Ago4 antibody (pAb)

Aliases: EIF2C4
Catalog No: 39813 Format: 100 µl $435 Buy
Catalog No: 39814 Format: 10 µl $105 Buy

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Antibody Type:
Polyclonal
Isotype:
IgG
Purification:
Affinity Purified
Host:
Rabbit
Molecular Weight:
100 kDa
Reactivity:
Human

Applications

Western Blot Validated

Application Notes


Validated Applications:
WB: 1:500 - 1:2,000 dilution

Immunogen

This Ago4 antibody was raised against a peptide within the N-terminal region of human Ago4.

Buffer

Purified IgG in 70 mM Tris (pH 8), 105 mM NaCl, 31 mM glycine, 0.07 mM EDTA, 30% glycerol and 0.035% sodium azide. Sodium azide is highly toxic.

References

 
Ago4 antibody (pAb) tested by Western blot.

Ago4 antibody (pAb) tested by Western blot.
MCF-7 whole-cell extract (20 µg) probed with Ago4 antibody at a dilution of 1:1,000.

Background

Argonaute 4 (Ago4, aka EIF2C4) is a member of the Argonaute family of proteins involved in RNAi mediated gene silencing through siRNA and miRNA effectors. The Argonaute proteins are part of RISC, the RNAi Induced Silencing Complex. Ago4 lacks RNase activity and does not appear to cleave target mRNA molecules. It binds to microRNAs (miRNAs) and represses the translation of mRNAs which are complementary to them. Ago4 has both a PAZ and a PIWI domain, indicative of the Argonaute family of proteins.

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Storage

Some products may be shipped at room temperature. This will not affect their stability or performance. Upon receipt, unconjugated antibodies may be stored at -20°C for up to 2 years. Fluorophore- & enzyme-conjugated antibodies should be stored at 4°C. Fluorophore-conjugated antibodies should be protected from light. Keep reagents on ice when not in storage; to avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles, we recommend aliquoting items that will be stored frozen into single-use fractions prior to freezing.

Guarantee

This product is guaranteed for 6 months from date of receipt.

This product is for research use only and is not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Application Key

  • ChIP = Chromatin Immunoprecipitation;
  • DB = Dot Blot;
  • ELISA = Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay;
  • EMSA = Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay
  • FC = Flow Cytometry;
  • ICC = Immunocytochemistry;
  • IF = Immunofluorescence;
  • IHC = Immunohistochemistry;
  • IP = Immunoprecipitation;
  • MeDIP = Methyl-DNA Immunoprecipitation;
  • TR-FRET = Time-Resolved Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer;
  • WB = Western Blotting