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Product Name Anti-ABCA4 Antibody
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Retinal-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter(ABCA4) detection. Tested with WB in Human.
Cite This Product Anti-ABCA4 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA2065)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-21455|sc-20967|sc-21457|sc-65672|sc-21460 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Isotype N/A
Validated Species Human
Application WB

*Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product in the above tested applications.

**For positive and negative control design, consult "Tissue specificity" under Protein Target Info.

Recommended Detection Systems Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot.
*Blocking peptide can be purchased at $50. Contact us for more information
**Boster also offers various secondary antibodies for Immunoflourescecne and IHC. Take advantage of the buy 1 primary antibody get 1 secondary antibody for free promotion for the entire year 2017!
Immunogen A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminus of human ABCA4(1893-1906aa TLLVQRHFFLSQWI).
Cross Reactivity No cross reactivity with other proteins
Pack Size 100μg/vial

Properties

Clonality Polyclonal
Form Lyophilized
Contents Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.
*carrier free antibody available upon request.
Concentration Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.
Storage At -20˚C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4˚C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20˚C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Purification Immunogen affinity purified.
Isotype N/A

Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)

You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.

Gene Name ABCA4
Protein Name Retinal-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter
Molecular Weight 255944 MW
Protein Function In the visual cycle, acts as an inward-directed retinoid flipase, retinoid substrates imported by ABCA4 from the extracellular or intradiscal (rod) membrane surfaces to the cytoplasmic membrane surface are all-trans-retinaldehyde (ATR) and N-retinyl-phosphatidyl-ethanolamine (NR-PE). Once transported to the cytoplasmic surface, ATR is reduced to vitamin A by trans- retinol dehydrogenase (tRDH) and then transferred to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) where it is converted to 11-cis-retinal. May play a role in photoresponse, removing ATR/NR-PE from the extracellular photoreceptor surfaces during bleach recovery. .
Tissue Specificity Retinal-specific. Seems to be exclusively found in the rims of rod photoreceptor cells.
Sequence Similarities Belongs to the ABC transporter superfamily. ABCA family.
Subcellular Localization Membrane ; Multi-pass membrane protein . Localized to outer segment disk edges of rods and cones, with around one million copies/photoreceptor.
Uniprot ID P78363
Alternative Names Retinal-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter;ATP-binding cassette sub-family A member 4;RIM ABC transporter;RIM protein;RmP;Stargardt disease protein;ABCA4;ABCR;
Research Areas |neuroscience|sensory system|visual system|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Retinal-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter

ABCA4(ATP-Binding Cassette, Subfamily A, Member 4), also known as ABCR, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the ABCA4 gene. ABCA4 is a member of the ATP-binding cassette transporter gene sub-family A(ABC1) found exclusively in multicellular eukaryotes. Using a whole genome radiation hybrid panel, Allikmets et al.(1997) mapped the ABCR gene to 1p21-p13. Allikmets et al.(1997) localized ABCR transcripts exclusively within photoreceptor cells, indicating that ABCR mediates the transport of an essential molecule(or ion) either into or out of photoreceptor cells. Molday et al.(2000) showed by immunofluorescence microscopy and Western blot analysis that ABCR is present in foveal and peripheral cone, as well as rod, photoreceptors. The results suggested that the loss in central vision experienced by patients with Stargardt macular dystrophy arises directly from ABCR-mediated foveal cone degeneration.

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Anti-ABCA4 Antibody
Anti-ABCA4 antibody, PA2065, Western blotting
WB: U87 Cell Lysate
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FAQs

Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugation
A: Yes, please contact us at support@bosterbio.com for more information about BSA-free antibodies and availability. The new BSA-free formula uses trehalose as a replacement to BSA. We have tested many alternative chemicals and found that trehalose protects the antibodies the best.
Q: Is your western blot protocol provided from the website applicable for all your antibodies? Keyword: applications, WB
A: The protocol is applicable for all our antibodies in WB, the NC Membrane(0.45μm or 0.22μm) and transfer time(70 mins or 50 mins) depends on the protein molecular weight, details can be found in included protocol.
Q: Can I conjugate markers to this antibody? Can I link custom conjugates to this antibody? Keyword: conjugation
A: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact support@bosterbio.com
Q: What should I use for negative control?
A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signal
A: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the immunogen sequence of this antibody? Is this antibody polyclonal or monoclonal?
A: You can find the immunogen sequence under "Immunogen" and clonality in the product name.
Q: What is the expected band size? Why is it different than the observed band size?
A: The expected band size is predicted on the size of the protein. The actual band size may be affected by a few other factors including but not limited to:
1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected
2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands

3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody.

4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.
5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher.,
Q: What is the suggested dilution ratio for Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and or ELISA standards? What is the optimal pH for the sample?
A: Check the datasheet for the product for details on dilution ratios for different experiments. You can find the datasheet button on the right side of the product page.
Q: What is the protocol you used for your Western blotting (WB) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?
A: Check our protocols under the tech support tab.
Q: What are some alternative names that could be used to describe this product?
A: Some common names include but are not limited to abca4 antibody, rmp antibody