SpecificityThe specificity of this antibody was confirmed by WB and direct ELISA against the antigen. Other species have not been tested.
Target Host SpeciesHuman
Immunogen DescriptionThis antibody was raised against a partial recombinant protein of human neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4 (amino acids 29 to 128) with a GST tag.
Purity DescriptionProtein G purified immunoglobulin
FormatLyophilized from PBS pH 7.2
Reconstitution InstructionsSpin vial briefly before opening. Reconstitute in 100 µL sterile-filtered, ultrapure water. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
Storage InstructionsAfter reconstitution keep aliquots at -20°C for higher stability or at 2-8°C with an appropriate antibacterial agent. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for additional stability. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles.
Batch NumberPlease see item label.
Expiration Date12 months after date of receipt (unopened vial).
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor is composed of alpha and beta subunits. The Alpha-4 subunit can be combined to beta-2 or beta-4 to give rise to functional receptors. Upon binding of acetylcholine, the acetylcholine receptor responds by undergoing an extensive change of conformation affecting all its subunits and lead to the opening of an ion-conducting channel across the plasma membrane. Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4 is a transmembrane protein that localises to the cell junction, synapse and post synaptic cell membrane. It belongs to the ligand-gated ionic channel family. Abnormalities in the CHRNA4 gene cause autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy type 1. This disease is characterised by clusters of motor seizures during sleep.