Western blot shows lysates of MCF‑7 human breast cancer cell line, HeLa human cervical epithelial carcinoma cell line, and C2C12 mouse myoblast cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 0.1 µg/mL of Rabbit Anti-Human/Mouse HSP27 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1580) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Rabbit IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF008). A specific band was detected for HSP27 at approximately 27 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 2.
Simple Western lane view shows lysates of HeLa human cervical epithelial carcinoma cell line, loaded at 0.2 mg/mL. A specific band was detected for HSP27 at approximately 31 kDa (as indicated) using 0.5 µg/mL of Rabbit Anti-Human/Mouse HSP27 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1580). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using the 12-230 kDa separation system.
Simple Western lane view shows lysates of C2C12 mouse myoblast cell line, loaded at 0.2 mg/mL. A specific band was detected for HSP27 at approximately 31 kDa (as indicated) using 0.5 µg/mL of Rabbit Anti-Human/Mouse HSP27 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1580). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using the 12-230 kDa separation system.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a family of highly conserved stress response proteins. Heat shock proteins function primarily as molecular chaperones by facilitating the folding of other cellular proteins, preventing protein aggregation or targeting improperly folded proteins to specific degradative pathways. HSPs are typically expressed at low levels under normal physiological conditions but are dramatically up-regulated in response to cellular stress. Elevated levels of HSPs have been observed in association with ischemia/reperfusion, cancer, and chronic heart failure. HSP27, also known as HSPB1, is a member of the small heat shock protein family, which also includes HSP25 and the alpha -crystallins. HSP27 forms a large oligomer and the extent of phosphorylation plays a role in determining specific functions. HSP27 also functions as an anti-apoptotic molecule, regulating apoptosis through direct interaction with key components of the apoptotic pathway. HSP27 binds and sequesters cytochrome c released from the mitochondria in response to an apoptotic stimulus. This prevents the proper assembly of the apoptosome and subsequently, the activation of procaspase-9 and procaspase-3. Full length human HSP27 shares 83% and 81% aa identity with mouse and rat HSP27, respectively.
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Heat Shock Protein 27
Entrez Gene IDs:
3315 (Human); 15510 (Mouse); 24471 (Rat)
28 kDa heat shock protein; DKFZp586P1322; Estrogen-regulated 24 kDa protein; Heat shock 27 kDa protein; heat shock 27kD protein 1; heat shock 27kDa protein 1; heat shock protein beta-1; HMN2B; HS.76067; HSP25; HSP27HSP 27; HSP28CMT2F; HSPB1; SRP27; Stress-responsive protein 27
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