|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues 226-239 of human Smac.|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 0.2% gelatin|
|Contains||0.05% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||5 µg/ml|
|Western Blot (WB)||0.5-2 µg/ml|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
Suggested positive control: HeLa cell lysate.
Recently, three different laboratories have identified a molecule, Smac/DIABLO, which binds with inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) and neutralizes IP inhibition of effector caspases. Multiple IAP molecules, including c-IAP1, c-IAP2, XIAP, and survivin are able to bind Smac. Smac/DIABLO is a mitochondrial protein, which is released into cytosol during apoptosis. The function of Smac is similar to that of Drosophila apoptosis activating proteins Reaper, Hid and Grim, which have been proposed to function by neutralizing the activity of IAPs. Smac promotes caspase-3 and caspase-9 activation by removing inhibitors rather than directly acting on Apaf-1, procaspases, and cytochrome c. The full-length cDNA of Smac encodes an open reading frame of 239 amino acids, predicting a protein with a molecular weight of 27 kDa. However, the mature protein purified from HeLa cells is only about 25 kDa (3).
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