Mouse Anti-Mouse Bax
Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a well-documented phenomenon in many cellular systems.
It plays a key role in tissue and organ development as well as in adult tissues during cell turnover. Apoptosis can be induced by a variety of internal and external stimuli including growth factor deprivation, cytokine treatment, antigen-receptor engagement, cell-cell interactions, irradiation and glucocorticoid treatment.
Bax is a member of the Bcl-2 family of apoptosis-associated proteins and, although it is similar in structure to Bcl-2, Bax exerts a pro-apoptotic rather than an anti-apoptotic effect on cells. Bax targets mitochondrial membranes, inducing mitochondrial damage and subsequent cell death in a caspase-independent manner, presumably via their ion channel-forming activity. These channels may then function to promote a mitochondrial permeability transition or to puncture the outer mitochondrial membrane. In addition to forming homodimer, Bax can heterodimerize with Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL proteins. This heterodimerization between pro- and anti-apoptotic family members may serve a titration function and act as a sensor for the programmed cell death program.
Mab 5B7 is specific for mouse Bax.
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Mouse Anti-Mouse Bax-UNLB
- purified, unlabeled antibody
- fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled
- tetramethlyrhodamine isothiocyanate
- alkaline phosphatase-labeled
- horseradish peroxidase-labeled
- Texas Red
- R-phycoerythrin/Texas Red
- low endotoxin/azide-free
(SPRD) is a tandem conjugate of R-phycoerythrin and CY
5. It was developed as a reagent for 3-color flow cytometry on instruments with only 488 nm excitation source. It requires minimal (0-2%) FL2/FL3 compensation.
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