- References (7)
Product nameFK506 (Tacrolimus), Immunosuppressant
Biological descriptionImmunosuppressant. Complexes with FKBP-12 to inhibit calcineurin.
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in DMSO to 100 mM
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
Toxic, refer to SDS for further information.
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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab120223 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|Functional Studies||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
ab32518 staining IkBα/β in RAW 264.7 cells treated with FK506 (ab120223), by ICC/IF. Decrease in IkBα/&beta expression correlates with increased concentration of FK506, as described in literature.
The cells were incubated at 37°C for 3h in media containing different concentrations of ab120223 (FK506) in DMSO, fixed with 100% methanol for 5 minutes at -20°C and blocked with PBS containing 10% goat serum, 0.3 M glycine, 1% BSA and 0.1% tween for 2h at room temperature. Staining of the treated cells with ab32518 (1/100 dilution) was performed overnight at 4°C in PBS containing 1% BSA and 0.1% tween. A DyLight 488 goat anti-rabbit polyclonal antibody (ab96899) at 1/250 dilution was used as the secondary antibody. Nuclei were counterstained with DAPI and are shown in blue.
This product has been referenced in:
- Kay JE Structure-function relationships in the FK506-binding protein (FKBP) family of peptidylprolyl cis-trans isomerases. Biochem J 314 ( Pt 2):361-85 (1996). Read more (PubMed: 8670043) »
- Cardenas ME et al. Molecular mechanisms of immunosuppression by cyclosporine, FK506, and rapamycin. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 4:472-7 (1995). Read more (PubMed: 8591053) »
- Liu J FK506 and ciclosporin: molecular probes for studying intracellular signal transduction. Trends Pharmacol Sci 14:182-8 (1993). Read more (PubMed: 7692652) »