|Application ||WB, E|
|Other Accession||NP_004824.1, 9447|
|Calculated MW||38954 Da|
|Other Names||Interferon-inducible protein AIM2, Absent in melanoma 2, AIM2|
|Format||0.5 mg/ml in Tris saline, 0.02% sodium azide, pH7.3 with 0.5% bovine serum albumin|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||AIM2 Antibody (internal region) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Involved in innate immune response by recognizing cytosolic double-stranded DNA and inducing caspase-1-activating inflammasome formation in macrophages. Upon binding to DNA is thought to undergo oligomerization and to associate with PYCARD initiating the recruitment of caspase-1 precusrsor and processing of interleukin-1 beta and interleukin-18. Detects cytosolic dsDNA of viral and bacterial origin in a non-sequence-specific manner. Can also trigger PYCARD-dependent, caspase-1-independent cell death that involves caspase-8 (By similarity). Tumor suppressor which may act by repressing NF-kappa-B transcriptional activity.|
|Cellular Location||Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Activated inflammasomes can aggregate in the cytosol as speck-like particles|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in spleen, small intestine, peripheral blood leukocytes, and testis|
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AIM2 activates the inflammasome and cell death in response to cytoplasmic DNA. Fernandes-Alnemri T, Yu JW, Datta P, Wu J, Alnemri ES, Nature 2009 Mar 458 (7237): 509-13. PMID: 19158676
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