The extracellular matrix (ECM) is the non-cellular component that provides structural scaffolding to surrounding cells. The ECM also provides critical biochemical support that is required for intracellular communication, differentiation, and homeostasis.
The cytoskeleton is the microscopic network of protein filaments and tubules in the cytoplasm of cells that help them maintain their shape and internal organization. It provides mechanical support that enables cells to carry out essential functions like division and movement. For over three decades SouthernBiotech has supplied ECM antibodies, as well as cytoskeletal antibodies, to help advance your matrix biology research forward. Our antibodies are produced and validated in-house, for your immunohistochemistry, western blot, and ELISA assays.