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.Alexa Fluor 488 has the same range to that of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), yet the Anti-PIRT has a very high photo stability. As a result of this photo stability, it has turned into an antibody for fluorescent microscopy and FACS FLOW cytometry. It is distinguished in the FL1 of a FACS-Calibur or FACScan. Also Alexa Fluor 488 is pH stable.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
PIRT is a 137 amino acid multi-pass membrane protein. Highly conserved among vertebrates, PIRT consists of two transmembrane domains and one putative C-terminal phosphoinositide-binding domain. Although PIRT is expressed in peripheral nervous system, with highest levels in dorsal root ganglion and trigeminal neurons, and lowest levels in sympathetic and enteric neurons, it is not expressed in spinal cord. PIRT is a required component of the VR1 complex, which positively regulates VR1, a sensor of both noxious heat and capsaicin. Correspondingly, PIRT knockout results in impaired responses to noxious heat and capsaicin exposure, while VR1 remains unaltered. The gene that encodes PIRT maps to human chromosome 17p13.1.