Hemojuvelin (HJV) belongs to the repulsive guidance molecule (RGM) family. HJV is highly expressed in the liver, skeletal muscle and heart and seems to play a role in iron absorption and release from cells. Defects in HJV are responsible for the iron overload condition known as juvenile hemochromatosis in humans. HJV is a co-receptor for bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling that regulates hepcidin expression and iron metabolism.
Repulsive guidance molecule C (RGMc), Hemochromatosis type 2 protein (HFE2), JH, HFE2A
Recommend starting dilution:
If reconstituted with deionized water in 50 µL: WB 1:2000. Optimal dilution has to be determined by the user.
Lyophilized antibodies can be kept at 4ºC for up to 3 months and should be kept at -20ºC for long-term storage (2 years). To avoid freeze-thaw cycles, reconstituted antibodies should be aliquoted before freezing for long-term (1 year) storage (-80ºC) or kept at 4ºC for short-term usage (2 months). For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made with the assay buffer. After the maximum long-term storage period (2 years lyophilized or 1 year reconstituted) antibodies should be tested in your assay with a standard sample to verify if you have noticed any decrease in their efficacy.