Technical Data
Secretory and transmembrane proteins are synthesized on polysomes and translocated into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Inside the ER, these proteins are often modified by disulfide bond formation, amino-linked glycosylation and folding. To help proteins fold properly, the ER contains a pool of molecular chaperones including BiP. BiP was identified as an immunoglobulin heavy chain binding protein in pre-B cells. It was also found to be induced at the protein level by glucose starvation. When protein folding is disturbed inside ER, BiP synthesis is increased. Subsequently, BiP binds to misfolded proteins to prevent them from forming aggregates and assists them to refold properly.

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

Recommended Dilutions:
Western Blot: 1:1000
Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin):1:200 (Antigen retrieval: Citrate/TBST-5%NGS)
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen): 1:200 (10% neutral buffered formalin)
Flow Cytometry: 1;100
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 12 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
100ul-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Not Determined
Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Gly584 of human BiP.
Supplied as a liquid in 10mM sodium HEPES, pH 7.5, 150mM sodium chloride, 0.1mg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol.
Recognizes endogenous levels of total human BiP protein at ~78kD. Species Crossreactivity: mouse
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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