|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 160-191 amino acids from the C-terminal region of human GCAP1|
|Purification||Ammonium sulfate precipitation, Size-exclusion - Dialysis|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||1:1000|
* 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.
This antibody is predicted to react with bovine based on sequence homology.
Guanylate cyclase-activating protein is a l Ca(2+)-binding protein that upregulates synthesis of cGMP in photoreceptors. The known mammalian GCAPs are more than 90% similar, consisting of 201 to 205 amino acids, and containing 3 identically conserved Ca(2+)-binding sites. The GUCA1A gene, also termed GCAP1, is transcribed into a single 1.7-kb mRNA species detectable only in the retina. In a 4-generation British family with typical clinical features of autosomal dominant cone dystrophy a tyr99-to-cys mutation) in the GUCA1A gene has been identified. Another family with a pro50-to-leu mutation in GUCA1A demonstrated phenotypic variability ranging from mild photophobia to rod-cone dystrophy. The mutant protein could activate guanylate cyclase 1 (GUCY2D) and displayed similar calcium sensitivity to wildtype protein. However, there was a marked increase in the susceptibility to protease degradation and a reduction in the thermal stability of the pro50-to-leu mutation, which may depress cellular concentration and thereby contribute to retinal cell mortality.
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