Technical Data
Tau (Tau Protein, Microtubule Associated Protein tau, Microtubule-associated Protein tau, MAPT, MAPTL, DDPAC, FLJ31424, FTDP-17, MGC134287, MGC138549, MSTD, MTBT1, MTBT2, Neurofibrillary Tangle Protein, Paired Helical Filament-tau, PHF-tau, PPND)
FUNCTION: Promotes microtubule assembly and stability, and might be involved in the establishment and maintenance of neuronal polarity. The C-terminus binds axonal microtubules while the N-terminus binds neural plasma membrane components, suggesting that tau functions as a linker protein between both. Axonal polarity is predetermined by tau localization (in the neuronal cell) in the domain of the cell body defined by the centrosome. The short isoforms allow plasticity of the cytoskeleton whereas the longer isoforms may preferentially play a role in its stabilization. SUBUNIT: Interacts with PSMC2 through Sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1). Interacts with SQSTM1 when polyubiquitinated. SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cytoplasm; cytosol. Cell membrane. Note=Mostly found in the axons of neurons, in the cytosol and in association with plasma membrane components. ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS: 8 named isoforms produced by alternative splicing. Additional isoforms seem to exist. Isoforms differ from each other by the presence or absence of up to 5 of the 15 exons. One of these optional exons contains the additional tau/MAP repeat. TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Expressed in neurons. Isoform PNS-tau is expressed in the peripheral nervous system while the others are expressed in the central nervous system. DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE: Four-repeat (type II) tau is expressed in an adult-specific manner and is not found in fetal brain, whereas three-repeat (type I) tau is found in both adult and fetal brain. DOMAIN: The tau/MAP repeat binds to tubulin. Type I isoforms contain 3 repeats while type II isoforms contain 4 repeats.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 0.5-1ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry: 1-2ug/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.
MabIgG10g66Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceBovineMouse
As reported
Bovine microtubule-associated proteins (MAPS).
Purified by affinity chromatography.
Supplied as liquid in 1.2% sodium acetate, 2% BSA, 0.2% sodium azide.
Recognizes bovine Microtubule-associated protein Tau. Species Crossreactivity: human, mouse, rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.