Technical Data
C2069-40N
CTNNA1, NT (Catenin alpha-1, Catenin alpha1, Alpha E-catenin, Cadherin-associated Protein, Renal Carcinoma Antigen NY-REN-13)
Description:
The catenins are polypeptides that bind to the conserved cytoplasmic tail of cadherins and are required for cadherin function. a-Catenin is a 102kD protein that is associated with the cadherin indirectly through its interaction with b-catenin and g-catenin. b-Catenin and its homolog plakoglobin associate directly with the cadherin. Thus, the cell-cell adherens junction is a structure composed of the transmembrane cadherin, which is associated directly with either b-catenin or plakoglobin, which in turn assoctiates directly with a-catenin. a-Catenin then mediates the interaction between the cadherin-catenin complex and the actin cytoskeleton (5,6). a-Catenin has been characterized as a tumor suppressor, suggesting that it may have a regulatory function in regulation to its structural role.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 2.5-5ug/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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
50ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Concentration:
~0.1mg/ml
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to human CTNNA1 at N-terminal (KLH).
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.2% BSA, 0.05% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes human CTNNA1. Species sequence homology: Xenopus and mouse.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.