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A1/Bfl-1 Antibody #4647
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A1/Bfl-1 Antibody detects endogenous levels of total A1/Bfl-1 protein.Species predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology: Mouse, Rat
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Val40 of rodent A1/Bfl-1.
The Bcl-2-related protein A1 (Bfl-1, BCL2A1) is an anti-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family originally cloned from mouse bone marrow as a granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-inducible gene (1). Expression of A1/Bfl-1 is primarily restricted to hematopoietic cells, although it has been detected in some non-hematopoietic tissues including lung and in endothelial cells (1,2). A1/Bfl-1 protein is rapidly induced by NF-κB and is elevated in response to a variety of factors that stimulate this pathway, including TNF-α and IL-1β, CD40, phorbol ester, and LPS (2-4). As with other Bcl-2 family proteins, A1/Bfl-1 functions by binding and antagonizing pro-apoptotic members of the family (Bid, Bim), which inhibits release of mitochondrial cytochrome c (5). In contrast, research studies indicate that the enzyme calpain cleaves A1/Bfl-1 at specific sites within the amino terminal region, creating pro-apoptotic, carboxy-terminal fragments that promote mitochondrial release of cytochrome c and apoptosis (6). Studies suggest a possible therapeutic strategy of targeting apoptosis through use of the specific A1/Bfl-1 cleavage fragments (7).
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