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Anti -AQP4 (Mercurial-insensitive water channel)


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Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Rabbit Affinity Purified B IH IC
AQP4 (Aquaporin 4), also known as MERCURIAL-INSENSITIVE WATER CHANNEL; MIWC, is protein which in humans is encoded by the AQP4 gene. The aquaporins are a family of water-selective membrane channels found in animals, plants, and microorganisms. AQP4 is the predominant water channel in the brain and has an important role in brain water homeostasis. By fluorescence in situ hybridization, Lu et al. (1996) determined that the AQP4 gene maps to 18q11.2-q12.1. By interspecific backcross analysis, Turtzo et al. (1997) mapped the mouse Aqp4 gene to the proximal region of chromosome 18. Analyzing the expression of AQP4 in mammalian skeletal muscle, Frigeri et al. (1998) found that, in immunohistochemical experiments, affinity-purified AQP4 antibodies stained selectively the sarcolemma of fast-twitch fibers. Immunocytochemistry revealed strong AQP4 water channel expression in Muller cells in mouse retina and in fibrous astrocytes in optic nerve.
Catalog #144192
UniProt NumberP55087
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin).
Recommended DilutionOptimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and HandlingStore at -20 C for one year. After reconstitution, store at 4 C for one month. Can also be aliquoted and stored frozen at -20 C for long term.
Avoid repeated freezing and thawing. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Clone TypePolyclonal
FormSupplied as a lyophilized powder. Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3. Reconstitution: Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.
PurityPurified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
ImmunogenA synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminal of human AQP4, different from the related rat and mouse sequences by two amino acids.
SpecificityRecognizes human,mouse and rat AQP4. No crossreactivity with other proteins.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.

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