This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat, bovine, hamster
Synthetic peptide surrounding amino acid 248 of rat Insig1
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
Form of antibody:
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Target of this antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA, and 0.01% thimerosal.
Alternative names of antibody target:
CL-6 , INSIG1 , MGC1405
Western blotting (0.5-4 µg/ml). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually. The antibody recognizes ~30 kDa InSig-1 and its precursor (~50 kDa) in samples from human, mouse and rat origins. Reactivity to other species has not been tested.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
Clonality of antibody:
Insulin-induced gene (InSig) localizes in the endoplasmic recticulum(ER) and is highly expressed in the liver and fibroblast cell lines. InSig1 and InSig2 play important roles in the regulation of cholesterol biosynthesis. Sterol induces InSig1 binding to the sterol-sensing domain of SREBP cleavage-activating protein (SCAP). Both InSig1 and Insig2 prevent the export of SCAP from the ER and thus, inhibit cholesterol synthesis by preventing the proteolytic cleavage of SREBPs by the Golgi enzymes.
Concentration of antibody:
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 antibodies-kits-proteins they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.