Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
APAF1, CED4, DKFZp781B1145, KIAA0413
During apoptosis, Apaf-1 (apoptosis protease activating factor 1) binds to cytochrome c (Apaf-2), a reaction that requires dATP, and this leads to the formation of a large multimeric complex. The complex recruits pro-caspase-9, and activates caspase-9 (Apaf-3). Activated caspase-9 in turn cleaves and activates caspase-3, one of the proteases responsible for the proteolytic cleavage of many key proteins in apoptosis. Apaf-1 is ubiquitously expressed in human tissues.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat, bovine, rabbit, monkey, horse
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 1161 of human Apaf-1
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.2 mg/ml) immunoaffinity purified, rabbit anti-Apaf-1 polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 30% glycerol, 0.05% BSA, 0.01% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blotting (0.5-4 µg/ml). However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually. The immunoaffinity purified antibody detects a 130 kDa protein, corresponding to the apparent molecular weight of Apaf-1 on SDS-PAGE immunoblots.
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.