|Application ||WB, ICC, E|
|Other Accession||Q16611, 2493274|
|Calculated MW||23409 Da|
|Application Notes||Bak antibody can be used for detection of Bak by Western blot at 1 to 2 µg/mL. Antibody can also be used for immunocytochemistry starting at 2 µg/mL.|
|Other Names||Bak Antibody: BAK, CDN1, BCL2L7, BAK-LIKE, BAK, Apoptosis regulator BAK, Bcl2-L-7, BCL2-antagonist/killer 1|
|Reconstitution & Storage||Bak antibody can be stored at 4℃ for three months and -20℃, stable for up to one year. As with all antibodies care should be taken to avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles. Antibodies should not be exposed to prolonged high temperatures.|
|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 Antibody: Apoptosis plays a major role in normal organism development, tissue homeostasis, and removal of damaged cells. Disruption of this process has been implicated in a variety of diseases such as cancer. The Bcl-2 family of proteins is comprised of critical regulators of apoptosis that can be divided into two classes: those that inhibit apoptosis and those that promote cell death. Bak, a pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member, is an oligomeric protein that localizes to the mitochondria. It is thought to share significant functional homology with Bax, another pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member, as disruption of bak or bax has little effect on cell death, but mice lacking both genes display multiple developmental defects and cells lacking bak and bax show decreased apoptotic capability.
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Cory S, Huang DCS, and Adams JM. The Bcl-2 family: roles in cell survival and oncogenesis. Oncogene 2003; 22:8590-607.
Heiser D, Labi V, Erlacher M, et al. The Bcl-2 protein family and its role in the development of neoplastic disease. Exp. Geron. 2004; 39:1125-35.
Kiefer M, Brauer MJ, Powers VC, et al. Modulation of apoptosis by the widely distributed Bcl-2 homologue Bak. Nature 1995; 374:736-9.
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