*Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the researcher.
Not tested in other applications.
The antibody is specific for α-tubulin in immunoblotting assays and may be used for localization of α-tubulin in cultured cells or tissue sections. The antibody reacts best with chicken fibroblasts.
Ascites, 15 mM sodium azide
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.
microtubules from chicken embryo brain.
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
tubulin alpha 8a , TUBA4A , TUBA8
Tubulin is the major building block of microtubules. This intracellular cylindrical filamentous structure is present in almost all eukaryotic cells. Microtubules function as structural and mobile elements in mitosis, intracellular transport, flagellar movement and in the cytoskeleton. Tubulin is a heterodimer which consists of alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin; both subunits have a molecular weight of approximately 50 kDa and share considerable homology. The most widely studied tubulins have been isolated from vertebrate brains. The microtubules can be viewed in immunofluorescent microscopy, which enables the observation of the intracellular organization of proteins that are in the form of a supramolecular structure.GT211302 may be used to study the intracellular organization and distribution of tubulin along the static and dynamic aspects of the cytoskeleton. The product can be used for the immunocytochemical localization of the alpha chain of tubulin by means of indirect immunofluorescent labeling of cultured cells, formalin fixed or frozen tissues or for specific identification of the alpha-tubulin band in immunoblotting or immunoprecipitation techniques.