Progranulin/PGRN Antibody [Unconjugated]


Western blot shows lysates of HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Goat Anti-Human Progranulin/PGRN Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF2420) more
Genetic Strategies: Western blot shows lysates of HEK293T human embryonic kidney parental cell line and Progranulin knockout HEK293T cell line (KO). PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Goat more
Progranulin was detected in paraffin-embedded sections of human breast cancer tissue using Goat Anti-Human Progranulin Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF2420) at 1.7 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. more

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Applications WB, IHC, KO
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Progranulin/PGRN Antibody [Unconjugated] Summary

Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human Progranulin/PGRN
Accession # P28799
Detects human Progranulin/PGRN in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, approximately 30% cross‑reactivity with recombinant mouse Progranulin is observed.
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  • Western Blot 1 ug/mL
  • Immunohistochemistry 5-15 ug/mL
  • Knockout Validated
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Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
No Preservative
Reconstitution Instructions
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Progranulin/PGRN Antibody [Unconjugated]

  • Acrogranin
  • CLN11
  • GEP
  • GP88
  • granulin precursor
  • GRN
  • PEPI
  • PGRN
  • Proepithelin
  • Progranulin


Progranulin, also known as acrogranin, PC cell-derived growth factor (PCDGF) and epithelin/granulin precursor, is a ubiquitously expressed, 88 kDa, secreted glycoprotein (1‑3). Structurally, it does not belong to any of the well-established growth factor families (4). Human Progranulin is 593 amino acids (aa) in length and contains a 17 aa signal sequence and 5 potential sites for N-linked glycosylation (Swiss Prot # P28799). It has a highly repetitive organization, containing seven tandem copies of a 55-57 aa consensus motif that contains 12 conserved cysteine residues: VXCX5-6CX5CCX8CCX6CCXDX2HCCPX4CX5-6CX2 (1). There is one alternate splice form for human Progranulin. This has a deletion of aa corresponding to aa 377-531 of the standard form. Progranulin is secreted as a full length form (2, 4), and may undergo proteolysis leading to the release of numerous peptides made from the seven tandem repeats, called the granulins (5-7). Human Progranulin shares 75% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat Progranulin. Progranulin is involved in the regulation of cellular proliferation, as well as differentiation, development, and pathological processes (4). It has been isolated as a differentially expressed gene during mesothelial differentiation (8), macrophage development (9), the development of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (10), sexual differentiation of the brain (11), and has also been shown to be a mediator of cartilage proliferation and of wound response and tissue repair (4, 12 13). High levels of Progranulin expression have been found to be associated with several human cancers and are believed to contribute to tumorigenesis in breast cancer, clear cell renal carcinoma, invasive ovarian carcinoma, glioblastoma, adipocyte teratoma, and multiple myeloma (4-5, 12, 14-19). In addition, mutations in the Progranulin gene are a cause of frontotemporal dementia, and increased expression of Progranulin is seen in activated microglia in many neurodegenerative diseases including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, motor neuron disease and Alzheimer's disease (20). Mutations in Progranulin causing neurodegenerative disease indicate that Progranulin is important for neuronal survival (20).

  1. Plowman, G.D. et al. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267:13073.
  2. Zhou, J. et al. (1993) J. Biol. Chem. 268:10863.
  3. Liu, Y. et al. (2007) BMC Cancer 7:22.
  4. Xu, K. et al. (2007) J. Biol. Chem. 282:11347.
  5. Davidson, B. et al. (2004) Cancer 100:2139.
  6. Zanocco-Marani, T. et al. (1999) Cancer Res. 59:5331.
  7. Lu, R. and G. Serrero (2000) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97:3993.
  8. Sun, X. et al. (2004) Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 30:510.
  9. Barreda, D.R. et al. (2004) Dev. Comp. Immunol. 28:727.
  10. Justen, H.P. et al. (2000) Mol. Cell Biol. Res. Commun. 3:165.
  11. Suzuki, M. and M. Nishiahara (2002) Mol. Genet. Metab. 75:31.
  12. He, Z. et al. (2003) Nat. Med. 9:225.
  13. Zhu, J. et al. (2002) Cell 111:867.
  14. He, Z. and A. Bateman (2003) J. Mol. Med. 81:600.
  15. Bateman, A. et al. (1990) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 173:1161.
  16. Gonzalez, E.M. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:38113.
  17. Jones, M.B. et al. (2003) Gynecol. Oncol. 88:S136.
  18. Wang, W. et al. (2003) Clin. Cancer Res. 9:2221.
  19. Zhang, H. and G. Serrero (1998) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95:14202.
  20. Baker, M. et al. (2006) Nature 442:916.


This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.

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Publications for Progranulin/PGRN Antibody (AF2420)(10)

We have publications tested in 1 confirmed species: Human.

We have publications tested in 3 applications: IHC, IHC-P, Western Blot.

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AM Nicholson, X Zhou, RB Perkerson, TM Parsons, J Chew, M Brooks, M DeJesus-He, NA Finch, BJ Matchett, A Kurti, KR Jansen-Wes, E Perkerson, L Daughrity, M Castanedes, L Rousseau, V Phillips, F Hu, TF Gendron, ME Murray, DW Dickson, JD Fryer, L Petrucelli, R Rademakers Loss of Tmem106b is unable to ameliorate frontotemporal dementia-like phenotypes in an AAV mouse model of C9ORF72-repeat induced toxicity Acta Neuropathol Commun, 2018;6(1):42. 2018 [PMID: 29855382] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
X Zhou, DH Paushter, T Feng, L Sun, T Reinheckel, F Hu Lysosomal processing of progranulin Mol Neurodegener, 2017;12(1):62. 2017 [PMID: 28835281] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
CW Lee, JN Stankowski, J Chew, CN Cook, YW Lam, S Almeida, Y Carlomagno, KF Lau, M Prudencio, FB Gao, M Bogyo, DW Dickson, L Petrucelli The lysosomal protein cathepsin L is a progranulin protease Mol Neurodegener, 2017;12(1):55. 2017 [PMID: 28743268] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
Cherepanova N, Shrimal S, Gilmore R Oxidoreductase activity is necessary for N-glycosylation of cysteine-proximal acceptor sites in glycoproteins. J Cell Biol, 0;206(4):525-39. 0 [PMID: 25135935] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
Suh H, Lo Y, Choi N, Letendre S, Lee S Evidence of the innate antiviral and neuroprotective properties of progranulin. PLoS ONE, 2014;9(5):e98184. 2014 [PMID: 24878635] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
Suh HS, Choi N, Tarassishin L, Lee SC Regulation of progranulin expression in human microglia and proteolysis of progranulin by matrix metalloproteinase-12 (MMP-12). PLoS ONE, 2012;7(4):e35115. 2012 [PMID: 22509390] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
Chitramuthu BP, Baranowski DC, Kay DG Progranulin modulates zebrafish motoneuron development in vivo and rescues truncation defects associated with knockdown of Survival motor neuron 1. Mol Neurodegener, 2010;5(0):41. 2010 [PMID: 20946666] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
Wang J, Van Damme P, Cruchaga C, Gitcho MA, Vidal JM, Seijo-Martinez M, Wang L, Wu JY, Robberecht W, Goate A Pathogenic cysteine mutations affect progranulin function and production of mature granulins. J. Neurochem., 2010;112(5):1305-15. 2010 [PMID: 20028451] (Western Blot, Human) Western Blot Human
Pereson S, Wils H, Kleinberger G, McGowan E, Vandewoestyne M, Van Broeck B, Joris G, Cuijt I, Deforce D, Hutton M, Van Broeckhoven C, Kumar-Singh S Progranulin expression correlates with dense-core amyloid plaque burden in Alzheimer disease mouse models. J. Pathol., 2009;219(2):173-81. 2009 [PMID: 19557827] (IHC-P, Human) IHC-P Human
Mukherjee O, Pastor P, Cairns NJ, Chakraverty S, Kauwe JS, Shears S, Behrens MI, Budde J, Hinrichs AL, Norton J, Levitch D, Taylor-Reinwald L, Gitcho M, Tu PH, Tenenholz Grinberg L, Liscic RM, Armendariz J, Morris JC, Goate AM HDDD2 is a familial frontotemporal lobar degeneration with ubiquitin-positive, tau-negative inclusions caused by a missense mutation in the signal peptide of progranulin. Ann. Neurol., 2006;60(3):314-22. 2006 [PMID: 16983685] (IHC, Human) IHC Human

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