The Bcl-2 (B-cell leukemia/lymphoma 2) family proteins function to either inhibit (Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL) or promote (Bax and Bad) apoptosis. Similar to other family member, Bad also exhibits sequence homology to Bcl-2. Bad can selectively dimerize with Bcl-xL and Bcl-2, but not with Bax, Bcl-xs, Mcl-1, or itself. In mammalian cells, Bad binds more strongly to Bcl-xL than Bcl-2. This may explain why Bad reverse the death repressor activity of Bcl-xL, but not that of Bcl-2.
Suitable for use in Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1-2ug/ml
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.