Western blot analysis of PDGFRA (arrow) using rabbit PDGFRA polyclonal antibody (Cat # PAB3938). 293 cell lysates (2 ug/lane) either nontransfected (Lane 1) or transiently transfected with the PDGFRA gene (Lane 2) (Origene Technologies).
Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded human prostate carcinoma tissue reacted with PDGFRA polyclonal antibody (Cat # PAB3938) , which was peroxidase-conjugated to the secondary antibody, followed by DAB staining. This data demonstrates the use of this antibody for immunohistochemistry; clinical relevance has not been evaluated.
This gene encodes a cell surface tyrosine kinase receptor for members of the platelet-derived growth factor family. These growth factors are mitogens for cells of mesenchymal origin. The identity of the growth factor bound to a receptor monomer determines whether the functional receptor is a homodimer or a heterodimer, composed of both platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha and beta polypeptides. Studies in knockout mice, where homozygosity is lethal, indicate that the alpha form of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor is particularly important for kidney development since mice heterozygous for the receptor exhibit defective kidney phenotypes. [provided by RefSeq