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Bik Antibody
CATALOG NUMBER: 3819

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Specifications
Properties
Additional Info
Background

Specifications

SPECIES REACTIVITY:Human, Mouse
TESTED APPLICATIONS:ELISA, ICC, IF, WB
APPLICATIONS:BIK antibody can be used for the detection of BIK by Western blot at 1 - 2 μg/mL. Antibody can also be used for immunocytochemistry starting at 1 μg/mL. For immunofluorescence start at 10 μg/mL.
USER NOTE:Optimal dilutions for each application to be determined by the researcher.
POSITIVE CONTROL:1) Cat. No. 1205 - Jurkat Cell Lysate
 2) Cat. No. 17-005 - Jurkat Cell Slide
PREDICTED MOLECULAR WEIGHT:Predicted: 18 kDa

Observed: 22 kDa
IMMUNOGEN:BIK antibody was raised against a 15 amino acid synthetic peptide from near the amino terminus of human BIK.

The immunogen is located within the first 50 amino acids of Bik.
HOST SPECIES:Rabbit

Properties

PURIFICATION:Bik Antibody is affinity chromatography purified via peptide column.
PHYSICAL STATE:Liquid
BUFFER:Bik Antibody is supplied in PBS containing 0.02% sodium azide.
CONCENTRATION:1 mg/mL
STORAGE CONDITIONS:Bik antibody can be stored at 4˚C for three months and -20˚C, 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.
CLONALITY:Polyclonal
ISOTYPE:IgG
CONJUGATE:Unconjugated

Additional Info

ALTERNATE NAMES:Bik Antibody: BP4, NBK, BIP1, Bcl-2-interacting killer, Apoptosis inducer NBK
ACCESSION NO.:CAG30276
PROTEIN GI NO.:47678311
OFFICIAL SYMBOL:BIK
GENE ID:638

Background

BACKGROUND:Bik Antibody: Apoptosis plays a major role in normal organism development, tissue homeostasis, and removal of damaged cells and is caused by the activation of proteolytic enzymes termed caspases. Proteins that comprise the Bcl-2 family appear to control the activation of these enzymes. One such protein BIK was recently identified as an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-residing pro-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 homology domain-3 (BH3)-only group of the Bcl-2 family that stimulates mitochondrial release of cytochrome c following p53 induction of apoptosis. A significant fraction of BIK is found as an ER transmembrane protein, with most of the protein facing the cytosol. Restricting BIK to the ER membrane by replacing the transmembrane region with that of the ER-selective membrane anchor of cytochrome b resulted in a decreased cytochrome c release from mitochondria and a corresponding drop in cell death. Recent evidence suggests that BIK cooperates with NOXA, another BH3-only protein, to somehow enhance the activation of Bax to stimulate the rapid release of cytochrome c from mitochondria.
REFERENCES: 1) Lockshin RA, Osborne B, and Zakeri Z. Cell death in the third millennium. Cell Death Differ. 2000; 7:2-7.
2) Germain M, Mathai JP, and Shore GC. BH-3-only BIK functions at the endoplasmic reticulum to stimulate cytochrome c release from mitochondria. J. Biol. Chem. 277:18053-60.
3) Germain M, Mathai JP, McBride HM, et al. Endoplasmic reticulum BIK initiates DRP1-regulated remodelling of mitochondrial cristae during apoptosis. EMBO J. 2005; 24:1546-56.

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