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αB-Crystallin (human), (recombinant) (His-tag)

ADI-SPP-228-050 50 µg 219.00 USD
ADI-SPP-228-200 200 µg 626.00 USD
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Alternative Name:CRYAB, HspB5, Heat shock protein β-5
MW:~26kDa (observed)
Source:Produced in E. coli. Human αB-Crystallin is fused at the N-terminus to a His-tag.
UniProt ID:P02511
Formulation:Liquid. In 50mM TRIS, pH 7.5, containing 50mM sodium chloride and 1mM EDTA.
Purity:≥95% (SDS-PAGE; Western blot)
Purity Detail:Purified by multi-step chromatography.
Application Notes:Western blot control.
Shipping:Dry Ice
Long Term Storage:-80°C
Scientific Background:Alpha-crystallins, composed of alpha A (~20 kDa) and alpha B (~20 kDa) subunits, are major water-soluble proteins accounting for almost 50% of total protein in the mammalian transparent eye lens and they are also found in a variety of other tissues. The two other crystallin families, beta and gamma, are homologous to each other but not to the alpha family or the sHSP’s. Alpha-crystallins are also referred to as small heat shock proteins, since they are induced by increased temperature in a variety of organisms. The alpha-crystallins have sequence homology as well as structural and functional similarities with the small HSP’s such as HSP25/27. Most small heat shock proteins have four common structural and functional features: (i) molecular weight between 12 and 43kDa; (ii) the formation of large oligomeric complexes composed of alpha A-crystallin, alphaB-crystallin and HSP25/27; (iii) the moderately conserved alpha-crystallin domain in the central region of the protein; and (iv) molecular chaperone activity. The alpha-crystallin domain comprises approximately 90 residues, is bounded by variable N-terminal and C-terminal extensions and is involved in oligomer assembly. Oligomers can reach 800kDa or more and are dynamic, exhibiting subunit exchanges and organizational plasticity, possibly leading to functional diversity. Phosphorylation of serine residues occurs during development and in response to stress, and usually decreases oligomer size. Chaperone activity requires, and is modulated by, oligomerization and is limited to binding unfolded intermediates to prevent irreversible aggregation, although productive release and refolding of denatured proteins requires close cooperation with other chaperones. Other proposed functions include a role in membrane stabilization and modulation of intermediate filament organization during physiological stress and neurodegenerative disease.
Regulatory Status:RUO - Research Use Only
αB-Crystallin (human), (recombinant) (His-tag) Western blot
Western Blot analysis: Lane 1: MW marker, Lane 2: human recombinant alpha B-crystallin, Lane 3: bovine native alphaA Crystallin, Lane 4: bovine native alpha B-crystallin. Left: probed with alpha B-crystallin antibody. Right: probed with alpha A-crystallin antibody.
αB-Crystallin (human), (recombinant) (His-tag) SDS-PAGE
SDS-PAGE analysis: Lane 1: MWM, Lane 2: 1µg, Lane 3: 2µg, Lane 4: 5µg alpha B-Crystallin.
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αB-Crystallin (human), (recombinant) (His-tag) Western blot αB-Crystallin (human), (recombinant) (His-tag) SDS-PAGE

Product Literature References

HSP27 is a partner of JAK2-STAT5 and a potential therapeutic target in myelofibrosis : M. Sevin, et al.; Nat. Commun. 9, 1431 (2018), Application(s): Biolayer interferometry technology, Abstract; Full Text

General Literature References

Alpha-crystallin-type heat shock proteins: socializing minichaperones in the context of a multichaperone network: F. Narberhaus; Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 66, 64 (2002), Abstract;
Small heat shock proteins, the cytoskeleton, and inclusion body formation: M.W. Head & J.E. Goldman; Neuropathol. Appl. Neurobiol. 26, 304 (2000), Abstract;
Structure and function of small heat shock/alpha-crystallin proteins: established concepts and emerging ideas: T.H. MacRae; Cell Mol. Life Sci. 57, 899 (2000), Abstract;
Macromolecular structure of the eye lens: R.C. Augusteyn & A.Stevens; Progress in Polymer Science 23, 375 (1998),
Structural and functional similarities of bovine alpha-crystallin and mouse small heat-shock protein. A family of chaperones: K.B. Merck, et al.; J. Biol. Chem. 268, 1046 (1993), Abstract;

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