Technical Data
C7 (Complement Component C7)
C7, one of the components of the terminal complement complex (TCC), also know as the membrane attack complex (MAC). Proteolytic cleavage of C5 by C5 convertase generates C5b which initiates assembly of the C5b-9 MAC. This complex is assembled from five precursor molecules in the serum, finalized with the polymerization of C9 which accompanies insertion of the complex into the cell membrane causing cellular lysis. C7 occupies an important position in the TCC cascade. C7 undergoes a hydrophilic-amphiphilic transition following activation. It enables the developing MAC to bind directly to target cell membranes. C7 has been shown to exhibit genetic polymorphism. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes represent a major source of C7. The fact that inflammatory cells have the potential to secrete C7 suggests an important role for locally produced complement in the inflammatory process.

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

Recommended Dilution:
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, 11c7entrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
50ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
As reported
C7 (NP_000578.2, 1-843aa) full-length human protein.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2.
Recognizes human C7.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.