Novus Biologicals Launches New Nkx6.1 Antibody made using SDIX's Genomic Antibodiesâ„¢

Novus Biologicals launched a new Nkx6.1 antibody (catalog number NBP1-49672) for the study of pancreatic stem cell markers and signal transduction. This Nkx6.1 antibody was made using SDIX's Genomic Antibody TechnologyTM (GATTM). 

Homeobox protein Nkx-6.1 is a bifunctional transcription factor responsible for transcriptional regulation in pancreatic islet beta cells. Specifically, Nkx6.1 binds to specific A/T-rich DNA sequences in the promoter regions of many target genes. Nkx6.1 has also been reported to be involved in insulin regulation in the pancreas. Additionally, Nkx6.1 is considered a class II neuronal progenitor factor protein, which restricts the growth of motor neurons to the appropriate region of the neural tube.

Novus' new Nkx6.1 antibody may be used to immunostain paraffin-embedded human and mouse pancreas tissue sections, and is also available in a sample size for initial characterization in your individual experiment.

SDIX GAT uses sophisticated bioinformatics and immunization strategies to produce high-quality antibodies that specifically bind to targeted regions of the protein in its naturally folded form. The ability of an antibody to recognize a protein’s naturally folded state enables its utility in high-value applications like sandwich immunoassay, ChIP, and flow cytometry.  Learn more about SDIX Genomic Antibodiesâ„¢ by reading the SDIX Genomic Antibodies FAQ or by downloading the SDIX Genomic Antibodies White Paper.

About Novus Biologicals (

Novus Biologicals is a biotechnology company whose mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by developing and marketing unique products in the forefront of science.  Novus Biologicals provides primary antibodies, secondary antibodies, conjugated antibodies, proteins, peptides, isotype and loading controls, RNAi, lysates, stem cell lines and antibody labeling kits to the bioscience community.  All of Novus' products are 100% guaranteed to work in the species and applications listed on the datasheet.  By serving niche and emerging markets, Novus Biologicals has formed and will continue to form ongoing partnerships with leading researchers.

About SDIX (

SDIX is a biotechnology company with a core expertise at creating better antigens, better antibodies and better assays for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food safety markets. For over 20 years, SDIX has been a leading immuno-solutions Company, developing results-oriented and innovative antibody-based solutions that enable customers to meet high performance research, diagnostic and commercialization objectives.

In the life science market, SDIX’s technology and capabilities are being used to help discover disease mechanisms, facilitate development of new drugs, and provide antibodies and assays for the diagnosis of disease.  In the food safety market, SDIX continues to expand its footprint as an international supplier of rapid pathogen test technologies that enable more accurate and cost effective results.

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Release Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 06:00