Catalog # CM1701

N-Cadherin (Cytoplasmic) Antibody

Mouse Monoclonal

Application / Dilution

Size 100 μl

Species Reactivity Hu, Rt, Ms

MW 130 kDa

Isotype IgG1



Cadherins are transmembrane glycoproteins vital in calcium-dependent cell-cell adhesion during tissue differentiation. Cadherins cluster to form foci of homophilic binding units. A key determinant to the strength of the cadherin-mediated adhesion may be by the juxtamembrane region in cadherins. This region induces clustering and also binds to the protein p120 catenin. The cytoplasmic region is highly conserved in sequence and has been shown experimentally to regulate the cell-cell binding function of the extracellular domain of E-cadherin, possibly through interaction with the cytoskeleton. Many cadherins are regulated by phosphorylation, including N-cadherin and E-cadherin. N-cadherin is phosphorylated by c-Src at Tyr-820, Tyr-853, Tyr-860, Tyr-884, and Tyr-886. Phosphorylation of Tyr-860 can disrupt cadherin binding to β-catenin. Since many of these tyrosine sites are conserved in the cadherin family, phosphorylation of these sites may be critical for cadherin function.


Qi, J. et al. (2006) Mol. Biol. Cell 17(3):1261.
Xu, Y. & Carpenter, G. (1999) J. Cell. Bioch. 75:264.
Xu, Y. et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272(21):13463.

Western blot image of human endothelial cells untreated (lanes 1 & 3) or treated with pervanadate (1 mM) for 30 min (lanes 2, 4, 5 & 6). The blots were probed with anti-N-Cadherin (Cytoplasmic) (lanes 1 & 2) and anti-N-cadherin (Tyr-820) (lanes 3-6). The latter antibody was used in the presence of no peptide (lane 4), phospho-N-cadherin (Tyr-820) peptide (lane 5), or phospho-N-cadherin (Tyr-860) peptide (lane 6).

Immunocytochemical labeling of phosphorylated N-Cadherin in pervanadate-treated mouse C2C12. The cells were labeled with mouse monoclonal N-Cadherin (Cytoplasmic) and rabbit polyclonal N-Cadherin(Tyr-860) antibodies, then the antibodies were detected using appropriate secondary antibodies conjugated to Cy3.

Clone (M170) was generated from a human recombinant N-Cadherin protein containing amino acids in the C-terminal region. This sequence is highly conserved in rat and mouse N-Cadherin, and has some homology to R-cadherin.

*For more information, see UniProt Accession P19022
Mouse monoclonal antibody purified with protein A chromatography is supplied in 100µl phosphate-buffered saline, 50% glycerol, 1 mg/ml BSA, and 0.05% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Stable for 1 year.

The products are are safely shipped at ambient temperature for both domestic and international shipments. Each product is guaranteed to match the specifications as indicated on the corresponding technical data sheet. Please store at -20C upon arrival for long term storage.

This N-cadherin antibody detects a 130 kDa* protein in human Skn-SH and endothelial cells, as well as mouse brain tissue and C2C12 cells. The antibody does not cross-react with E-cadherin or VE-cadherin.

*All molecular weights (MW) are confirmed by comparison to Bio-Rad Rainbow Markers and to western blot mobilities of known proteins with similar MW.

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