Technical Data
MAP1LC3A (Microtubule-associated Proteins 1A/1B Light Chain 3A, Autophagy-related Protein LC3 A, Autophagy-related Ubiquitin-like Modifier LC3 A, MAP1 Light Chain 3-like Protein 1, MAP1A/MAP1B Light Chain 3 A, MAP1A/MAP1B LC3 A, Microtubule-associated Pro
MAP1LC3A is a structural protein and a component of both MAP1A and MAP1B microtubule-binding complexes which mediate the physical interactions between microtubules and components of the cytoskeleton. A member of the MAP1LC3 family, LC3A is known to have an ubiquitin fold at the C-terminal region and 2 helices at the N-terminal region. The posttranslational modification of LC3A precursor molecule leads to cleavage by APG4B/ATG4B, resulting in the cytosolic form, LC3-I which is further activated and modified to form the membrane-bound form, LC3-II. LC3A, a mammalian homolog of yeast Atg8, plays an essential role in autophagy, leading to bulk degradation of cytoplasmic components by the lysosomal system where it acts as an adaptor protein between microtubules and autophagosomes. Abundant expression of LC3A is seen in heart, brain, liver, skeletal muscle and testis but absent in thymus and peripheral blood leukocytes.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 0.1-1ug/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.
PabIgGAffinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Synthetic peptide corresponding to aa1-50 of human MAP1 LC3A.
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% sodium azide.
Recognizes human MAP1LC3A. Species Crossreactivity: bovine, mouse, opossum, rat, zebrafish. Species sequence homology: chicken, canine, xenopus.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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