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Anti-Calcium Channel (α1C Subunit) (L-type of Voltage-gated Ca2+ Channel) antibody produced in rabbit

affinity isolated antibody



Related Categories Alphabetical Index, Antibodies, Antibodies for Cell Biology, Antibodies to Calcium Channels, Antibodies to Ion Channels,
species reactivity   rabbit, mouse, rat, human
application(s)   immunohistochemistry: suitable using Rat brain sections
  western blot: 1:200 using Rat brain and rat heart membranes
clone   polyclonal
antibody form   affinity isolated antibody
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   mouse ... Cacna1c(12288)
biological source   rabbit
conjugate   unconjugated



synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 848 to 865 of rat α1C.

General description

L-type of Voltage-gated Ca2+ Channels (L-type VGCC) is a high voltage-activated channel that exerts spatial and temporal control over cellular calcium concentrations and modulates function such as neurotransmitter release, hormone secretion, muscle contraction, electrical activity, cell metabolism and proliferation, gene expression and neuronal survival. Calcium dependent processes are important in synaptic modification and thus alterations in calcium channel function may be important for both modifying synaptic plasticity and also in age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Calcium channel antagonists are used as antiarrhythmics and in the treatment of hypertension and may even be neuroprotective in Parkinson’s Disease. Calcium Channel α1C subunit is a pore-forming subunit that together with β subunits generates the necessary signal for membrane targeting of class C L-type calcium channels.

Physical form

Lyophilized from phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4, containing 1% bovine serum albumin and 0.05% sodium azide.


Anti-Voltage-gated Calcium Channel α1C subunit recognizes the α1C subunit by immunoblotting in rat brain and rat heart membranes. Reactivity has been confirmed for rat, mouse, rabbit and human.


Applications in which this antibody has been used successfully, and the associated peer-reviewed papers, are given below.
Immunohistochemistry (1 paper)

Rabbit polyclonal anti-Calcium Channel α1C subunit antibody is used to tag class C L-type calcium channel subunit α1C for detection and quantitation by immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical (IHC) techniques such as ELISA, immunoblotting, and immunoprecipitation. It is used as a probe to determine the presence and roles of calcium channel subunit α1C in class C L-type voltage-gated Ca2+ channel subunit complexes.

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Antihypertensive Agents

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