Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using LACTB Antibody (upper) and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower). Expression levels of LACTB among cell lines are consistent with expectations based on publicly available bioinformatic databases.
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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 nonfat dry milk, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
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 June 2020
Protocol Id: 263
LACTB Antibody recognizes endogenous levels of total LACTB protein.
Human, Mouse, Rat, Monkey
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the carboxy terminus of human LACTB protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
LACTB is a serine beta-lactamase-like protein that is most prominently expressed in skeletal muscle, heart and liver (1). It contains an amino-terminal transmembrane domain and is localized to the mitochondrial intermembrane space, where it is polymerized into stable filaments that promote intramitochondrial membrane organization and micro-compartmentalization (2). Studies in multiple breast cancer cell types have shown that LACTB can function as a tumor suppressor by promoting decreased levels of phosphatidylserine decarboxylase (PISD), leading to reduced cell proliferation (3). In accordance with this, levels of LACTB have been shown to be downregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer and associated with poor prognosis in both (4,5).
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