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Mouse monoclonal antibody against POKEMON: P001

Mouse monoclonal antibody against POKEMON: P001

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Mouse monoclonal antibody against POKEMON (also known as Zinc Finger and BTB domain-containing protein 7A (ZBTB7A), Leukemia/lymphoma-related factor (LRF), POZ and Krueppel erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor and POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor and FBI-1).


Product Information


Product Number:                    P001


Size:                                        100ug


Concentration:                       0.50 mg/ml.


Storage Buffer:                       Phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.2 with 0.05% sodium azide.


Clone:                                     BC17-2.9F


Host:                                       Mouse

Immunogen:                            14 amino acid peptide whose sequence corresponds to a region that is specific to POKEMON (ZBTB7A) and has 100% homology with POKEMON from several species including mouse, rat, guinea pig, bats, dog, sheep, cow, primates and human.

Isotype:                                   Mouse IgG1, Kappa


Reactivity:                              The antibody was tested against several human cancer cell lines, formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) human tumor xenografts & a limited number of normal human tissues. Not tested in other species.


Applications: Indirect immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry & western blotting. Not tested for use in immunoprecipitation. Suggested starting concentrations are as follows; Western blotting 1 -2ug/ml, immunohistochemistry 2-5ug/ml. The BC17-2.9F antibody may be used on tissue culture cells grown on chamber slides, cytospins, cryosections and formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) sections. For staining of FFPE sections, use of an antigen retrieval procedure following de-paraffinization and rehydration of the tissue sections is recommended. Cultured cells and cryosections should be fixed in 1-2% paraformaldehyde for 30 mins, permeabilized in 0.25% Triton X 100 in PBS for 30 mins and non-specific binding blocked with 1% BSA in PBS. The primary antibody may be used at 3-5ug/ml in 1%BSA in PBS.


Preparation and Storage: The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant using Protein G sepharose columns. Store undiluted at 4° C or aliquot and store at -20C for long term storage. Repeated freeze thaw cycles should be avoided.




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  1. Weak nuclear, perinuclear and cytoplasmic staining of MDA-MB-231 human breast carcinoma cells is shown. The cells were stained with 5ug/ml BC17-2.9F antibody and FITC conjugated anti- mouse Ig secondary antibody. While Pokemon has a nuclear localization signal, intense staining of perinuclear and cytoplasmic areas are observed. Whether this distribution reflects pathology remains to be investigated.
  2. Nuclear staining of 1643 neuroblastoma cells is shown in formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumor xenograft grown in mice. The sections were stained with 5ug/ml BC17-2.9F antibody and peroxidase conjugated anti-mouse Ig secondary antibody with DAB substrate. The background staining reflects anti-mouse secondary antibody also reacting with endogenous mouse serum immunoglobulins present in the mouse grown xenografts tissue.
  3. Nuclear and cytoplasmic staining of reactive tonsil (human) is shown on formalin fixed paraffin tissue. The sections were stained with 5ug/ml BC17-2.9F antibody, peroxidase conjugated anti-mouse Ig secondary antibody with DAB substrate.

































Western blotting- Use the BC17-2.9F antibody at 2-3 ug/ml in Tris buffered Saline with 0.05% Tween 20 and 5% non-fat dry milk or similar diluents.

Anti-Pokémon antibody (BC17-2.9F) was used at 2 ug/ml on MDA-MD-231 breast cancer cell lysate. Secondary antibody was peroxidase conjugated rabbit anti-mouse Ig at 1/10000 dilution and blots developed using enhanced chemiluminescence.




Predicted Molecular size: 62 kDa.



Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Caution: The product contains 0.05% sodium azide. Sodium azide produces highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. It is therefore recommended to dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to prevent the accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in the plumbing.

Suggested positive control cell lines: Various cancer cell lines may be used including MCF7 (ATCC HTB-22) and MDA-MB 231 (ATCC HTB-26) human breast cancer lines, HeLa human cervical carcinoma (ATCC CCL-2), or HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma (ATCC HB-8065). The antibody reacts with a band of approximate molecular size 62kD.



Pokemon is a 584 a.a. protein with zinc finger and BTB-POZ domains. It is a member of the POK family of proteins that play important roles in embryonic development, cell lineage determination and differentiation, but are also involved in oncogenesis. Thus Pokemon is amplified or over-expressed in numerous types of cancers, including breast and prostate cancer, lymphoma, small cell lung carcinoma and malignant glioma. It functions as a transcriptional repressor of the p19 arf p53, and RB tumor suppressor genes and works in concert with oncogenes and other proteins associated with the promotion of cell growth. Its overexpression has been shown to cause activation of membrane type 1-matrix metalloproteinase which is associated with adverse outcome in ovarian cancers and increased drug resistance. These properties are thought to impart its role in oncogenesis. In this context, Pokemon is regarded as a marker of aggressive tumors and may thus serve as a useful marker of poor prognosis in cancers. Pokemon is also being reviewed as a target for inhibiting oncogenesis.


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