|Cat. No. 302-3P||
100 µg peptide, lyophilized. For reconstitution add 100 µl H2O to get a 1mg/ml solution in PBS. Then aliquot and store at -20°C to -80°C until use.
Control peptides should be stored at -20°C when still lyophilized!
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to AA 443 to 450 from mouse β3-Tubulin (UniProt Id: Q9ERD7)|
|Recommended dilution||Optimal concentrations should be determined by the end-user.|
|Matching antibodies||302 302, 302 304, 302 306, 302 311|
This control peptide consists of the synthetic peptide (aa 443 - 450 of mouse β3-tubulin) that has been used for immunization. It has been tested in preadsorption experiments and blocks efficiently and specifically the corresponding signal in Western blots. The amount of peptide needed for efficient blocking depends on the titer and on the affinity of the antibody to the antigen.
Microtubules are involved in a wide variety of cellular activities ranging from mitosis and transport events to cell movement and the maintainance of cell shape (1).
Tubulin itself is a globular protein which consists of two polypeptides, α-tubulin and β-tubulin. α- and β-tubulin dimers are assembled to 13 protofilaments that form a microtubule of 25 nm diameter (1).
Class III β-tubulin is abundant in the central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS) where it is prominently expressed during fetal and postnatal development (2).
It is widely used as a neuronal marker in normal and neoplastic tissues but has also been reported to be expressed in certain tumours of non-neuronal origin (3).