Technical Data
Synuclein, alpha
This antibody recognizes a-synuclein, which belongs to a family of small cytoplasmic proteins expressed predominantly in neurons. The epitope maps to amino acid residues 121-125 of human a-synuclein. a-synuclein may be involved in neuronal plasticity and could act as a molecular chaperone that mediates the transformation of soluble AB into insoluble amyloid. The protein is a major component of Lewy bodies, the pathological hallmark of Parkinson’s disease, and is also observed in senile plaques of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Human a-synuclein appears to be phosphorylated at two major sites, serine 129 and serine 87, and phosphorylation may play a role in the functional regulation of the protein.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 0.5-1.0ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry: formalin-fixed paraffin sections
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Recommended Positive Control: Human SHSY-5Y cells.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4°C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot and add glycerol (40-50%). Freeze at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20°C. 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.
MabIgG12B2.99Affinity Purified
100ug4°C (-20°C Glycerol)Blue IceHumanMouse
Recombinant human a-synuclein.
Purified by Protein A/G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 0.1% BSA, 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes alpha-synuclein (19kD). Species Crossreactivity: Human. Does not crossreact with mouse or rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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