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Anti-Aggrecan Antibody, clone 6B4

clone 6B4, from mouse

Synonym: Aggrecan core protein, Cartilage-specific proteoglycan core protein, CSPCP, Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan core protein 1, Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 1, Aggrecan core protein 2

  •  eCl@ss 32160702

  •  NACRES NA.41



Related Categories AE-AK, Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, Primary Antibodies
clone   6B4, monoclonal
biological source   mouse
application(s)   immunohistochemistry: suitable
  western blot: suitable
species reactivity   bovine, bovine, human
species reactivity (predicted by homology)   human (based on 100% sequence homology)
shipped in   wet ice
isotype   IgG1κ
Quality Level   100
antibody product type   primary antibodies
NCBI accession no.   NP_001126
UniProt accession no.   P16112
Gene Information   human ... ACAN(176)


General description

Aggrecan (CSPG1, CSPCP, or CSPGCP) is a chondroitin-sulfate proteoglycan belonging to the family of letican proteins. Aggrecan is a large globar structure containing multiple domains including carbohydrate-recognition domains; complement binding protein domains; immunoglobulin domains; proteoglycan tandem repeats; and in some cases, EGF-like domains. It can be degraded by aggrecanase. The N-terminus of aggrecan binds ECM hyaluronan in the presence of the linking protein, and forms complex aggregates, whereas the C-terminus binds a number of other ECM proteins including tenascins, glycolipids, and fibulins. Aggrecan is a major component of cartilage tissue and it enables this tissue to withstand compression by maintaining the viso-elastic properties of cartilage. Aggrecan may also facilitate neural maturation and plasticity by contributing to the formation of perineuronal nets in the developing CNS.


Ovalbumin-conjugated linear peptide corresponding to human Aggrecan.


Anti-Aggrecan Antibody, clone 6B4 is an antibody against Aggrecan for use in Western Blotting & IHC.

Immunofluorescent Analysis: A representative lot was used by an independent laboratory in human femoral chondrocytes (Williams, R., et al. (2010). PLoS One. 5(10):e13246.).

Immunohistochemistry Analysis: A representative lot was used by an independent laboratory in human chartilage tissue (Williams, R., et al. (2010). PLoS One. 5(10):e13246.).

Research Category
Cell Structure

Research Sub Category
ECM Proteins

Target description

~60 kDa observed. Uniprot describes three isoforms at ~250 kDa, ~246 kDa, and ~239 kDa Aggrecan is degraded by aggrecanase into a ~60 kDa protein and other higher molecular weight products (Lemons, M. L. et al. (2001). J Neurosci. 21(13):4772-4781. Forsang, A. J. et al. (1995). Biochem J. 310(Pt 1):337-343.).

Physical form

Format: Purified

Protein G Purified

Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1κ 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.


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Evaluated by Western Blot in A1D1 purified protein from bovine tissue lysate.

Western Blot Analysis: 1 µg/mL of this antibody detected Aggrecan in 10 µg of purified protein from bovine tissue lysate.

Analysis Note

A1D1 purified protein from bovine tissue lysate

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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