|Application ||WB, IHC-P, E|
|Calculated MW||85533 Da|
|Antigen Region||395-422 aa|
|Other Names||Complement factor B, C3/C5 convertase, Glycine-rich beta glycoprotein, GBG, PBF2, Properdin factor B, Complement factor B Ba fragment, Complement factor B Bb fragment, CFB, BF, BFD|
|Target/Specificity||This BF antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 395-422 amino acids from the Central region of human BF.|
|Format||Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is prepared by Saturated Ammonium Sulfate (SAS) precipitation followed by dialysis against PBS.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||BF Antibody (Center) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Factor B which is part of the alternate pathway of the complement system is cleaved by factor D into 2 fragments: Ba and Bb. Bb, a serine protease, then combines with complement factor 3b to generate the C3 or C5 convertase. It has also been implicated in proliferation and differentiation of preactivated B- lymphocytes, rapid spreading of peripheral blood monocytes, stimulation of lymphocyte blastogenesis and lysis of erythrocytes. Ba inhibits the proliferation of preactivated B-lymphocytes.|
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BF is complement factor B, a component of the alternative pathway of complement activation. Factor B circulates in the blood as a single chain polypeptide. Upon activation of the alternative pathway, it is cleaved by complement factor D yielding the noncatalytic chain Ba and the catalytic subunit Bb. The active subunit Bb is a serine protease which associates with C3b to form the alternative pathway C3 convertase. Bb is involved in the proliferation of preactivated B lymphocytes, while Ba inhibits their proliferation.
Baatz,H., Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd 226 (8), 654-658 (2009)
Goring,K., Am. J. Physiol., Cell Physiol. 296 (5), C1140-C1150 (2009)
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