Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
AFX1, MLLT7, Forkhead box protein O4; Fork head domain transcription factor AFX1
The forkhead family of transcription factors is involved in tumorigenesis in rhabdomyosarcoma and acute leukemias. Within the family, three members (FKHR, AFX, AND FKHRL1) have sequence similarity to the nematode homolog Daf 16, recently shown to mediate signaling via a pathway involving IGFR1, P13-K and Akt. There are three potential Akt phosphorylation sites on the FKHR proteins. One site, FKHR Ser256 is found in the Forkhead domain and the other two are outside this domain. Recent studies show that phosphorylation of FKHR family members by Akt promotes cell survival. Phosphorylation regulates FKHR nuclear translocation and target gene transcription. Insulin also stimulates FKHR phosphorylation at Ser253.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Ser193 of human FoxO4/AFX
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) peptide affinity purified polyclonal rabbit anti-Phospho-AFX antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, and 0.02% sodium azide
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blotting (1-2 µg/ml). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually. Phospho-AFX (Ser193) antibody detects only the phosphorylated Ser193 of AFX and does not react with nonphosphorylated AFX.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.