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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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Sphingosine Kinase 1a (mouse recombinant, N-terminal His tag)

  • Product Code: X1850E
  • Size: 10 µg
  • Availability: In Stock In Stock
  • Price (USD): $361

Cat #

X1850E		 Quantity:      

Data Sheet

Product Name

Sphingosine Kinase 1a (mouse recombinant, N-terminal His tag)

Host/Source

Sf9 cells

Product Type

Active Enzyme

Reactivity

Mouse

Applications

Enzyme Kinetic studies, screening inhibitors, selectivity profiling

Size

10 µg

Price (USD)

$361

Background

Sphingolipids have emerged as central signaling molecules regulating a variety of fundamental cell responses such as cell death and differentiation, proliferation and inflammation. Ceramide has been a main focus of research since it possesses pro-apoptotic capacity in many cell types. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), which is generated from ceramide by the actions of ceramidase and sphingosine kinase can potently induce cell proliferation via binding to and activation of the S1P family of receptors. The balance between ceramide and sphingosine-1-phosphate determines whether cells undergo apoptosis or proliferate, two cell responses that are critically involved in tumor development. The amino acid sequence for sphingosine kionase 1a differs from sphingosine kinase 1 only in the absence of a valine at position 4 of sphingosine kinase 1a.

Immunogen

Baclovirus infected Sf9 cells

Formulation

Provided in 25 mM Tris-HCl, 75 mM NaCl, pH 8.0, 0.05% Tween, 3 mM DTT and 50% glycerol

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -80°C. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Target Molecular Weight

47.10

Database Links:

SwissProtAF415213Human

References

1. Delon, C., etal., J. Biol. Chem 279 (43) 44763-44774 (2004)

2. Taha, TA etal., FASEB J. 20(3):482-4 (2005)