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Smooth Muscle Cell Markers

Smooth muscle is found throughout the body where it serves a variety of functions. At a cellular level, smooth muscle can be described as an involuntary non-striated muscle. Smooth muscle consists of thick and thin filaments that are not arranged into sarcomeres, giving it a non-striated pattern. On microscopic examination, it will appear homogenous. Smooth muscle cytoplasm contains a large amount of actin and myosin. Actin and myosin act as the main proteins involved in muscle contraction.(1)

antibodies-online offers an excellent selection of antibodies, kits and tools for the investigation of smooth muscle cells. Below you will find hand-picked, reliable products for some of the important targets.

Targets related to Smooth Muscle Cells

The following targets can be used as markers for smooth muscle cells. Click on the links to see all available products.

ACTA2 Antibodies

α-smooth muscle actin, encoded by ACTA2 gene, is an isoform of the vascular smooth muscle actins, typically expressed in the vascular smooth muscle cells contributing to vascular motility and contraction. ACTA2 gene mutations cause a diversity of diffuse vasculopathies such as thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections as well as occlusive vascular diseases, including premature coronary artery disease and ischemic stroke.(2)

Below you will find our best-selling monoclonal ACTA2 antibodies with human and mouse reactivity. Click on a link to see available PubMed references, images and more product details.

Product
Reactivity
Clonality
Application
Cat. No.
Quantity
ReactivityChicken, Goat, Human, Mouse, Rabbit, Rat
ClonalityMonoclonal
ApplicationIEM, ICC, IHC (fro), IHC (p), IHC, ELISA, WB
Cat. No.ABIN335372
Quantity0.05 mg
ReactivityHuman, Monkey
ClonalityMonoclonal
ApplicationIHC, ELISA, WB
Cat. No.ABIN968946
Quantity100 μL
ReactivityHuman, Monkey, Mouse, Rat
ClonalityMonoclonal
ApplicationICC, FACS, IHC, ELISA, WB
Cat. No.ABIN968947
Quantity100 μL
ReactivityHuman, Mouse, Rat
ClonalityMonoclonal
ApplicationIHC (fro), IHC (p), WB
Cat. No.ABIN3044575
Quantity100 μg

References

(1) Brant B. Hafen; Bracken Burns. Physiology, Smooth Muscle. Last Update: December 17, 2018. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK526125/

(2) Yuan SM. α-Smooth Muscle Actin and ACTA2 Gene Expressions in Vasculopathies. Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec;30(6):644-9. doi: 10.5935/1678-9741.20150081. PMID: 26934405; PMCID: PMC4762557.

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