SOX2, the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, is indispensable for maintaining embryonic stem (ES) cell pluripotency. The gene expresses in self-renewing progenitor cells and acts to inhibit neuronal differentiation. SOX2, along with other transcription factors Oct3/4, Klf4, and c-Myc are used to generate induced pluripotent stem cells from mouse fibroblasts by retrovirus mediated introduction. It is expressed throughout the human brain, including the developing hypothalamus, as well as the Rathke pouch, the developing anterior pituitary and the eye. It is necessary for the normal development of the hypothalamo-pituitary and reproductive axes in mice. Mutation of the SOX2 gene in progenitor cells leads to cerebral malformation, severe eye defects, and hypothalamo-pituitary abnormalities.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1-3ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Mouse Embryo Brain
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.