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ASIC beta antibody

Cat No. GTX10355

Host Guinea pig
Clonality Polyclonal
Isotype IgG
Application IHC-Fr
Reactivity Rat
APPLICATION

Application Note

IHC-Fr: Use at a dilution of 1/1000. Staining was blocked by preabsorption with the cognate peptide. Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the researcher.

Positive Control

Spinal cord
PROPERTIES

Form

Liquid

Buffer

Containing 0.05% Sodium Azide

Storage

Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.

Antigen Species

Rat

Immunogen

Synthetic peptide: AGSELDEGDDSPRDLV, corresponding to amino acids 3-18 of Rat ASIC beta.

Purification

Whole antiserum

Conjugation

Unconjugated

Note

For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
TARGET

Background

Proton-gated channels expressed by sensory neurons are of particular interest because low pH causes pain. Two proton-gated channels, acid-sensing ionic channel (ASIC) and dorsal root ASIC (DRASIC), that are members of the amiloride-sensitive ENaC/Degenerin family are known to be expressed by sensory neurons. ASIC-beta, an ASIC splice variant contains a unique N-terminal 172 aa, as well as unique 5' and 3' untranslated sequence. ASIC-beta, unlike ASIC and DRASIC, is found only in a subset of small and large diameter sensory neurons and is absent from sympathetic neurons or the central nervous system. ASIC-beta forms a functional channel with electrophysiological properties distinct from ASIC and DRASIC. The pH dependency and sensitivity to amiloride of ASIC-beta is similar to that described for ASIC, but unlike ASIC, the channel is not permeable to calcium, nor are ASIC-beta-mediated currents inhibited by extracellular calcium. The unique distribution of ASIC-beta suggests that it may play a specialized role in sensory neuron function.
Package List Price ($)
$ 319