CoraLite® Plus 488-conjugated Transferrin Monoclonal antibody

Transferrin Monoclonal Antibody for IF

Host / Isotype

Mouse / IgG1






CoraLite® Plus 488 Fluorescent Dye



Cat no : CL488-66171


Beta 1 metal binding globulin, DKFZp781D0156, PRO1557, PRO2086, Serotransferrin, Siderophilin, TF, transferrin

Tested Applications

Positive IF detected inhuman liver cancer tissue

Recommended dilution

Immunofluorescence (IF)IF : 1:50-1:500
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

CL488-66171 targets Transferrin in IF applications and shows reactivity with human samples.

Tested Reactivity human
Host / Isotype Mouse / IgG1
Class Monoclonal
Type Antibody
Immunogen Transferrin fusion protein Ag11668
Full Name transferrin
Calculated Molecular Weight 698 aa, 77 kDa
Observed Molecular Weight 77 kDa
GenBank Accession NumberBC059367
Gene Symbol TF
Gene ID (NCBI) 7018
Conjugate CoraLite® Plus 488 Fluorescent Dye
Excitation/Emission Maxima Wavelengths493 nm / 522 nm
Form Liquid
Purification MethodProtein G 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. Aliquoting is unnecessary for -20oC storage.

Background Information

What is the tissue specificity of TF?

Transferrin is synthesized mainly in the liver.

What is the calculated molecular weight of TF?

77 kDa 

How many iron atoms can bind to TF?

Each of the two lobes of TF has one high-affinity Fe(III) binding site. Since binding of iron and bicarbonate 

releases free H+ ions, affinity decreases in acidic conditions, in which TF also remains bound to its receptor.

What is the primary role of TF?

TF serves as a serum metal-binding protein, playing a key role in iron metabolism and delivery for erythropoiesis.

What is the role of TF in human diseases?

TF deficiency results in an exhibition of congenital atransferrinemia (hypotransferrinemia) in which there is a 

decrease in hepcidin expression, causing increased iron levels. 

Is TF essential for iron delivery?

Congenital atransferrinemia results in an iron overload in some tissues, such as the liver, suggesting that while  TF is not essential for iron delivery to all organs, it is needed for iron level regulation.

In what circumstances do TF levels decrease?

Inflammation and iron overload both can cause a decline in TF levels.

How does TF affect hormonal balance?

TF positively regulates expression of hepcidin, a peptide hormone synthesized by the liver. 

How does TF deficiency cause increased iron levels? 

TF regulates hepcidin, which in turn is a negative regulator of intestinal iron absorption, resulting in TF 

deficiency causing both anemia, and, paradoxically, increased iron levels in some tissues. 

PMIDs: 23046645, 9635730, 22294463, 24589273


Product Specific Protocols
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