β-Tubulin belongs to the subfamily of tubulins, which is the major building block of microtubules. β-tubulin has a molecular weight of 55kDa. β−Tubulin structure is characterized with core of two β -sheets enclosed by a-helices. It also contains an N-terminal domain with the guanine nucleotide-binding region, an intermediate domain with taxol-binding site, and a C-terminal domain that contains the binding surface for molecular motor proteins. Human β-tubulin consists of seven isoforms (β I (class I), β II (class II), β III (class III), β IVa (class IVa), β IVb (class IVb), β V (class V), and β VI (class VI)).
Monoclonal Anti-β-Tubulin (mouse IgG1 isotype) is derived from the D66 hybridoma produced by the fusion of mouse myeloma cells and splenocytes from a BALB/c mouse immunized with a sea urchin (Lytechinus pictus) sperm axonemal proteins.
Recognizes all mouse brain β-tubulin isoforms (β and β′ subpopulations), and sea urchin β2-tubulin. The epitope recognized by the antibody is localized in the C-terminal region of β-tubulin (amino acids 427-432 in sea urchin β2-tubulin).
sea urchin (Lytechinus pictus) sperm axonemal proteins.
Can be used in studies involving the inhibition of flagellar motility in permeabilized sperm models.
Monoclonal Anti-β-Tubulin antibody produced in mouse has also been used in immunofluorescence assay and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
Monoclonal Anti-β-tubulin antibody produced in mouse has been used in western blotting and immunocytochemistry.
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Mutation in the gene leads to various neuronal migration disorders such as lissencephaly, pachygyria and polymicrogyria malformations. B2702 peptide binds to β- tubulin and inhibits natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity and it influences microtubule polymerization, which damages cytoskeleton organization and chaperone-like activity of tubulin. β-1 tubulin, also known as class VI or TUBB1, plays a vital role in platelet production, and is considered to be a potential biomarker candidate for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).
Solution in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4, containing 1% BSA and 15 mM sodium azide.
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