GLUT1 Antibody Staining Protocol for Immunohistochemistry


Description: GLUT1,also known as SLC2A1, is a major glucose transporter in the mammalian blood-brain barrier whose gene is mapped to 1p35-p31.3 and contains 10 exons. It is present at high levels in primate erythrocytes and brain endothelial cells. Not only can transport dehydroascorbic acid (the oxidized form of vitamin C) into the brain1, GLUT1 is also likely to contribute to HTLV-associated disorders through interacting with HTLV envelope glycoproteins2. Functionally,  GLUT1 deficiency causes a decrease in embryonic glucose uptake and apoptosis, which may be involved in diabetic embryopathy3, by contrast, an increased expression of GLUT1 in some malignant tumors may suggest a role for glucose-derivative tracers to detect in vivo thyroid cancer metastases by positron-emission tomography scanning.


Primary Antibody

Name: GLUT1 IHC Antibody

Clone: Rabbit Polyclonal

Supplier: IHC World

Catalog Number: IW-PA1120

Dilution: Ready to Use

Incubation Time/Temp: 60 min/room temperature

Antigen Retrieval
Device: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Steamer Set (Cat# IW-1102)
Buffer/pH value: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Solution (Cat# IW-1100)
Heat/Cool Temperature: 95-100 ºC/room temperature
Heat/Cool Time: 20 minutes/20 minutes

Detection Methods
Standard Method: ABC Method or LSAB Method
Enhanced Method: Polymeric Methods

Chromogen Substrate
Reagent: DAB
Incubation Time/Temperature: 1-3 minutes/room temperature

Reagent: Mayer's Hematoxylin
Staining Time: 30 seconds

Staining Pattern: Cytoplasmic
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Additional Information:
Species Reactivity: Human, mouse, rat
Fixation: Formalin fixed paraffin sections or acetone fixed cultured cells.
Positive Control: Cardiac muscle, human adenocarcinoma endometrium.
Negative Control: Omit primary antibody, isotype control, absorption control
Blocking: Normal serum blocking is not needed for this RTU antibody; 0.5-3% H2O2 to block endogenous peroxidase activity; avidin/biotin to block endogenous biotin activity if necessary