Acetylcholinesterase (AChE, EC.18.104.22.168.) is an enzyme located in the postsynaptic membrane and in the muscle endplates, where it hydrolyses the neurotransmitter acetylcholin. AChE from brain is a tetramer (G4-AChE) with a molecular mass of 320kD, AChE from erythrocytes is a dimer (G2-AChE) with a molecular mass of 170kD (1,2).
Suitable for use in ELISA, Erythroadsorption Immunoassay (EAIA), Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May 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.
|Brain acetylcholinesterase, human, purified and detergent solubilized (1).|
|Purified by Protein A/G affinity chromatography from culture supernatant.|
|Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 15mM sodium azide.|
|Has specificity for human acetylcholinesterase. No cross-reaction is seen with human BtChE, or with AChE from flounder or Torpedo marmorata.Reacts with both G2-and G4-AChE (native detergent soluble) in ELISA and EAIA using the antibody as capture antibody. Reacts 17 times stronger with human brain AChE than with human erythrocyte AChE.|
|Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.|
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