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Anti-τ (Tau) antibody produced in rabbit

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Description

General description

Tau (τ), also known as MAPT (microtubule associated protein tau) is encoded by the gene mapped on human chromosome 17q21.3. It is highly expressed in neurons but is most prominent in axons.

Specificity

The antibody shows wide species reactivity. Anti-τ does not react with MAP1, MAP2 or tubulin. the antibody reacts with τ, one of the two major classes of heat stable microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs).

Immunogen

τ proteins from chicken embryo brain microtubules.

Application

Anti-τ (Tau) antibody produced in rabbit has been used in immunoblot analysis.

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Removal of Tau (τ) results in developmental delay and learning disability. It participates in the pathology of Alzheimer′s disease (AD). Tau helps in the assembly and maintenance of microtubule structure.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly and is characterized by gradual loss of cognitive functions. Hallmark pathohistological findings of AD include widespread ...
Carolyn L. Crankshaw
BioFiles v7 n2, 2011, 4–8
Keywords: Alzheimer Disease, Gene expression, Genetic, Genetics, Inflammation, Metabolism, Phosphorylations

Antibody Basics

Immunoglobulins (Igs) are produced by B lymphocytes and secreted into plasma. The Ig molecule in monomeric form is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight of approximately 150 kDa that is shaped more ...
Keywords: Affinity chromatography, Centrifugation, Chromatography, Digestions, Direct immunofluorescence, Gene expression, High performance liquid chromatography, Immunofluorescence, Ion Exchange, Microscopy, Precipitation, Purification, Rheumatology, Scanning electron microscopy

Protocols

Western Blot Protocol | Immunoblotting Protocol

Western Blotting refers to the electrophoretic transfer of proteins from sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gels to sheets of PVDF or nitrocellullose membrane, followed by immunodetection of prote...
Keywords: AGE, Buffers, Cell disruption, Detergents, Dialysis, Electroblotting, Electrophoresis, Enzyme activity, Gel electrophoresis, Immunoprecipitation, PAGE, Protein extraction, Purification, Sample preparations, Western blot

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