Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
PAX6 , WAGR , Oculorhombin , AN2 , MGDA , MGC17209 , AN
PAX genes encode nuclear transcription factors that may function as major controllers of developmental processes in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Mutations in murine PAX genes underlie three natural mouse alleles and several corresponding human syndromes (aniridia, foveal hypoplasia and Peters’ anomaly). Murine PAX genes have been shown to be proto-oncogenes. Furthermore, human PAX genes have recently been demonstrated to play an influential part in some common human cancers such as brain tumors and lymphomas. All PAX genes encode a DNA-binding domain termed the paired domain and in addition some also encode a second binding domain--the paired type homeobox. PAX6 is involved in the early development of the optical vesicle and has been shown to interact with Six3, another important visual development protein.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 303 of rat PAX6
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA, and 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 antibody recognizes ~32 kDa and 47 kDa isoforms of PAX6 in samples from human, mouse and rat origins. 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.