Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using FKBP4 Antibody.
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Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA and 50% glycerol. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v BSA, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody datasheet or product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
From sample preparation to detection, the reagents you need for your Western Blot are now in one convenient kit: #12957 Western Blotting Application Solutions Kit
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised November 2013
Reprobing of an existing membrane is a convenient means to immunoblot for multiple proteins independently when only a limited amount of sample is available. It should be noted that for the best possible results a fresh blot is always recommended. Reprobing can be a valuable method but with each reprobing of a blot there is potential for increased background signal. Additionally, it is recommended that you verify the removal of the first antibody complex prior to reprobing so that signal attributed to binding of the new antibody is not leftover signal from the first immunoblotting experiment. This can be done by re-exposing the blot to ECL reagents and making sure there is no signal prior to adding the next primary antibody.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalently purified water.
posted June 2005
revised October 2016
Protocol Id: 10
FKBP4 Antibody recognizes endogenous levels of total FKBP4 protein. This antibody does not cross-react with other FKBP proteins.Species Reactivity:
Human, Mouse, Rat, Hamster, Monkey
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Met440 of human FKBP4 protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
FKBP4 (also known as FKBP52) is a member of the immunophilin protein family. FKBP4 does not demonstrate appreciable immunosuppressant activity typical of this family, despite its ability to bind the immunosuppressants FK506 and rapamycin (1,2). While FKBP4 plays an important role in immunoregulatory gene expression in B and T lymphocytes, its role in regulating steroid hormone receptor signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics is garnering significant interest. FKBP4 contains two petidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) domains, the first of which is implicated in steroid receptor signaling while the second interacts with tubulin and other cytoskeletal components. The maturation of cytoplasmic steroid hormone receptors into a functional conformation requires multiple chaperone and co-chaperone components, including HSP90, p23, and FKBP4 (3,4). FKBP4 interacts with HSP90 to facilitate the folding of androgen, glucocorticoid, and progesterone steroid hormone receptors. Indeed, the functionality of these receptors is impaired in the absence of FKBP4, and research studies have found that null mice demonstrate signs of androgen insensitivity syndrome (5). In addition, FKBP4, which is expressed at high levels in the brain, interacts with hyperphosphorylated Tau and antagonizes Tau's ability to promote microtubule polymerization (6). FKBP4 can also suppress amyloid β toxicity in Drosophila by processing APP (Alzheimer's Amyloid Precursor Protein) to unfold aggregates (7).
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