IkB-alpha protein is a NF-kB inhibitory protein. It binds NF-kB and retains the complex in the cytoplasm, thereby preventing it from entering into nucleus and functioning as a transcription factor. Upon receiving a variety of signals, IkB-alpha undergoes phosphorylation at serine residues by an ubiquitin-dependent protein kinases and finally degraded by the proteasome. Free NF-kB then binds DNA and affects gene expression.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. 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.