Anti-Alpha A Crystallin Monoclonal Antibody
Catalog No.: 11075 (clone 1H3.B8)
Size: 100ug Protein G-purified antibody in PBS, pH 7.4.
Alpha crystallins are water-soluble lens proteins of the vertebrate eye that are related to the small heat shock protein family. Lens crystallins are divided into alpha, beta, and gamma families. Alpha crystallins are further divided into acidic (Alpha A) and basic (Alpha B) groups. In the lens, alpha crystallin maintains proper refractive index, however it can also function as a molecular chaperone that binds to denatured proteins, keeping them in solution and maintaining the translucency of the lens. In response to cellular stress, alpha crystallin is phosphorlyated and may serve a structural control function and play a role in protein maintenance. Both alpha A and alpha B crystallin prevent apoptosis by inhibiting caspases.
Host Species: Mouse
Antigen: Native alpha crystallin
Antibody Class: IgG1
This antibody recognizes human, mouse, rat, and bovine alpha A crystallin. Other species have not been tested. It does not cross-react with alpha B crystallin, beta-L crystallin, beta- H crystallin, gamma crystallin, Hsp25, Hsp27, or Hsp47.
Immunoblotting: use at 0.5-1ug/ml. A band of ~20 kDa is detected.
Positive control: Purified alpha A crystallin.
User should determine optimal concentrations for their application.
Dilute in PBS or medium which is identical to that used in the assay system.
STORAGE AND STABILITY
This antibody is stable for at least one (1) year at -20°C. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
For in vitro investigational use only. Not for use in therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.