Amyloid Beta (AB or Abeta) is a multi-functional peptide of 36-43aa, processed from the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP). It is most commonly known to be associated with Alzheimer's disease since it is the main component of amyloid plaques found in the brains of the diseased subjects. However, it also plays a role in multiple non-disease activities including protection against metal-induced reactive oxidizing species (ROS), modification of cholesterol transport, and potential activity as a transcription factor. It is secreted by platelets into the blood serum and its levels elevate with age.
Suitable for use in Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.