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Anti -Atg8 (apg8, Autophagy-related Protein 8, ATG8, Autophagy-related Ubiquitin-like
Modifier Apg8, Cytoplasm to Vacuole Targeting Protein 5)


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Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Rabbit Purified E B
Ubiquitin-like proteins fall into two classes: the first class, ubiquitin-like modifiers (UBLs)function as modifiers in a manner analogous to that of ubiquitin. Examples of UBLs are SUMO, Rub1 (also called Nedd8), Apg8 and Apg12. Proteins of the second class include parkin, RAD23 and DSK2, are designated ubiquitin-domain proteins (UDPs). These proteins contain domains that are related to ubiquitin but are otherwise unrelated to each other. In contrast to UBLs, UDPs are not conjugated to other proteins. Apg8 is required for autophagy (intracellular bulk protein degradation) in yeast. Starved yeast cells take up their own cytoplasm into vacuoles through autophagic bodies. Autophagic bodies form a double-membraned structure called the autophagosome,which subsequently fuses with the vacuole/lysosome. This process is similar in mammals. Two sets of genes, APG and AUT, have been identified with this process, and are responsible for two ubiquitin-like systems Apg12 and Apg8, respectively. Apg12 is synthesized in its mature form and seems to have one target, Apg5. Almost all Apg12 molecules are conjugated with Apg5. Aut2/Apg4 processes the Apg8/Aut7 system at its carboxy-terminal region. Apg8 exists in two forms, one is membrane bound through a phospholipid. Lipidation/ activation of Apg8 is mediated by Apg7 and transferred to Apg3 and finally forms a conjugate with phosphatidyl-ethanolamine (PE). Apg4 cleaves Apg8
Catalog #A2298-74U
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionWestern Blot: A 14kD band is seen.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Clone TypePolyclonal
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, containing sodium azide
ImmunogenRecombinant full length protein (S. cerevisiae).
SpecificitySpecies Crossreactivity: Crossreacts with S. cerevisiae.
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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