This antibody reacts specifically with KIR5.1(Ser416)
Cross reactive species
Human (Homo sapiens), Mouse (Mus musculus), Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
KLH conjugated synthetic phosphopeptide derived from human KIR5.1 around the phosphorylation site of Ser416
Water buffered solution containing 100ug/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at 4°C for 12 months.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
Polyclonals can be used for Western blot, immunohistochemistry on frozen slices or parrafin fixed tissues. The advantage is that there are more epitopes available in a polyclonal antiserum to detect the proteins than in monoclonal sera.
Cross Reactive Species details
No significant cross reactivity has been observed for this antibody for the tested species. However, note that due to limited knowledge it is impossible to predict with 100% guarantee that the antibody does not corss react with any other species.
Avoid freeze/thaw cycles as they may denaturate the polypeptide chains of the antibody, thus reducing its reactivity, specificity and sensitivity. For antibodies that are in liquid form or reconstituted lyophilized antibodies small amounts could become entrapped on the seal or the walls of the tube. Prior to use briefly centrifuge the vial to gather all the solution on the bottom.
The KIR family of potassium channels possess a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into the cell rather than out of it. Kir4.1, also known as Kir1.2, is highly expressed in brain including glial cells, astrocytes and cortical neurons. Kir4.1 is also expressed in myelin-synthesizing oligodendrocytes and is crucial to myelination in the developing nervous system. The gene encoding human Kir4.1 maps to chromosome 1. Kir4.2, also known as Kir1.3, is expressed in kidney, lung, heart, thymus and thyroid during development. The gene encoding human Kir4.2 maps to chromosome 21 in the Down syndrome chromosome region 1, and Kir4.2 may play a role in the pathogenesis of Downâ€™s syndrome. Kir 5.1 forms functional channels only by coexpression with either Kir4.1 or Kir4.2 in the kidney and pancreas. The gene encoding human Kir5.1 maps to chromosome 17.