Rabbit anti Human BAG1 antibody
recognizes the C-terminal (CT) region of Bcl-2 associated athanogene-1 (BAG1), a co-chaperone protein which binds to and regulates the 70 kDa heat shock proteins (Hsp70/Hsc70). BAG1 has also been shown to interact with the kinase Raf1, a number of steroid and tyrosine kinase receptors, and the Bcl-2 family of proteins. It is thought to function as a molecular switch between cell growth and differentiation, and cell survival.
The BAG1 gene encodes three different isoforms; a predominantly cytosolic form of ~36 kDa (BAG1S), a ~46 kDa cytosolic and nuclear form (BAG1M), and a predominantly nuclear form ~50 kD (BAG1L).
BAG1 displays potent neuroprotective activity in vivo
against stroke, and could be used for reducing brain injury during cerebral ischemia and neurodegenerative diseases (Kermer et al. 2003
). BAG1 may also promote chemoresistance, growth factor independence, and anchorage independent cell growth in tumour cells.
This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Applications of BAG1 antibody
Where this antibody has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the antibody for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
- Western Blotting
- AHP1170 detects a band of approximately 39kDa in PC-3 cell lysate.