Anti-POSTN antibody produced in rabbit

enhanced validation

Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies, affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous glycerol solution

Anti-OSF-2, Anti-PN, Anti-Osteoblast-specific factor 2, Anti-Periostin precursor
Human Protein Atlas Number:

biological source


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antibody form

affinity isolated antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies



product line

Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies


buffered aqueous glycerol solution

species reactivity


enhanced validation

orthogonal RNAseq
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immunoblotting: 0.04-0.4 μg/mL
immunohistochemistry: 1:50-1:200

immunogen sequence




UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

human ... POSTN(10631)


Periostin precursor recombinant protein epitope signature tag (PrEST)

Biochem/physiol Actions

POSTN (Periostin, osteoblast specific factor) is an oncofetal protein consisting of four internal repeat domains. It is a vitamin K dependent protein expressed in mesenchymal stromal cells. Specifically, it is highly expressed in the normal fetal tissues including aorta, stomach, lower gastrointestinal tract, placenta, uterus, and breast except normal ovarian tissues. It has been first identified in the osteoblast cells with heparin binding ability. In ovarian epithelial cells, it drives the cellular adhesion of α(V)β(3) integrin, but not β(1) integrins, as a ligand for promoting the cell motility. It has been suggested that carboxylated POSTN, produced by bone-derived cells of mesenchymal lineage may play an important role in extracellular matrix mineralization.

Features and Benefits

Prestige Antibodies® are highly characterized and extensively validated antibodies with the added benefit of all available characterization data for each target being accessible via the Human Protein Atlas portal linked just below the product name at the top of this page. The uniqueness and low cross-reactivity of the Prestige Antibodies® to other proteins are due to a thorough selection of antigen regions, affinity purification, and stringent selection. Prestige antigen controls are available for every corresponding Prestige Antibody and can be found in the linkage section.

Every Prestige Antibody is tested in the following ways:
  • IHC tissue array of 44 normal human tissues and 20 of the most common cancer type tissues.
  • Protein array of 364 human recombinant protein fragments.


Corresponding Antigen APREST71337.

Physical form

Solution in phosphate-buffered saline, pH 7.2, containing 40% glycerol and 0.02% sodium azide

Legal Information

Prestige Antibodies is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


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.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Teming Zhang et al.
Cancer management and research, 11, 25-36 (2018-12-28)
Periostin is a protein from the Fascilin family. It is commonly present in normal tissues and is responsible for cell adhesion. Evidence has emerged showing that changes in periostin expression play an important role in tumor initiation, development, and progression....
Hyeon Jeong Oh et al.
Journal of pathology and translational medicine, 51(3), 306-313 (2017-04-14)
Tumor microenvironment has recently drawn attention in that it is related with tumor prognosis. Cancer-associated fibroblast also plays a critical role in cancer invasiveness and progression in colorectal cancers. Periostin (POSTN), originally identified to be expressed in osteoblasts and osteoblast-derived...
Karin Huizer et al.
Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology, 79(8), 863-872 (2020-07-11)
The expression of the matricellular protein periostin has been associated with glioma progression. In previous work we found an association of periostin with glioma angiogenesis. Here, we screen gliomas for POSTN expression and identify the cells that express periostin in...
Daniel L Coutu et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 283(26), 17991-18001 (2008-05-03)
The modification of glutamic acid residues to gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla) is a post-translational modification catalyzed by the vitamin K-dependent enzyme gamma-glutamylcarboxylase. Despite ubiquitous expression of the gamma-carboxylation machinery in mammalian tissues, only 12 Gla-containing proteins have so far been identified...
Mario Boehm et al.
Cardiovascular research, 116(10), 1700-1709 (2019-11-19)
The temporal sequence of events underlying functional right ventricular (RV) recovery after improvement of pulmonary hypertension-associated pressure overload is unknown. We sought to establish a novel mouse model of gradual RV recovery from pressure overload and use it to delineate...

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