A7549

Sigma-Aldrich

Anti-Apoptosis-Inducing Factor antibody produced in rabbit

IgG fraction of antiserum, buffered aqueous solution

Synonym(s):
Anti-AIF
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.41

biological source

rabbit

Quality Level

antibody form

IgG fraction of antiserum

antibody product type

primary antibodies

clone

polyclonal

form

buffered aqueous solution

mol wt

antigen 57 kDa

species reactivity

human, mouse

packaging

antibody small pack of 25 μL

application(s)

microarray: suitable
western blot: 1:1,000 using human epitheloid carcinoma HeLa cell extract and mouse brain extract

conjugate

unconjugated

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

human ... AIFM1(9131)
mouse ... Aifm1(26926)

General description

Apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF) is encoded by the gene mapped to human chromosome X (Xq25-Xq26). It is a 57 kDa mitochondrial flavoprotein. AIF contains two mitochondrial localization sequences and two putative nuclear localization sequences.
Apoptosis-Inducing Factor (AIF) is a mitochondrial flavoprotein that can induce apoptosis in isolated nuclei. Studies have reported that AIF can induce the realease of cytochrome c and caspase 9. Bcl-2 is known to inhibit AIF release without affecting its apoptotic functions.
Rabbit Anti-AIF antibody recognizes human and mouse AIF (57kDa). Staining of AIF in immunoblotting is specifically inhibited with the AIF immunizing peptide (human, amino acids 593-613).

Immunogen

synthetic peptide corresponding to the C-terminus of human Apoptosis Inducing Factor (AIF), (amino acids 593-613), conjugated to KLH.

Application

Protein lysates from 2CLL, 10 MCl and Jeko-1 cells were analyzed by western blot using anti-AIF as the primary antibody. Cells also underwent intracellular delivery by being transfected with anti-AIF at a final dilution of 1:2500 and then analyzed by FLOW cytometry.
Rabbit Anti-Apoptosis-Inducing Factor (AIF) antibody has been used for immunoblot analysis at 1:1000 and 1:2000 dilutions. The antibody can also be used for microarray applications.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Microinjection of apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF) into the cytoplasm of intact cells induces chromatin condensation, dissipation of the mitochondrial transmembrane potential and exposure of phosphatidylserine in the plasma membrane.

Physical form

Solution in 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4, containing 15 mM sodium azide.

Disclaimer

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storage_class_code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

PARP Inhibitors for Cancer Therapy, 103-117 (2006)
Life with or without AIF
Hangen E, et al.
Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 35(5), 278-287 (2010)
Ricardo Parrondo et al.
Molecular cancer, 9, 182-182 (2010-07-14)
NF-kappaB is a transcription factor that promotes inhibition of apoptosis and resistance to chemotherapy. It is commonly believed that inhibition of NF-kappaB activity can increase sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapy. However, there is evidence that NF-kappaB activation can sensitize...
Juan Ignacio Aguiló et al.
Chemico-biological interactions, 198(1-3), 18-28 (2012-05-23)
Drugs containing the quinone group were tested on hyperproliferative leukemia T cells (HLTC: Jhp and Jws) and parental Jurkat cells. Doxorubicin, menadione and adaphostin produced different effects on these cell lines. Rapid doxorubicin-induced cell death in Jurkat cells was mediated...
Toxic proteins released from mitochondria in cell death
Saelens X, et al.
Oncogene, 23(16), 2861-2861 (2004)

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