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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab23538 in the following tested applications.

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

  • Applications

    Blocking - Blocking peptide for Anti-Ago1 antibody (ab5070)

  • Form

  • Additional notes

    - 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.

    Information available upon request.

General Info

  • Alternative names

    • AGO1
    • AGO1_HUMAN
    • Argonaute 1
    • Argonaute 1 RISC catalytic component
    • Argonaute1
    • eIF 2C 1
    • eIF-2C 1
    • EIF2C
    • eIF2C 1
    • Eif2c1
    • Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2C 1
    • GERP95
    • Golgi Endoplasmic Reticulum protein 95 kDa
    • hAgo1
    • Protein argonaute 1
    • Protein argonaute-1
    • Putative RNA binding protein Q99
    • Putative RNA-binding protein Q99
    • Q99
    see all
  • Function

    Required for RNA-mediated gene silencing (RNAi). Binds to short RNAs such as microRNAs (miRNAs) or short interfering RNAs (siRNAs), and represses the translation of mRNAs which are complementary to them. Lacks endonuclease activity and does not appear to cleave target mRNAs. Also required for transcriptional gene silencing (TGS) of promoter regions which are complementary to bound short antigene RNAs (agRNAs).
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the argonaute family. Ago subfamily.
    Contains 1 PAZ domain.
    Contains 1 Piwi domain.
  • Cellular localization

    Cytoplasm > P-body.
  • Information by UniProt


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