Anti-alpha 2 Macroglobulin antibody (ab5722)

Overview

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab5722 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Notes
WB Use a concentration of 0.5 - 2 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 725 kDa.

Target

  • FunctionIs able to inhibit all four classes of proteinases by a unique 'trapping' mechanism. This protein has a peptide stretch, called the 'bait region' which contains specific cleavage sites for different proteinases. When a proteinase cleaves the bait region, a conformational change is induced in the protein which traps the proteinase. The entrapped enzyme remains active against low molecular weight substrates (activity against high molecular weight substrates is greatly reduced). Following cleavage in the bait region a thioester bond is hydrolyzed and mediates the covalent binding of the protein to the proteinase.
  • Tissue specificitySecreted in plasma.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the protease inhibitor I39 (alpha-2-macroglobulin) family.
  • Developmental stageContrary to the rat protein, which is an acute phase protein, this protein is always present at high levels in circulation.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Target information above from: UniProt accession P01023 The UniProt Consortium
    The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) in 2010
    Nucleic Acids Res. 38:D142-D148 (2010) .

    Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • A2M antibody
    • A2MG_HUMAN antibody
    • Alpha 2 M antibody
    • Alpha 2M antibody
    • Alpha-2-M antibody
    • Alpha-2-macroglobulin antibody
    • C3 and PZP-like alpha-2-macroglobulin domain-containing protein 5 antibody
    • CPAMD5 antibody
    • DKFZp779B086 antibody
    • FWP007 antibody
    • S863 7 antibody
    see all

References for Anti-alpha 2 Macroglobulin antibody (ab5722)

ab5722 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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