Members of the Bcl-2 family proteins all contain Bcl-2 homology domains including BH1, BH2, BH3, and BH4. The BH3 domain is known to be important for the cell killing activity of Bcl-2 members including Bad, Bax, Bid, Bik, and the recently identified BH3 domain containing protein designated Bim/BOD. Bim/BOD interacts with diverse members of the Bcl-2 sub-family including Bcl-2, Bcl-x, and Bcl-w, to induce apoptosis. There are three splice variants: BimL, BimS, and BimEL, all of which share homology in their C-terminal BH3 domains. Of the isoforms, BimS is the most potent inducer of apoptosis. The mRNA of Bim is ubiquitously expressed in multiple tissues and cell lines.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 0.5-4ug/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.