|Application ||WB, IHC-P, IF, ICC|
|Predicted||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||78928 Da|
|Dilution||ICC (1:1000), IF (1:1000), IHC-P (10 µg/ml), WB (1:10000)|
|Other Names||MAPT, FTDP-17, MSTD, Neurofibrillary tangle protein, PHF-tau, MTBT2, PPND, DDPAC, MAPTL, MTBT1, Paired helical filament-tau, TAU|
|Target/Specificity||Clone 2E9 is known to react with tau from human, mouse and rat. Since tau is highly conserved, it is likely that the antibody is effective on other species also.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||PBS, 10 mM sodium azide. +4°C or -20°C, Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.|
|Precautions||Anti-MAPT / Tau Antibody (clone MCA-2E9) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Synonyms||MAPTL, MTBT1, TAU|
|Function||Promotes microtubule assembly and stability, and might be involved in the establishment and maintenance of neuronal polarity. The C-terminus binds axonal microtubules while the N- terminus binds neural plasma membrane components, suggesting that tau functions as a linker protein between both. Axonal polarity is predetermined by TAU/MAPT localization (in the neuronal cell) in the domain of the cell body defined by the centrosome. The short isoforms allow plasticity of the cytoskeleton whereas the longer isoforms may preferentially play a role in its stabilization.|
|Cellular Location||Cytoplasm, cytosol. Cell membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Cytoplasmic side. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Cell projection, axon. Note=Mostly found in the axons of neurons, in the cytosol and in association with plasma membrane components|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in neurons. Isoform PNS-tau is expressed in the peripheral nervous system while the others are expressed in the central nervous system|
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