Keratan Sulfate Antibody, 100 ug

Keratan sulfate (KS) monoclonal antibody (mouse, clone 5D4) used to detect KS type I epitopes and KS type II epitopes. Liquid. Store at -20° C.   Keratan Sulfate (KS) is a proteoglycan...



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Keratan sulfate (KS) monoclonal antibody (mouse, clone 5D4) used to detect KS type I epitopes and KS type II epitopes. Liquid. Store at -20° C.


Keratan Sulfate (KS) is a proteoglycan found in cornea (KS type I), cartilage and bone (KS type II). ItÕs KS chains are attached to extracellular matrix proteins or core proteins, which include lumican, keratocan, mimecan, fibromodulin, PRELP, osteoaheran and aggrecan. In the joints, keratan sulfate acts as a cushion to protect against mechanical shock. This monoclonal antibody has been raised against sulfated oligosaccharide present in corneal (KS I) and skeletal keratan sulfate (KS II).

Related Terms/Symbols:

  • Keratan sulfate proteoglycans
  • KS
  • KS Type I
  • KS Type II


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    • Immunogen: Keratan sulfate
    • Clone: 5D4
    • Isotype: IgG
    • Host: Mouse
    • Specificity: Highly sulfated keratan sulfate glycosaminoglycan chaines in both Type I and Type II KS.
    • Purity: Affinity purified
    • Form: Liquid
    • Storage: -20° C