|Product Name||Anti-Stra8 Antibody|
|Storage & Handling||At -20°C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4°C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20°C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.|
|Description||Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 protein homolog(STRA8) detection. Tested with WB in Human.|
|Cite This Product||Anti-Stra8 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA1685)|
|Contents/Buffer||Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.|
|Immunogen||A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminus of human Stra8(313-330aa DEEMIMLQCTETFDDEDL).|
Assay Dilutions Overview
Western blot, 0.1-0.5μg/ml, Human
Boster's Secondary Antibodies And IHC, WB Kits
The following reagents are used to generate the images below.Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot.
Images And Assay Conditions
Anti-Stra8 antibody, PA1685, Western blotting
Lane 1: A231 Cell Lysate
Lane 2: JURKAT Cell Lysate
Lane 3: HT1080 Cell Lysate
Lane 4: SCG Cell Lysate
Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)
|Protein Name||Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 protein homolog|
|Tissue Specificity||Expressed specifically in testis. .|
|Alternative Names||Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 protein homolog;STRA8 ;|
|Subcellular Localization||Cytoplasm .|
|Molecular Weight||36908 MW|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.
|Protein Function||Meiosis-inducer required for the transition into meiosis for both female and male germ cells. In female germ cells, required for premeiotic DNA replication and subsequent events in meiotic prophase (By similarity). .|
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|Background||Stra8, stimulated by retinoic acid 8, is expressed in embryonic ovaries just before meiotic initiation, whereas in testis it is expressed after birth. The STRA8 gene contains 9 exons. And this gene is mapped to chromosome 7q31. Retinoic acid(RA) signaling was required for Stra8 expression, and therefore initiation of meiosis, in embryonic mouse ovaries. RA was sufficient to induce Stra8 expression in embryonic testis. Cyp26-mediated RA metabolism was responsible for delaying Stra8 expression in embryonic testis. Since RA signaling regulated Stra8 expression in both embryonic ovaries and adult testis, it was said this portion of the meiotic initiation pathway may be identical in both sexes.|
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Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugationA: Yes, please contact us at [email protected] for more information about BSA-free antibodies and availability. The new BSA-free formula uses trehalose as a replacement to BSA. We have tested many alternative chemicals and found that trehalose protects the antibodies the best.
Q: Is your western blot protocol provided from the website applicable for all your antibodies? Keyword: applications, WBA: The protocol is applicable for all our antibodies in WB, the NC Membrane(0.45μm or 0.22μm) and transfer time(70 mins or 50 mins) depends on the protein molecular weight, details can be found in included protocol.
Q: Can I conjugate markers to this antibody? Can I link custom conjugates to this antibody? Keyword: conjugationA: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact [email protected]
Q: What should I use for negative control?A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signalA: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the immunogen sequence of this antibody? Is this antibody polyclonal or monoclonal?A: You can find the immunogen sequence under "
Q: What is the expected band size? Why is it different than the observed band size?A: The expected band size is predicted on the size of the protein. The actual band size may be affected by a few other factors including but not limited to:<br>1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected<br>2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands <br><br>3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody. <br><br>4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.<br>5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher., <br>
Q: What is the suggested dilution ratio for Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and or ELISA standards? What is the optimal pH for the sample?A: Check the datasheet for the product for details on dilution ratios for different experiments. You can find the datasheet button on the right side of the product page.
Q: What is the protocol you used for your Western blotting (WB) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?A: Check our protocols under the tech support tab.