Technical Data
C7854-04
Connexin 32 (Cx32)
Description:
Intercellular communication mediated by gap junctions plays an important role in a variety of cellular processes, including homeostasis, morphogenesis, cell differentiation, and regulation of growth.13 Gap junctions are transmembrane channels that directly link neighboring cells by regulating the exchange of low molecular weight (<1200D) metabolites, ions, and second messengers. Gap junctions are formed by the interaction of hemichannels (connexons) on adjacent cells. Each connexon is composed of a hexameric assembly of connexin proteins. Connexins are highly homologous proteins encoded by a multigene family with similar structural features, including a cytoplasmic N-terminal region, four transmembrane domains, two extracellular loops, and a C-terminal cytoplasmic tail. Comparison of the amino acid sequence of the various connexin family members indicates that the two areas of greatest divergence are the intracellular loop connecting the second and third transmembrane domains and the C-terminal tail.12 These distinct domains are thought to mediate connexin type-specific properties, including phosphorylation, responses to gating stimuli, and assembly and membrane turnover.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1-5ug/mL
Immunohistochemistry (4% paraformaldehyde): 0.5-2.0ug/ml.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, add sterile glycerol (40-50%), aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabIgGAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ug4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceMouseRabbit
Concentration:
0.25mg/ml
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide derived from the C-terminal sequence of the mouse connexin 32 protein.
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.1% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes mouse connexin 32 in liver and brain. On Western Blot with mouse liver cell lysates, Cx32 exhibits a band at 32kD. Reactivity is con rmed with mouse liver lysates. Species sequence homology: human and rat Cx32.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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