|Application ||WB, IHC|
|Calculated MW||23409 Da|
|Other Names||Bcl-2 homologous antagonist/killer, Apoptosis regulator BAK, Bcl-2-like protein 7, Bcl2-L-7, BAK1, BAK, BCL2L7, CDN1|
|Target/Specificity||A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the N-term of human Bak was used as immunogen. The antibody does not cross-react with other Bcl-2 members.|
|Format||50 mM Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 0.15 M NaCl, 40% Glycerol, 0.01% sodium azide and 0.05% BSA.|
|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||Bak Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Synonyms||BAK, BCL2L7, CDN1|
|Function||In the presence of an appropriate stimulus, accelerates programmed cell death by binding to, and antagonizing the anti- apoptotic action of BCL2 or its adenovirus homolog E1B 19k protein. Low micromolar levels of zinc ions inhibit the promotion of apoptosis.|
|Cellular Location||Mitochondrion membrane; Single-pass membrane protein|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in a wide variety of tissues, with highest levels in the heart and skeletal muscle|
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Bak a pro-apoptotic analog to Bax, is a member of the Bcl-2 family of proteins. During mitochondria-regulated programmed cell death, Bak promotes apoptosis by binding Bcl-2 and inhibiting its anti-apoptotic function (1). Upon apoptotic stimulation, Bak translocates from the cytosol to the mitochondrial membrane (2). Pro-apoptotic cascade activates BID, which oligomerizes Bak into pores that result in the release of cytochrome c (2, 3). In healthy cells, Bak associate with Bcl-xL and Mcl-1 but not with Bcl-2, Bcl-w or A1 and only when freed of both Bak will induce apoptosis.
1. Greider, C.W., and Blackburn, E.H. (1985). Cell 43, 405-413.
2. Feng J, Funk WD, Wang SS, et al. Science 1995; 269:1236-41.
3. Greider, C.W. (1996). Telomere length regulation. Annu. Rev. Biochem. 65, 337-365.
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