Technical Data
M4470-40A
Monocarboxylate Transporter 5 (MCT5)
Description:
Monocarboxylate such as lactate and pyruvate play an important role in cellular metabolism. Lactic acid is produced as the end product of glycolysis. Some tissues, such as white skeletal muscle and, red blood cells, use this pathway to generate most of their ATP under normal physiological conditions. All tissues become dependent on this pathway during abnormal conditions such as hypoxia and ischaemia. Lactic acid, produced during normal glycolysis, must be transported out of cells to sustain maintain high rate of glycolysis. Failure to export lactic acid leads to accumulation of cellular lactic acid followed by an increase in pH and inhibition of glycolysis. Some tissues, such as brain, heart, and red skeletal muscle, readily oxidize lactic acid, and must import lactic acid into the cells. Lactic acid transport is mediated by a group of proton-linked membrane transporters called monocarboxylic acid transporters (MCTs). At least 9 MCT-related proteins (MCT1-9) have been identified in mammals that are expressed in a tissue specific manner.

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

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:10,000-1:100,000. (Use 50-100ng of control peptide/well).
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage, 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
PabIgGSerum
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
50ul4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceHumanRabbit
Concentration:
Not determined
Immunogen:
A 19-aa peptide sequence within the Cytoplasmic loop # 4 of human MCT5 (1) was synthesized, coupled to KLH.
Purity:
Serum
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.05% sodium azide and 40% glycerol.
Specificity:
Recognizes human Monocarboxylate Transporter 5 (MCT5). Species sequence homology: Mouse 64%. No significant sequence homology exists with other MCTs.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
(1) Price NT et al (1998) Biochem. J. 329, 321-328 (review); Halestrap AP and Price NT (1999) Biochem J. 343, 281-299 (review).