Technical Data
S9108-06A
Synaptophysin (Major Synaptic Vesicle Protein p38, SYP)
Description:
Synaptophysin (p38) is an abundant integral membrane protein of small synaptic vesicles in the brain. It is also present in endocrine cells, where it is associated with small electron-translucent vesicles. Synaptophysin expression has been widely used as a marker for synaptogenesis in developmental studies in vivo and in vitro and as a marker for neuron-specific cell lineages in tumors of the central nervous system and of peripheral neuroendocrine cell derivation. It has multiple transmembrane regions and a cytoplasmic tail that contains 10 copies of a tyrosine-rich repeat. Biochemical experiments have demonstrated that it transverses the membrane four times and has cytoplasmic carboxyl- and amino-termini. It also contain unstable intramolecular disulfide bonds that spontaneously rearrange, thereby creating higher-order polymers that are larger than the native protein and that have distinctly different biochemical properties. Mutations involving the synaptophysin gene may be responsible for an X-linked disorder. Chromosomal localization of the human gene for synaptophysin established the human SYP locus on the X chromosome in subbands Xpll.22-pll.23. It is involved in structural functions as organizing other membrane components or in targeting the vesicles to the plasma membrane.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1:200
Immunohistochemistry (formalin fixed paraffin embedded): 1:100
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Positive Control:
Pancreas

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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG11E348Supernatant
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
250ul-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Concentration:
Not determined.
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to human Synaptophysin. Cellular Localization: Cytoplasmic.
Purity:
Supernatant
Form
Supplied as a liquid, 0.05% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes human Synaptophysin.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Oezcelik et al. Am J Hum Genet 47: 551, 1990.