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Purified Mouse Anti-Rab5
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BD Transduction Laboratories™
Human (QC Testing), Mouse, Rat (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1
Human Rab5 aa. 1-215
Western blot (Routinely Tested), Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry (Tested During Development), Immunoprecipitation (Not Recommended)
25 kDA
250 µg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, glycerol, and ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. Store undiluted at -20°C.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
  4. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
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Antibody Details
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Rab5 is a low molecular weight GTP-binding protein that plays a role in endocytic vesicle traffic. Like other Rab proteins, Rab5 has C-terminal cysteine residues that are post-translationally modified by geranylgeranylation, which is critical for its membrane targeting. Rab5 is associated with early endosome and plasma membranes and evidence suggests that Rab5 is involved in regulation of early endosome fusion. The GTP/GDP cycle controls shuttling of Rab proteins between the cytosol and organelle membranes. In vitro, Rab5 proteins are removed from membranes by a GDP dissociation inhibitor protein (rabGDI) which leads to the formation of a cytosolic Rab5-rabGDI complex. Rab5 insertion into membranes is a multistep process in which a transient GDP-Rab5 intermediate is formed and converted into GTP-Rab5 that subsequently enters the acceptor membrane and releases rabGDI into the cytosol.

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Format Details
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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Citations & References
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Development References (5)

  1. Huang J, Imamura T, Olefsky JM. Insulin can regulate GLUT4 internalization by signaling to Rab5 and the motor protein dynein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001; 98(23):13084-13089. (Clone-specific: Functional assay). View Reference
  2. Li G, Stahl PD. Structure-function relationship of the small GTPase rab5. J Biol Chem. 1993; 268(32):24475-24480. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Pinkoski MJ, Hobman M, Heibein JA. Entry and trafficking of granzyme B in target cells during granzyme B-perforin-mediated apoptosis. Blood. 1998; 92(3):1044-1054. (Clone-specific: Immunofluorescence). View Reference
  4. Sanford JC, Pan Y, Wessling-Resnick M. Prenylation of Rab5 is dependent on guanine nucleotide binding. J Biol Chem. 1993; 268(32):23773-23776. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Wang X, Hu B, Zimmermann B, Kilimann MW. Rim1 and rabphilin-3 bind Rab3-GTP by composite determinants partially related through N-terminal alpha -helix motifs. J Biol Chem. 2001; 276(35):32480-32488. (Clone-specific: Western blot). View Reference
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