|Product name||a-actinin Monoclonal Antibody (4A12)|
|Immunogen||Recombinant Protein of a-actinin of ACTN1|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Applications notes||Optimal working dilutions should be determined experimentally by the investigator. Suggested starting dilutions are as follows: IHC-P (1:100-1:200).|
|Preparation method||The antibody was affinity-purified from mouse ascites by affinity-chromatography using specific immunogen|
|Storage buffer||PBS containing 50% Glycerol, 0.5% BSA and 0.02% Sodium Azide.|
|Storage instructions||Stable for one year at -20°C from date of shipment. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing.|
|Shipping||Gel pack with blue ice.|
|Precautions||The product listed herein is for research use only and is not intended for use in human or clinical diagnosis. Suggested applications of our products are not recommendations to use our products in violation of any patent or as a license. We cannot be responsible for patent infringements or other violations that may occur with the use of this product.|
|Background||Alpha actinins belong to the spectrin gene superfamily which represents a diverse group of cytoskeletal proteins, including the alpha and beta spectrins and dystrophins. Alpha actinin is an actin-binding protein with multiple roles in different cell types. In nonmuscle cells, the cytoskeletal isoform is found along microfilament bundles and adherens-type junctions, where it is involved in binding actin to the membrane. In contrast, skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle isoforms are localized to the Z-disc and analogous dense bodies, where they help anchor the myofibrillar actin filaments. ACTN1 (actinin alpha 1) encodes a nonmuscle, cytoskeletal, alpha actinin isoform and maps to the same site as the structurally similar erythroid beta spectrin gene. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for ACTN1.|
|Others||a-actinin Monoclonal Antibody(4A12) detects endogenous levels of ACTN1.|
Fig.1. Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human Breast Carrcinoma Tissue using a-actinin Mouse mAb diluted at 1:200.
Fig.2. Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human Kidney Tissue using a-actinin Mouse mAb diluted at 1:200.