Click here to close Hello! We notice that you are using Internet Explorer, which is not supported by Xenbase and may cause the site to display incorrectly. We suggest using a current version of Chrome, FireFox, or Safari.
Growth Factors 1993 Jan 01;83:173-6. doi: 10.3109/08977199309011020.
Show Gene links Show Anatomy links

Immunodetection of Xenopus bone morphogenetic protein-4 in early embryos.

Nishimatsu S , Takebayashi K , Suzuki A , Murakami K , Ueno N .

Specific antibodies to Xenopus laevis bone morphogenetic protein-4 (xBMP-4) were raised by immunizing rabbits with a fusion protein of bacterial beta-galactosidase and xBMP-4. The antibodies were used to detect xBMPs expressed in mammalian cells by Western blotting. The antibodies were found to recognize xBMP-4 specifically and not to cross-react with either xBMP-2 or xBMP-7 which are similar to xBMP-4. In addition, the antibodies recognized dimeric xBMP-4 whereas our previous antibodies recognized the reduced form only. The present antibodies detected an immunoreactive 27 kDa protein in extracts of developing Xenopus embryos from oocyte to tailbud embryo. The xBMP-4 peptide appeared to be monomeric in structure because the molecular weight did not shift upon reduction of disulfide bond(s).

PubMed ID: 8318252
Article link: Growth Factors