The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
- 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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Cell recognition molecule Caspr2
Contactin-associated protein-like 2
Homolog of Drosophila neurexin IV
FunctionMay play a role in the formation of functional distinct domains critical for saltatory conduction of nerve impulses in myelinated nerve fibers. Seems to demarcate the juxtaparanodal region of the axo-glial junction.
Tissue specificityPredominantly expressed in nervous system.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in CNTNAP2 are the cause of cortical dysplasia-focal epilepsy syndrome (CDFES) [MIM:610042]. Affected individuals manifest cortical dysplasia, focal epilepsy, relative macrocephaly, and diminished deep-tendon reflexes. Intractable focal seizures begin in early childhood, after which language regression, hyperactivity, impulsive and aggressive behavior, and mental retardation develop. Genetic variations in CNTNAP2 influences susceptibility to autism type 15 (AUTS15) [MIM:612100]. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by disturbance in language, perception and socialization. The disorder is classically defined by a triad of limited or absent verbal communication, a lack of reciprocal social interaction or responsiveness, and restricted, stereotypical, and ritualized patterns of interests and behavior. Note=A chromosomal aberration involving CNTNAP2 is found in a patient with autism spectrum disorder. Paracentric inversion 46,XY,inv(7)(q11.22;q35). The inversion breakpoints disrupt the genes AUTS2 and CNTNAP2.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the neurexin family. Contains 2 EGF-like domains. Contains 1 F5/8 type C domain. Contains 1 fibrinogen C-terminal domain. Contains 4 laminin G-like domains.