Oligodendrocyte lineage transcription factor 2 (Olig2) is a protein belonging to group A of the OLIG family of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors (bHLH). bHLH proteins are divided into 6 groups (A-F), and characterized by their biochemical properties and structure. Olig2 is classified as group A due to its ability to form heterodimers with other bHLH proteins and binding to the E box. Olig2 has a crucial role during development in specifying the final location of motor neurons and oligodendrocytes in the spinal cord, along with the development within the hindbrain of somatic motor neurons. Olig2 expression is observed within oligodendrocytes and in developing astrocytes. Recent studies have shown strong expression of Olig2 in human oligodendrogliomas, primary tumors within the central nervous system, and moderate expression in astrocytomas. These observations have led to the proposal of Olig2 having potential as an oligodendroglioma diagnostic marker.
This antibody recognizes Olig2.
Recombinant protein corresponding to human Olig2.
Detect Olig2 using this Anti-Olig2 Antibody, clone 211F1.1 validated for use in WB, IC, IH & IP.
Immunohistochemistry Analysis: This antibody has been shown to detect Olig2 in coronal brain tissue as reported by an independent laboratory (Cai, J., et al. (2007). Development. 134:1887-1899).
Immunocytochemistry Analysis: This antibody has been shown to detect Olig2, as reported by an independent laboratory (Lee, S.K., et al. (1995). Genes & Dev. 19:282-294).
Immunoprecipitation Analysis: This antibody has been shown to detect Olig2, as reported by an independent laboratory (Lee, S.K., et al. (1995). Genes & Dev. 19:282-294).
Research Sub Category
Neuronal & Glial Markers
Evaluated by Western Blot in mouse brain lysate.
Western Blot Analysis: 2 µg/mL of this antibody detected Olig2 on 10 µg of mouse brain lysate.
~37 kDa observed
Protein G Purified
Purified mouse monoclonal IgG2aκ in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 150 mM NaCl with 0.05% sodium azide.
Storage and Stability
Stable for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of receipt.
Mouse brain lysate
Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.
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