|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to the N-terminus of human Actinin-alpha3|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.2|
|Contains||15mM 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)||1:500-1:1000|
* 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 detects endogenous protein at a molecular weight of 103 kDa. It does not cross-react with other alpha-actinin isoforms.
Purity is >95% by SDS-PAGE.
The spectrin gene family encodes a diverse group of cytoskeletal proteins that include spectrins, dystrophins and alpha-actinins. There are four tissue-specific alpha-actinins, namely alpha-actinin-1, alpha-actinin-2, alpha-actinin-3 and alpha-actinin-4, which are localized to muscle and non-muscle cells, including skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle cells, as well as within the cytoskeleton. Each alpha-actinin protein contains one Actin-binding domain, two calponin-homology domains, two EF-hand domains and four spectrin repeats, through which they function as bundling proteins that can cross-link F-Actin, thus anchoring Actin to a variety of intracellular structures. Defects in the gene encoding alpha-actinin-4 are the cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis 1 (FSGS1), a common renal lesion characterized by decreasing kidney function and, ultimately, renal failure.
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