Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1), a major intracellular antioxidant enzyme, metabolizes superoxide radicals to molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide (1). SOD1 is primarily a cytosolic protein, and is ubiquitously expressed in many tissues at higher levels than in the brain and spinal cord (1, 2). The structural interplay of the conserved disulfide bond and metal-site occupancy in SOD1 is of increasing interest as these post-translational modifications are known to dramatically alter the catalytic chemistry, the subcellular localization, and the susceptibility of the protein to aggregation (3). Defective SOD is linked to motor neuron death and carries implications for understanding and possible treatment of the fatal neurodegenerative disorder familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS) (4).
Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry, Western Blot, Immunohistochemistry, Immunocytochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1:50,000
Flow cytometry: 1:40
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Manufactured incorporating RabMAb(R) technology under Epitomics US patents, No 5,675,063 and 7,429,487, owned by Abcam.