Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
FP497 , MGC42355, MGC15319
Bid, a BH3 domain-containing proapoptotic Bcl-2 family member, is localized in the cytosolic fraction of cells as an inactive precursor. Its active form is generated upon proteolytic cleavage by caspase-8 in the Fas signaling pathway. Cleaved Bid translocates to mitochondria and releases its potent proapoptotic activity, which in turn induces cytochrome c release and mitochondrial damage. The cytochrome c releasing activity of Bid was antagonized by Bcl-2. Mutation in the SH3 domain can diminish the cytochrome c releasing activity. In the animal model studies, Bid-deficient mice are found resistant to the lethal effects of death factor signals relayed throμgh Fas.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 45 of mouse Bid
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-Bid 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 (0.5-5 µg/ml) also works well in immunoprecipitation (20 µg/ml) and Immunohistochemistry (20 µg/ml). However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually. The antibody detects the full length (22 kDa) mouse Bid. 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.