Technical Data
CARMA1, ID (Bimp2, CARD11, Caspase Recruitment Domain-containing Protein 11, CARD-containing MAGUK Protein 1)
CARMA proteins are scaffold molecules that belong to the membrane-associated guanylate kinase-like (MAGUK) and the caspase-associated recruitment domain (CARD) protein families. They play critical role in antigen receptor signaling pathways. CARMA1, CARMA2, and CARMA3 share homologous sequence and function but are found in different tissues. CARMA1 is predominantly located in lymphoid tissue. CARMA1 protein associates with lipid rafts and interacts with Bcl10, that is required for activation of TCR induced NFkB signaling pathway. Specifically, CARMA1 N-terminal CARD domain binds to Bcl10 CARD motif. It is also essential for protein- induced IL-2 and INF-g production. CARMA genes deactivation studies in mice resulted in reduced immunoglobulin levels and absence of TCR-induced NFkB activation. This suggests that CARMA mutations may lead to adaptive and innate immunity malfunction.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 0.5-2ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry: 2.5-20ug/ml (10ug/ml-optimal)
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
50ug-20CBlue IceMouseRabbit
Synthetic peptide corresponding to the internal portion of mouse CARMA1.
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.05% sodium azide.
Recognizes mouse CARMA1. Species sequence homology: rat, human, canine and monkey.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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