Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
PAK-4 , KIAA1142
The PAK (p21-activated kinase) family of serine/threonine kinases plays an important role in multiple cellular processes, including cytoskeletal reorganization, MAPK signaling, apoptotic signaling, etc. Several mechanisms that induce PAK activation have been reported. Binding of Rac/cdc42 to the CRIB (or PBD) domain at the N-terminal region of PAK causes autophosphorylation and conformational change of PAK. More recently identified members PAK4, PAK5 and PAK6 have lower sequence similarity with PAK1-3 in the regulatory N-terminal region. It has been demonstrated that phosphorylation of serine 474 of PAK4 may play a pivotal role in the activity and function of PAK4 kinase
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat, hamster
Synthetic peptide corresponding to the N-terminus of human Pak4
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-PAK4 polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA, 0.01% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot analysis (0.5-4 µg/ml). However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually. The antibody recognizes ~60-70 kDa Pak4 in samples of human, mouse, and rat origins. The antibody does not cross-react with other Paks. Reactivity to other species has not been tested.
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.