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Purified Mouse anti-Akt
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BD Transduction Laboratories™
Human (QC Testing), Mouse, Rat, Dog (Tested in Development)
Mouse IgG1, κ
Human Akt1 Recombinant Protein
Western blot (Routinely Tested), Immunofluorescence (Tested During Development), Immunohistochemistry, Immunoprecipitation (Not Recommended)
59 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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Akt [also known as PKB (Protein kinase B) or RAC-PK (Related to the A and C kinases] is a family of serine/threonine kinases that contains a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain. PH domains play important roles in signal transduction.  There are three known isoforms of Akt in mammalian cells [Akt1 (α), Akt2 (β) and Akt3 (γ)]; they are thought to be regulated similarly.  Akt is activated by insulin and growth factors by a mechanism involving phosphoinositide 3-OH kinase.  Phosphoinositide 3-OH kinase products bind to the PH domain, resulting in translocation of Akt to the plasma membrane and activation of Akt to phospho-Akt by upstream kinases.  Akt is phosphorylated within the activation loop at threonine 308 and the C-terminus at serine 473.  Phospho-Akt promotes cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis.  Specifically, phospho-Akt1 has been shown to phosphorylate Bad, a member of the Bcl-2 family that promotes cell death.  This phosphorylation results in the inactivation of the proapoptotic function of Bad.  The Akt molecule is thus considered to link extracellular survival signals (growth factors) with the apoptotic machinery (Bad).  Akt is also a key mediator of the metabolic effects of insulin.  Additionally, Akt has been referred to as an oncogene because it has increased activity in a number of tumors.

The 55/PKBa/Akt monoclonal antibody recognizes Akt1, regardless of phosphorylation status.

This antibody is routinely tested by western blot analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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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. Alessi DR, Andjelkovic M, Caudwell B, et al. Mechanism of activation of protein kinase B by insulin and IGF-1. EMBO J. 1996; 15(23):6541-6551. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Cantley LC, Neel BG. New insights into tumor suppression: PTEN suppresses tumor formation by restraining the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999; 96(8):4240-4245. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Datta SR, Dudek H, Tao X, et al. Akt phosphorylation of BAD couples survival signals to the cell-intrinsic death machinery. Cell. 1997; 91:231-241. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Ferrigno P, Silver PA. Regulated nuclear localization of stress-responsive factors: how the nuclear trafficking of protein kinases and transcription factors contributes to cell survival. Oncogene. 1999; 18(45):6129-6134. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Kandel ES, Hay N. The regulation and activities of the multifunctional serine/threonine kinase Akt/PKB. Exp Cell Res. 1999; 253(1):210-229. (Biology). View Reference
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