Catalogue Number: 581-MSM1-P1-EQB
|Shelf Life:||2 years|
|Preservative:||BSA and Azide|
|Type:||Monoclonal Primary Antibody|
|Shipping Condition:||Blue Ice|
|Immunogen:||A synthetic peptide, aa 3-16 (Cys-GSGEQPRGGGPTSS) of human bax protein.|
(Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes); Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.
Recognizes a protein of 21kDa, identified as the Bax protein. This MAb is highly specific to Bax and shows no cross-reaction with Bcl-2 or Bcl-X protein. Bcl-2 blocks cell death following a variety of stimuli. Bax has extensive amino acid homology with Bcl-2 and it homodimerizes and forms heterodimers with Bcl-2. Overexpression of Bax accelerates apoptotic death induced by cytokine deprivation in an IL-3 dependent cell line, and Bax also counters the death repressor activity of Bcl-2.