Neurofilaments (NF) are a key component of the neuronal cytoskeleton, and are responsible for providing structural support to the axon and regulating axon diameter. Mammalian neurofilaments are composed of three major subunits, classified based on molecular weight in SDS-PAGE: light (NF-L), 68-70 kDa; medium (NF-M), 145-160 kDa; and heavy (NF-H), 200-220 kDa. In humans, these proteins are encoded by the NEFL, NEFM, and NEFH genes, respectively. NF-M is also known as neurofilament, medium polypeptide; neurofilament, medium polypeptide 160kDa; NEF3, neurofilament 3, neurofilament triplet M protein, and 160 kDa neurofilament protein. NF-H is also known as neurofilament, heavy polypeptide; neurofilament, heavy polypeptide 200kDa; KIAA0845, neurofilament triplet H protein, and 200 kDa neurofilament protein.
This product is an affinity-purified IgG antibody that recognizes human and bovine NF-M and NF-H subunits. The antibody was raised in mouse using bovine brain neurofilament and can be used for immunohistochemical (IHC) detection of human and bovine NF-M and NF-H subunits.