|Tested species reactivity||Bovine, Sheep|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues 217-229 of BSE.|
|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 *|
|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: recombinant fusion protein.
BSE, also known as prion protein, is a membrane glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein belonging to the prion family of proteins and is responsible for several transmissible neurodegenerative spongiform encephalopathies. Though the exact function of BSE is not clear, reports suggest that it has a tendency to aggregate forming polymers known as rods and might act as a signaling neurotransmitter. BSE acts as a potent anti-apoptotic protein against BAX-mediated cell-death. Expression is higher in the brain of humans and animals infected with several degenerative neurological diseases such as kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Straussler syndrome (GSS), scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), and transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME). Aberration in this protein is also associated with fatal familial insomnia and Huntington disease-like 1.
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