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Camelid single domain antibodies (sdAbs) consist only of one antigen binding site of an Alpaca heavy chain antibody. With only ~15 kDa, these Tags are about 10-times smaller than conventional IgG antibody molecules.
|Cat. No. N2305-250ug||250 µg purified antibody, lyophilized from PBS. For reconstitution add 250 µl H2O to get a 1mg/ml solution in PBS. Then aliquot and store at -20°C to -80°C until use.|
|Immunogen||Recombinant protein corresponding to AA 80 to 421 from rat Synaptotagmin1 (UniProt Id: P21707)|
Reacts with: mouse (P46096), rat (P21707).
Other species not tested yet.
Synaptotagmin 1 also known as p65, is an integral membrane glycoprotein of neuronal synaptic vesicles and secretory granules of neuroendocrine cells that is widely (but not ubiquitously) expressed in the central and peripheral nervous system. It has a variable N-terminal domain that is exposed to the lumen of the vesicle and a conserved cytoplasmic tail that contains two Ca2+-binding C2-domains.
Ca2+-binding to synaptotagmin triggers exocytosis of synaptic vesicles, thus linking Ca2+-influx during depolarization to neurotransmitter release.
Lumenal antibodies were used in living neurons to label synaptic vesicles from the outside via endocytotic uptake.
Unlabeled variants and several modifications of sdAbs like biotin, fluorophore or DBCO conjugation are available.
In FluoTag®-X2 two fluorophore molecules are site-specifically coupled to each FluoTag molecule. Therefore, the reagent simultaneously targets two fluorophores to the protein of interest, which ensures up to two-fold („2X“)-brighter signals. Owing to the small size of the FluoTags, the distance between the target epitope and each fluorophore is ~ 3 nm.
In comparison to detection systems using conventional antibodies, FluoTag-X can thus improve the localization accuracy by 10-15 nm. Both features - superior brightness and precise fluorophore placement - render the FluoTag-X products excellent tools for all microscopy techniques.