Technical Data
ATG7 (APG7L, Ubiquitin-like Modifier-activating Enzyme ATG7, ATG12-activating Enzyme E1 ATG7, Autophagy-related Protein 7, APG7-like, hAGP7, Ubiquitin-activating Enzyme E1-like Protein)
Autophagy, the process of bulk degradation of cellular proteins through an autophagosomic-lysosomal pathway, is important for normal growth control and may be defective in tumor cells. A member of the autophagy family of proteins is APG7L which was identified in yeast as a ubiquitin-E1-like enzyme; this function is conserved in the mammalian homolog. In mammalian cells, APG7L is essential for autophagy conjugation systems, autophagosome formation, starvation-induced bulk degradation of proteins and organelles. The protein thus plays an indispensable role in the initial step of the conjugation system. APG7L interacts with Apg8p/Aut7p and Aut1p:Apg3p in addition to Apg12p. The protein maps to 3p25.3-p25.2 region of human chromosome. Ablation of the protein leads to abnormal swellings and dystrophy of purkinje cell axon terminals in the deep cerebellar nuclei (DCN).

Suitable for use in Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1-3ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry (formalin fixed paraffin embedded): 5ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
PabIgGAffinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Synthetic peptide corresponding to aa550-600 of human APG7L.
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% sodium azide.
Recognizes human APG7L.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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