BIK antibody

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Rabbit anti BIK (N-Terminal)

Product Type
Polyclonal Antibody
Isotype
Polyclonal IgG
Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
AHP1172
Datasheet
C WB
MSDS
0.1 mg loader

Rabbit anti Human Bik antibody recognizes the N-terminal (NT) region of Bcl-2-interacting killer (Bik) also known as natural born killer (Nbk). Bik is a Bcl-2 homology domain 3 (BH3)-only protein of ~18 kDa which requires the BAX gene for activation. Bik forms heterodimers with various antiapoptotic proteins such as Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL, inhibiting their antiapoptotic function. This can result in the release of Ca2+ and cytochrome C into the cytosol, leading to apoptosis.

Loss of Bik is a common feature of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and is thought to act as a renal tissue-specific tumour suppressor gene.

Product Details

Target Species
Human
Species Cross-Reactivity
Target SpeciesCross Reactivity
Mouse
N.B. Antibody reactivity and working conditions may vary between species.
Product Form
Purified IgG - liquid
Antiserum Preparation
Antisera to Bik were raised by repeated immunisations of rabbits with highly purified antigen. Purified IgG prepared by affinity chromatography.
Buffer Solution
Phosphate buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
0.02%Sodium Azide
Immunogen
15 amino acid peptide from near the amino terminus of human Bik.
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml

Storage Information

Storage
Store at +4oC or at -20oC if preferred.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
Guarantee
12 months from date of despatch

More Information

UniProt
Q13323
Entrez Gene
BIK
GO Terms
GO:0006915 apoptosis
GO:0016021 integral to membrane
GO:0006917 induction of apoptosis
GO:0012505 endomembrane system
Regulatory
For research purposes only

Applications of BIK antibody

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.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Immunohistology - Frozen
Western Blotting 1 2ug/ml
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
AHP1172 detects a band of approximately 18kDa in Jurkat cell lysates.

Secondary Antibodies Available

Description Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):Biotin STAR121B E WB 1 mg loader
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):FITC STAR121F F 1 mg loader
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (Fc):HRP STAR121P E WB 1 mg loader
Goat anti Rabbit IgG (H/L):HRP STAR124P C E WB 1 mg loader
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:FITC STAR34B C F 1 mg loader
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:RPE STAR35A F 1 ml loader
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:DyLight®488 STAR36D488GA F IF WB 0.1 mg
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:DyLight®680 STAR36D680GA F IF WB 0.1 mg
Sheep anti Rabbit IgG:Dylight®800 STAR36D800GA F IF WB 0.1 mg

Useful Reagents Available

Description Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
TidyBlot Western Blot Detection Reagent:HRP STAR209P WB* 0.5 ml

Product Specific References

Further Reading

  1. Mathai, J.P. et al. (2005) BH3-only BIK regulates BAX,BAK-dependent release of Ca2+ from endoplasmic reticulum stores and mitochondrial apoptosis during stress-induced cell death.
    J Biol Chem. 280 (25): 23829-36.
  2. Real, P.J. et al. (2006) Transcriptional activation of the proapoptotic bik gene by E2F proteins in cancer cells.
    FEBS Lett. 580 (25): 5905-9.
  3. Sturm, I. et al. (2006) Loss of the tissue-specific proapoptotic BH3-only protein Nbk/Bik is a unifying feature of renal cell carcinoma.
    Cell Death Differ. 13 (4): 619-27.