The precursor of cytochrome c, apocytochrome c, is synthesized in the cytoplasm. Upon translocation into mitochondria, cytochrome c acquires a heme moiety required for functionality in the mitochondrial respiration chain. The heme-bound form of cytochrome c is called holocytochrome c. When released into the cytosol, cytochrome c can activate caspases responsible for apoptosis.
Suitable for use in Western Blot and Immunoprecipitation. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 5-10ug/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.