Overview

  • Product name

    Anti-Bcl-2 antibody [NOR 235J]
    See all Bcl-2 primary antibodies
  • Description

    Rat monoclonal [NOR 235J] to Bcl-2
  • Host species

    Rat
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein. This information is considered to be commercially sensitive.

  • Positive control

    • IHC-P: Human tonsil tissue.
  • General notes

    This antibody clone is manufactured by Abcam. If you require a custom buffer formulation or conjugation for your experiments, please contact orders@abcam.com.

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab241548 in the following tested applications.

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

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-P Use a concentration of 0.5 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.

Target

  • Function

    Suppresses apoptosis in a variety of cell systems including factor-dependent lymphohematopoietic and neural cells. Regulates cell death by controlling the mitochondrial membrane permeability. Appears to function in a feedback loop system with caspases. Inhibits caspase activity either by preventing the release of cytochrome c from the mitochondria and/or by binding to the apoptosis-activating factor (APAF-1). May attenuate inflammation by impairing NLRP1-inflammasome activation, hence CASP1 activation and IL1B release (PubMed:17418785).
  • Tissue specificity

    Expressed in a variety of tissues.
  • Involvement in disease

    A chromosomal aberration involving BCL2 has been found in chronic lymphatic leukemia. Translocation t(14;18)(q32;q21) with immunoglobulin gene regions. BCL2 mutations found in non-Hodgkin lymphomas carrying the chromosomal translocation could be attributed to the Ig somatic hypermutation mechanism resulting in nucleotide transitions.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the Bcl-2 family.
  • Domain

    BH1 and BH2 domains are required for the interaction with BAX and for anti-apoptotic activity.
    The BH4 motif is required for anti-apoptotic activity and for interaction with RAF1 and EGLN3.
    The loop between motifs BH4 and BH3 is required for the interaction with NLRP1.
  • Post-translational
    modifications

    Phosphorylation/dephosphorylation on Ser-70 regulates anti-apoptotic activity. Growth factor-stimulated phosphorylation on Ser-70 by PKC is required for the anti-apoptosis activity and occurs during the G2/M phase of the cell cycle. In the absence of growth factors, BCL2 appears to be phosphorylated by other protein kinases such as ERKs and stress-activated kinases. Phosphorylated by MAPK8/JNK1 at Thr-69, Ser-70 and Ser-87, wich stimulates starvation-induced autophagy. Dephosphorylated by protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A).
    Proteolytically cleaved by caspases during apoptosis. The cleaved protein, lacking the BH4 motif, has pro-apoptotic activity, causes the release of cytochrome c into the cytosol promoting further caspase activity.
    Monoubiquitinated by PARK2, leading to increase its stability. Ubiquitinated by SCF(FBXO10), leading to its degradation by the proteasome.
  • Cellular localization

    Mitochondrion outer membrane. Nucleus membrane. Endoplasmic reticulum membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • Apoptosis regulator Bcl 2 antibody
    • Apoptosis regulator Bcl-2 antibody
    • Apoptosis regulator Bcl2 antibody
    • AW986256 antibody
    • B cell CLL/lymphoma 2 antibody
    • B cell leukemia/lymphoma 2 antibody
    • Bcl-2 antibody
    • Bcl2 antibody
    • BCL2_HUMAN antibody
    • C430015F12Rik antibody
    • D630044D05Rik antibody
    • D830018M01Rik antibody
    • Leukemia/lymphoma, B-cell, 2 antibody
    • Oncogene B-cell leukemia 2 antibody
    • PPP1R50 antibody
    • Protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 50 antibody
    • Protein phosphatase 1, regulatory subunit 50 antibody
    see all

Images

  • IHC image of Bcl-2 staining in a section of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded normal human tonsil* performed on a Leica BOND™ system using the standard Protocol F.

    The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20mins. The section was then incubated with ab241548, 0.5 µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with hematoxylin and mounted with DPX.

    The inset secondary-only control image is taken from an identical assay without primary antibody.

    For other IHC staining systems (automated and non-automated) customers should optimize variable parameters such as antigen retrieval conditions, primary antibody concentration and antibody incubation times.

    *Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

References

ab241548 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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