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Anti -GLUT 6 (Glucose Transporter)

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Specifications

Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Rabbit Serum E B
Most mammalian cells transport glucose through a family of membrane proteins known as glucose transporters. Molecular cloning of these glucose transporters has identified a family of closely related genes that encodes at least 7 proteins (Glut-1 to Glut-7, MW. 40-60kD) and Sodium glucose co-transporter-1 (SGLT-1, 662 amino acids; ~75kD). Individual member of this family have identical predicted secondary structures with 12 transmembrane domains. Both N and c-termini are predicted to be cytoplasmic. Most differences in sequence homology exist within the four hydrophilic domains that may play a role in tissue-specific targeting.
Catalog #G3900-75A
Glut isoform differ in their tissue expression, substrate specificity and kinetic characteristics. Glut-1 mediates glucose transport into red cells, and throughout the blood brain barrier, and supply glucose to most cells. Glut-2 provides glucose to the liver and pancreatic cells. Glut-3 is the main transporter in neurons, whereas Glut-4 is primarily expressed in muscle and adipose tissue and regulated by insulin. Glut-5 transports fructose in intestine and testis. Glut-6/SLC2A6, originally described as glut-9 has been reassigned as Glut-6. Glut-6 (human 507 aa; ~ 48kD; chromosome 9q34) is most closely related to Glut-8 (~45% homology). It is highly expressed in brain, spleen, and peripheral leukocytes. Glut-7, expressed in liver and other gluconeogenic tissues, mediates glucose flux across endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Glut-8 is found in adult testis and placenta. Human Glut-9 is expressed in spleen, peripheral leukocytes and brain. Human Glut-10 (541 aa, chromosome 20q13.1; ~30-35% homology with Glut-3 and Glut-8) has been identified as a candidate gene for NIDDM susceptibility. It is widely expressed with highest levels in liver and pancreas. Glut-11 (496 aa, chromosome 22q11.2; ~41% identity with Glut-5) is expressed in heart and skeletal muscle. Glut-12 (human 617 aa, monkey 621 aa;~ 50kD; ~30% homology with Glut-4 and 40% with Glut-10) is expressed in skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, and small intestine . Glut-13 or proton myo-inositol transporter (HMIT; human 629 aa, rat 618 aa, ~75-90kD/67kD protein) is highly expressed in glial cells and some neurons. Glut-13 transport activity was specific for myo-inositol. Rat HMIT is ~35% identical to rat GlutX1.
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA, Western Blotting. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionWestern Blot: 1:1000-1:5000 for antiserum and 1-10ug/ml for affinity pure IgG using ECL.
ELISA 1:10,000-50,000 for neat serum and 0.5-1ug/ml for affinity pure. Control peptide can be used to coat ELISA plates at 1ug/ml.
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 and add glycerol (40-50%). Freeze 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
IsotypeIgG
HostRabbit
SourceHuman
ConcentrationAs reported
FormSupplied as a liquid, neat serum, 40% glycerol.
PuritySerum
ImmunogenA 16-AA peptide sequence near the cytoplasmic, C-terminus of Human Glut-6 (1) was coupled to KLH
SpecificityHuman peptide has not yet been cloned from other species. It has no significant sequence homology with other gluts. Antibody crossreactivity in various species is not established. Control peptide, because of its low MW (<3kD), is not suitable for Western. It should be used for ELISA or antibody blocking to confirm antibody specificity. Antibody crossreactivity in various species is not known. Control peptide, because of its small size (<3kD), is not recommended for western. It should be used in ELISA or antibody blocking experiments (use 5-10 ug of control peptide per 1 ug IgG or 1 ul of antiserum) to confirm antibody specificity.
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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