Zytotic genome activation (ZGA) is the first and most critical transition event from the maternal genetic to the embryonic genetic program and the major burst of ZGA occurs only in the late 2-cell stage. ZSCAN4 encodes a SCAN domain and four zinc finger domains and is expressed in late 2-cell embryos and embryonic stem cells. Loss-of-function studies using siRNA shows delays in the progression from the 2-cell to the 4-cell stage and subsequent embryo development. ZSCAN4 plays an important role in the preimplantation development. Also, ZSCAN4 is involved in telomere maintenance and long term genomic stability in ES cells, suggesting that ZSCAN4 may be of critical importance in maintaining pluripotency in replicating stem cells.
|Host Subclass||Rabbit IgG|
|Immunogen||ZSCAN4 antibody was raised against a 18 amino acid peptide near the carboxy terminus of human ZSCAN4.|
|Reactive Species||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Formulation||Antibody is supplied in PBS containing 0.02% sodium azide.|
|Reconstitution||During shipment, small volumes of antibody will occasionally become entrapped in the seal of the product vial. For products with volumes of 200 μl or less, we recommend gently tapping the vial on a hard surface or briefly centrifuging the vial in a tabletop centrifuge to dislodge any liquid in the container’s cap.|
|Stability & Storage||Antibody can be stored at 4°C for three months and at -20°C for up to one year. As with all antibodies care should be taken to avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles. Antibodies should not be exposed to prolonged high temperatures.|
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