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FIX&PERM Cell Fixation and Permeabilization Kit

Flow cytometric analyses with monoclonal antibodies were so far mainly restricted to cell surface molecules. Intracellular structures such as cytoplasmic or nuclear enzymes, oncoproteins, cytokines, immunoglobulins etc. were largely excluded from such studies. Also excluded from flow cytometric studies were cytoplasmic localizations of well-established membrane molecules like CD3 and CD22, which, in their cytoplasmic form, are the most reliable lineage markers in undifferentiated leukemia. With the FIX&PERM® Kit flow cytometric analysis of intracellular antigens has become as easy as surface antigen studies. The only prerequisite is the availability of suitable antibody conjugates. Most of the available monoclonal antibody conjugates can be used with the FIX&PERM® Kit, some determinants are sensitive, however, to the fixation step involved. This and the optimal fixation time have to be tested for each reagent.

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Acinus (CT)

  • Product Code: X1103P
  • Size: 100 µg
  • Availability: In Stock In Stock
  • Price (USD): $307

Cat #

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Data Sheet

Product Name

Acinus (CT)

Synonyms

Apoptotic chromatin condensation inducer in the nucleus, ACINUS, KIAA0670

Host/Source

Rabbit

Isotype

IgG

Product Type

Polyclonal Antibody

Reactivity

Human

Applications

Western Blot

Purification

Antigen Immunoaffiinity Purification

Size

100 µg

Price (USD)

$307

Background

Chromatin condensation and nuclear fragmentation (CCNF) is the hallmark of apoptosis. CCNF is triggered by the activation of members of caspase family, caspase activated DNase (CAD/DFF40), and several novel proteins including AIF and CIDE (1). A new inducer of chromatin condensation was recently identified and designated Acinus (for apoptotic chromatin condensation inducer in the nucleus). Acinus is cleaved by caspase-3 and an additional unknown protease generating a small active peptide p17, which causes chromatin condensation in vitro when it is added to purified nuclei. Acinus also induces apoptotic chromatin condensation in cells. Acinus is ubiquitously expressed. Three different spliced forms of Acinus have been identified in human and mouse and designated AcinusL, AcinusS and AcinusS? (2).

Immunogen

Synthetic peptide (SRSTPVRDRGGRR) corresponding to amino acids 1329 to 1341 of human AcinusL, 602-614 of human AcinusS' or 571-583 of human AcinusS which are identical to mouse Acinus

Positive Control

K562 cell lysate

Formulation

Provided in phosphate buffered saline solution containing 0.02% sodium azide as a preservative

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -20°C. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Target Molecular Weight

220

Product Image

Image Legend

Western blot analysis using anti-Acinus (CT) antibody at 0.5 µg/ml on K562 cell lysate.

Database Links:

SwissProtQ9UKV3Human

References

1. Condensed matter in cell death. Zamzami, N and Kroemer, G. , Nature, 1999 , 401, 127-8

2. Acinus is a caspase-3-activated protein required for apoptotic chromatin condensation. Sahara S, et al., Nature, 1999, 401, 168-73