Application DetailsIHC, WB. A concentration of 3 µg/mL is recommended for immunohistochemistry (frozen & paraffin embedded sections) and 1 µg/mL for western blot. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
SpecificityOverlap specific immunohistochemical staining of alpha-, beta- and gamma synucleins This antiserum recognises human and rat alpha-, beta- and gamma synucleins.
Target Host SpeciesHuman
Species ReactivityHuman, Rat
Immunogen DescriptionA synthetic peptide (AKEGVVAAAEKTKQGV) as a consensus part of human alpha-, beta-, and gamma synuclein proteins conjugated to diphteria toxoid has been used as the immunogen.
Purity DescriptionAffinity purified and dialysed against PBS. Contains 0.02% sodium azide.
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 a higher stability, and at 2-8°C with an appropriate antibacterial agent. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for an additional stability. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles.
Batch NumberPlease see item label.
Expiration Date12 months after date of receipt (unopened vial).
Scientific BackgroundDetects human alpha-, beta-, and gamma synuclein proteins. A family of homologous proteins known as alpha-, beta-, and gamma-synuclein are abundantly expressed in brain, especially in the presynaptic terminal of neurons. Although the precise function of these proteins remains unknown, alpha-synuclein has been implicated in synaptic plasticity associated with avian song learning as well as in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with LBs (DLB), some forms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA).