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Purified Mouse Anti-Nicastrin
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BD Transduction Laboratories™
Human (QC Testing), Mouse, Rat, Dog, Chicken (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG2a
Human Nicastrin aa. 168-289
Western blot (Routinely Tested), Immunofluorescence (Not Recommended)
110 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. 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.
  4. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
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Antibody Details
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Amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene encodes multiple APPs ranging from 695 to 770 amino acids. The unprocessed form of APP is a putative cell surface receptor that possesses neurite-promoting activity, and is involved in synaptic vesicle recycling. Processing of APP by sequential enzymatic activity of β- and γ-secretase, and the presenilin proteins PS1 and PS2, produces APP fragments that may have unique functions. β-secretase activity cleaves the extracellular portion of APP leading to asecreted APP form, while γ-secretase activity produces β-Amyloid peptide (39-43 amino acids). The Aβ peptide produces abnormal plaques in the cerebral cortex and blood vesselwalls during Alzheimer's disease. Nicastrin is a PS1 associated transmembrane protein,that contains N-terminal glycosylation and myristoylation sites. Nicastrin can bind full length APP and the fragments produced by γ-secretase. In C. elegans, suppression of nicastrin expression produces phenotypes that mimic those produced when notch signaling proteins are suppressed. In Drosophila, deficiencies in nicastrin prevent cleavage of the intracellular portion of Notch. Thus, nicastrin may be a functional component of presenilins and γ-secretase complexes, which process Notch and APP transmembrane receptors.

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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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Development References (2)

  1. Chen F, Yu G, Arawaka S, et al. Nicastrin binds to membrane-tethered Notch. Nat Cell Biol. 2001; 3(8):751-754. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Yu G, Nishimura M, Arawaka S, et al. Nicastrin modulates presenilin-mediated notch/glp-1 signal transduction and betaAPP processing. Nature. 2000; 407(6800):48-54. (Biology). View Reference
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