CoraLite® Plus 488-conjugated OLIG2 Polyclonal antibody

OLIG2 Polyclonal Antibody for FC (Intra), IF

Host / Isotype

Rabbit / IgG


human, mouse, rat


IF, FC (Intra)


CoraLite® Plus 488 Fluorescent Dye

Cat no : CL488-13999



Tested Applications

Positive IF detected inrat brain tissue
Positive FC detected inC6 cells

Recommended dilution

Immunofluorescence (IF)IF : 1:50-1:500
Flow Cytometry (FC)FC : 0.80 ug per 10^6 cells in a 100 µl suspension
It is recommended that this reagent should be titrated in each testing system to obtain optimal results.
Sample-dependent, Check data in validation data gallery.

Product Information

CL488-13999 targets OLIG2 in IF, FC (Intra) applications and shows reactivity with human, mouse, rat samples.

Tested Reactivity human, mouse, rat
Host / Isotype Rabbit / IgG
Class Polyclonal
Type Antibody
Immunogen OLIG2 fusion protein Ag5089
Full Name oligodendrocyte lineage transcription factor 2
Calculated Molecular Weight 32 kDa
Observed Molecular Weight 32 kDa
GenBank Accession NumberBC047511
Gene Symbol OLIG2
Gene ID (NCBI) 10215
Conjugate CoraLite® Plus 488 Fluorescent Dye
Excitation/Emission Maxima Wavelengths493 nm / 522 nm
Form Liquid
Purification MethodAntigen affinity purification
Storage Buffer PBS with 50% Glycerol, 0.05% Proclin300, 0.5% BSA, pH 7.3.
Storage ConditionsStore at -20°C. Avoid exposure to light. Stable for one year after shipment. Aliquoting is unnecessary for -20oC storage. 20ul sizes contain 0.1% BSA.

Background Information

What is the specificity of Olig2?

Oligodendrocyte transcription factor 2 (OLIG2) is expressed by cells found in the central nervous system (CNS) called oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs), which form the myelin sheaths wrapping the axons of neurons in the brain and spinal cord. OPCs differentiate into oligodendrocytes that form the myelin, providing metabolic support and saltatory conduction. OLIG2 is expressed broadly throughout their development to OPCs. This protein can be used to identify many cells of the oligodendrocyte lineage. It is found mostly in the nucleoplasm but also in the cytoplasm.


What is the function of OLIG2?

The basic helix-loop-helix structure of OLIG2 allows it to function as a transcription factor, determining cell fate in the development of neural tissue, where it is located at the pMN domain in the embryonic spinal cord. Expression of OLIG2 causes neural precursors to develop into oligodendrocytes or into motor neurons and expression is then maintained postnatally. OLIG2 co-operates with other factors to cause this differentiation from precursors, although overexpression alone can cause differentiation to the oligodendrocyte lineage.1 The continued expression of OLIG2 in OPCs indicates an ongoing role in the maintenance of their stemness.


What is the involvement of OLIG2 in disease?

The expression of OLIG2 in glioblastoma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor in adults, is well characterized, where the pathological function is an extension of the normal function. Stem-like cells that propagate the tumor growth have been shown to be OLIG2-expressing, and are one of the key transcription factors involved in the re-programming of differentiated cells of the tumor to stem-like cells.2 OLIG2 has also been associated with demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), as OPCs have been shown to be involved in the process of remyelination.3


1.     Liu, Z. et al. Induction of oligodendrocyte differentiation by Olig2 and Sox10: Evidence for reciprocal interactions and dosage-dependent mechanisms. Dev. Biol. 302, 683-693 (2007).

2.     Wegener, A. et al. Gain of Olig2 function in oligodendrocyte progenitors promotes remyelination. Brain 138, 120-35 (2015).

3.     Ettle, B., Schlachetzki, J. C. M. & Winkler, J. Oligodendroglia and Myelin in Neurodegenerative Diseases: More Than Just Bystanders? Mol. Neurobiol. 53, 3046-3062 (2016). 


Product Specific Protocols
IF protocol for CL Plus 488 OLIG2 antibody CL488-13999Download protocol
FC protocol for CL Plus 488 OLIG2 antibody CL488-13999Download protocol
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