropoelastin preparations, three immunoreactive bands have been observed at 67.5 kDa, 65 kDa and 62 kDa corresponding to the three elastin isoforms. The antibody is specific for an epitope composed of the repeated sequence in elastin: Val-Gly-Val-Ala-Pro-Gly. This epitope has been shown to be a chemoattractant for fibroblasts and monocytes.


bovine α-elastin.


Monoclonal Anti-Elastin antibody produced in mouse has been used in:
  • immunohistochemistry
  • immunostaining
  • immunoblotting

Biochem/physiol Actions

Elastin is encoded by the ELN gene in humans. It is a polymeric protein in connective tissue that has exceptional properties of extension, elastic recoil to the extracellular matrix and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin is a self-assembling, extracellular-matrix protein providing tissue elasticity and is predominantly comprised of cross-linked tropoelastin. It plays an important role in the atherosclerotic process. The conformational disorder is caused due to a constitutive feature of elastin structure and function.
Elastin undergoes changes of morphology with aging and in many disease states. For example, abnormal accumulation of connective tissue in blood vessels contributes to alterations in vascular physiology associated with diseases such as hypertension and atherosclerosis. Several heritable diseases such as Marfan syndrome, pseudoxanthoma elasticum and the Buschke-Ollendorf syndrome may result from molecular defects of elastin.


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Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids




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