Technical Data
Connexin 26 (CX26, Gap Junction Beta 2 Protein, CXB-2)
Intercellular communication through gap junctions plays an important role in a variety of cellular processes including homeostasis, morphogenesis, cell differentiation, and growth control. (1-4) Gap junctions are transmembrane channels that serve to directly link neighboring cells by mediating the exchange of low-molecular weight (<1200 D) metabolites, ions, and second messengers. Gap junctions are formed by the interaction of hemichannels (connexons) on adjacent cells. The connexon itself is composed of a hexameric assembly of connexin proteins.

Suitable for use in Immunofluorescence, ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
ELISA: 1:500 -1:5000
Immuno uorescence: 1:60-1:250
Western Blot: 1:250-1:1000 Reactivity was confirmed using lysates derived from mouse liver, rat liver and rat brain.
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.
MabIgG2a,k3G101Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceMouseMouse
Synthetic peptide corresponding 13aa at the C-terminus of mouse Connexin 26. This mouse sequence differs from the rat sequence by a single amino acid and from the human sequence by two (non-consecutive) amino acids.
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.1% sodium azide.
Recognizes mouse Connexin 26. Does not crossreact with Connexin 30. Species Crossreactivity: rat. Species Sequence Homology: human
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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