Botulinum neurotoxin type B (BoNT/B) is produced by Clostridium botulinum, a genetically diverse class of anaerobic, spore-forming, gram-positive bacilli. Seven different botulinum toxin groups have been identified serologically and are called botulinum toxin type A,B,C,D,E,F, and G. BoNT/B is a two-chain polypeptide with a 100-Daheavy chain, which is responsible for neurospecific binding joined by a disulfide bond to a 50-kD light chain, a zinc-endopeptidase which blocks neurotransmitter release. BoNT/B is one of the most poisonous naturally occurring substances. It inhibits acetylcholine release from neuromuscular junctions while it is used as an important therapeutic mainstay in the treatment of spasticity disorders and as a cosmetic treatment.
Suitable for use in ELISA and Flow Cytometry. Other applications not tested.
Flow Cytometry: 1.2ug/10e6 cells
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.