|Application ||WB, IHC-P, IF, E|
|Other Accession||AAD01446, 4102235|
|Calculated MW||38088 Da|
|Application Notes||AIM antibody can be used for the detection of AIM by Western blot at 1 - 4 µg/mL. Antibody can also be used for immunohistochemistry starting at 2 µg/mL. For immunofluorescence start at 20 µg/mL.|
|Other Names||AIM Antibody: AIM, API6, PRO229, Spalpha, SP-ALPHA, UNQ203/PRO229, CD5 antigen-like, CT-2, CD5 molecule-like|
|Reconstitution & Storage||AIM 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||AIM Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||May play a role in the regulation of the immune system. Seems to play a role as an inhibitor of apoptosis.|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in spleen, lymph node, thymus, bone marrow, and fetal liver, but not in non-lymphoid tissues|
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AIM Antibody: Apoptosis inhibitor of macrophages (AIM) is a member of the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domain superfamily (SRCR-SF) initially identified as an inducible cell surface ligand of CD5. It was shown that AIM functions in the thymus as the inducer of resistance to apoptosis within CD4+/CD8+ thymocytes and as the supporter of the viability of these cells before thymic selection. AIM was also shown to support macrophage survival and enhance their phagocytic function. More recent experiments using recombinant AIM significantly inhibited apoptosis of NKT and T cells obtained from C. parvum-stimulated livers in vitro, suggesting that AIM functions to induce resistance to apoptosis in these cells and supports host defense against inflammation during infection.
Miyazaki T, Hirokami Y, Matsuhashi N, et al. Increased susceptibility of thymocytes to apoptosis in mice lacking AIM, a novel murine macrophage-derived soluble factor belonging to the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domain superfamily. J. Exp. Med. 1999; 189:413-22.
Biancone L, Bowen MA, Lim A, et al. Identification of a novel inducible cell-surface ligand of CD5 on activated lymphocytes. J. Exp. Med. 1996; 184:811-9.
Haruta I, Kato Y, Hashimoto E, et al. Association of AIM, a novel apoptosis inhibitory factor, with hepatitis via supporting macrophage survival and enhancing phagocytic function of macrophages. J. Biol. Chem.2001; 276:22910-4
Kuwata K, Watanabe H, Jiang S-Y, et al. AIM inhibits apoptosis of T cells and NKT cells in Corynebacterium-induced granuloma formation in mice. Am. J. Path. 2003; 162:837-47.
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