Alpha-crystallin B chain|Alpha(B)-crystallin|Heat shock protein beta-5|HspB5|Renal carcinoma antigen NY-REN-27|Rosenthal fiber component|CRYAB|CRYA2|αB-Crystallin
α-crystallins consist of three gene products, αA, αB and αC-crystallin, which are members of the small heat shock protein family (HSP 20). They are induced by heat shock, and act as molecular chaperones by holding denatured proteins in large soluble aggregates. However, unlike other molecular chaperones, α-crystallins do not renature these proteins. Expression of αA-crystallin is restricted to the lens. Defects in this gene cause autosomal dominant congenital cataracts (ADCC). The human αB-crystallin gene product is expressed in many tissues, including lens, heart and skeletal muscle. Elevated expression of αB-crystallin is associated with many neurological diseases, and a missense mutation in this gene has co-segregated in a family with a Desmin-related myopathy.
Homo Sapiens (Human)
Synthetic peptide, corresponding to amino acids 11-60 of Human Crystallin-αB.
Human, Mouse, Rat
Product: 1 mg/ml in Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) with 0.05% sodium azide, approx. pH 7.2.Specificity: Crystallin-αB (S41) polyclonal antibody detects endogenous levels of Crystallin-αB protein.
The antibody was affinity-purified from rabbit antiserum by affinity-chromatography using epitope-specific immunogen and the purity is > 95% (by SDS-PAGE).
Store at 4°C short term. Aliquot and store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.