The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Blocking - Blocking peptide for Anti-Kindlin antibody (ab68041)
Purity70 - 90% by HPLC.
- First try to dissolve a small amount of peptide in either water or buffer. The more charged residues on a peptide, the more soluble it is in aqueous solutions. - If the peptide doesn’t dissolve try an organic solvent e.g. DMSO, then dilute using water or buffer. - Consider that any solvent used must be compatible with your assay. If a peptide does not dissolve and you need to recover it, lyophilise to remove the solvent. - Gentle warming and sonication can effectively aid peptide solubilisation. If the solution is cloudy or has gelled the peptide may be in suspension rather than solubilised. - Peptides containing cysteine are easily oxidised, so should be prepared in solution just prior to use.
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Preparation and Storage
Stability and Storage
Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
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Chromosome 20 open reading frame 42
Fermitin family homolog 1
Fermitin family member 1
Kindlin syndrome protein
Unc 112 related protein 1
Unc-112-related protein 1
Unc112 related protein
FunctionInvolved in cell adhesion. Contributes to integrin activation. When coexpressed with talin, potentiates activation of ITGA2B. Required for normal keratinocyte proliferation. Required for normal polarization of basal keratinocytes in skin, and for normal cell shape. Required for normal adhesion of keratinocytes to fibronectin and laminin, and for normal keratinocyte migration to wound sites. May mediate TGF-beta 1 signaling in tumor progression.
Tissue specificityExpressed in brain, skeletal muscle, kidney, colon, adrenal gland, prostate, and placenta. Weakly or not expressed in heart, thymus, spleen, liver, small intestine, bone marrow, lung and peripheral blood leukocytes. Overexpressed in some colon and lung tumors. In skin, it is localized within the epidermis and particularly in basal keratocytes. Not detected in epidermal melanocytes and dermal fibroblasts.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in FERMT1 are the cause of Kindler syndrome (KINDS) [MIM:173650]. An autosomal recessive skin disorder characterized by skin blistering, photosensitivity, progressive poikiloderma, and extensive skin atrophy. Additional clinical features include gingival erosions, ocular, esophageal, gastrointestinal and urogenital involvement, and an increased risk of mucocutaneous malignancy. Note=Although most FERMT1 mutations are predicted to lead to premature termination of translation, and to loss of FERMT1 function, significant clinical variability is observed among patients. There is an association of FERMT1 missense and in-frame deletion mutations with milder disease phenotypes, and later onset of complications (PubMed:21936020).
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the kindlin family. Contains 1 FERM domain. Contains 1 PH domain.
DomainThe FERM domain is not correctly detected by PROSITE or Pfam techniques because it contains the insertion of a PH domain. The FERM domain contains the subdomains F1, F2 and F3. It is preceded by a F0 domain with a ubiquitin-like fold. The F0 domain is required for integrin activation and for localization at focal adhesions.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm > cytoskeleton. Cell junction > focal adhesion. Cell projection > ruffle membrane. Constituent of focal adhesions. Localized at the basal aspect of skin keratinocytes, close to the cell membrane. Colocalizes with filamentous actin. Upon TGFB1 treatment, it localizes to membrane ruffles.