Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
BECN1 , GT197 , Beclin-1 , beclin1 , ATG6 , VPS30
Beclin is a Bcl-2 binding protein. Its structure includes a Bcl-2 binding coiled-coil region, and a leucine-rich nuclear export signal (NES). Beclin protein colocalizes with intracytoplasmic organelles and nuclei in normal COS7 and MCF7 cells. Beclin interaction with Bcl-2 may be involved with host viral defense, since over expression of beclin inhibits Sindbis virus replication and expression of beclin lacking the Bcl-2 binding domain has no antiviral effects.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues around amino acid 25 of mouse Beclin 1
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.2mg/ml) protein A purified rabbit anti-Beclin 1 polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol, and 0.02% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blotting (0.5-2 µg/ml). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually. Other applications have not been tested. The antibody recognizes ~53 kDa beclin 1 in Jurkat cell lysate. A weak band of ~110 kDa (possibly dimer) can also be observed in Jurkat cells. In mouse intestine tissue lysate, the antibody recognizes a ~100 kDa band (possibly dimer). Reactivity to other species has not been tested.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.