Western blot analysis of extracts from mouse and rat brain using GNB3 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
GNB3 Antibody recognizes endogenous levels of total GNB3 protein.Species Reactivity:
Human, Mouse, Rat
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Ile123 of human GNB3 protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding proteins, G proteins, transduce ligand binding to G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) into intracellular responses (1). G proteins are comprised of 3 subunits, alpha (Gα), beta (Gβ), and gamma (Gγ). Upon activation of GPCRs, the receptor promotes the exchange of GDP to GTP of Gα, changing the confirmation of the switch regions within Gα. The receptor bound heterotimeric G protein (inactive) is then released, and dissociates into the GTP-bound Gα (active) monomer and the Gβ/Gγ heterodimer (1,2). Gα activates adenylyl cyclase, which converts ATP to the second messenger cAMP. Gα also activates phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PLC), which catalyzes hydrolysis of the phospholipid of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-biphosphate (PIP2), releasing the second messengers IP3 and 1,2-diacylglycerol (DAG). IP3 activates IP3 receptors to release Ca2+ from the ER. DAG is an activator of protein kinase C (PKC), which in turn activates the Erk1/2 pathway (1,3). The primary function of the Gβ/Gγ heterodimer is to inhibit Gα, although it may also activate second messengers (e.g. PLC pathway) or gate ion channels (e.g. GIRK) (1). Guanine nucleotide-binding protein b3 (GNB3) is an isoform of the b subunit. Research studies have shown that a polymorphism in the GNB3 gene, C825T, is associated with hypertension, obesity, and depression (4).
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