Detection of Rat BOK by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of E. coli transfected with an inducible expression vector containing rat BOK. PVDF membrane was probed with 0.8 µg/mL Rabbit Anti-Rat BOK Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF825) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Rabbit IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF008). A specific band for BOK was detected at approximately ??? kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 4.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
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.
BOK (Bcl-2-related Ovarian Killer) is a 23-kDa pro-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family of proteins. BOK has three conserved Bcl-2 homology domains (BH1, 2, and 3) and a C-terminal transmembrane domain, but does not contain the anti-apoptotic BH4 domain. BOK interacts strongly with some anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins (Mcl-1, BHRF1, and A1) and not at all with pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins. The tissue distribution of BOK is restricted to reproductive tissues and it is highly expressed in ovary, testis, and uterus.
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