Store this antibody in aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Keep refrigerated at 2 to 8 degrees Celcius for up to one year.
For facs or microscopy Alexa 1 conjugate.Very high photo stable ALEXA conjugate.If you buy Antibodies supplied by Bioss Primary Conjugated Antibodies. ALEXA FLUOR they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.
Background of the antigen
OSTM1 (osteopetrosis associated transmembrane protein 1), also known as gl (gray-lethal) or HSPC019, is a 338 amino acid single-pass type I membrane protein that is expressed primarily in osteoclasts and melanocytes as well as brain, kidney and spleen. Bone autosomal recessive osteopetrosis (ARO) is the most severe form of hereditary bone disease whose cellular basis is in the osteoclast and is characterized by abnormally dense bone, due to defective resorption of immature bone. ARO is suggested to be caused by mutations in the OSTM1 gene. The disorder occurs in two forms: a severe autosomal recessive form occurring in utero, infancy, or childhood, and a benign autosomal dominant form occurring in adolescence or adulthood. Defects in the OSTM1 gene are also the cause of the spontaneous gl mutant, which is responsible for a coat color defect in mice.