|The CACNA1H cacna1h (Catalog #MBS802703) is an Antibody produced from Mouse and is intended for research purposes only. The product is available for immediate purchase. The CaV3.2 Antibody: Biotin reacts with Human and may cross-react with other species as described in the data sheet. MyBioSource\'s Cav3.2 can be used in a range of immunoassay formats including, but not limited to, Western Blot (WB), Immunoprecipitation (IP), Immunocytochemistry (ICC), Immunofluorescence (IF).
1-10ug/mL (WB), 0.1-1.0ug/mL (Perox) (IHC/ICC), 1.0-10ug/mL (IF). Researchers should empirically determine the suitability of the CACNA1H cacna1h for an application not listed in the data sheet. Researchers commonly develop new applications and it is an integral, important part of the investigative research process.
The CACNA1H cacna1h product has the following accession number(s) (GI #53832011) (NCBI Accession #NP_001005407.1) (Uniprot Accession #O95180). Researchers may be interested in using Bioinformatics databases such as those available at The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website for more information about accession numbers and the proteins they represent. Even researchers unfamiliar with bioinformatics databases will find the NCBI databases to be quite user friendly and useful.
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Please refer to the product datasheet for known applications of a given antibody. We\'ve tested the CaV3.2 Antibody: Biotin with the following immunoassay(s):
Testing Data (IHC analysis of Cav3.2 in frozen sections of mouse brain extract.)
Background Info: Detects ~260kDa. No cross-reactivity against Cav1.3 or Cav3.1
Scientific Background: Ion channels are integral membrane proteins that help establish and control the small voltage gradient across the plasma membrane of living cells by allowing the flow of ions down their electrochemical gradient (1). They are present in the membranes that surround all biological cells because their main function is to regulate the flow of ions across this membrane. Whereas some ion channels permit the passage of ions based on charge, others conduct based on an ionic species, such as sodium or potassium. Furthermore, in some ion channels, the passage is governed by a gate which is controlled by chemical or electrical signals, temperature, or mechanical forces. There are a few main classifications of gated ion channels. There are voltage- gated ion channels, ligand-gated, other gating systems and finally those that are classified differently, having more exotic characteristics. The first are voltage- gated ion channels which open and close in response to membrane potential. These are then separated into sodium, calcium, potassium, proton, transient receptor, and cyclic nucleotide-gated channels; each of which is responsible for an unique role. Ligand-gated ion channels are also known as ionotropic receptors, and they open in response to specific ligand molecules binding to the extracellular domain of the receptor protein. The other gated classifications include activation and inactivation by second messengers, inward-rectifier potassium channels, calcium-activated potassium channels, two-pore-domain potassium channels, light-gated channels, mechano-sensitive ion channels and cyclic nucleotide-gated channels. Finally, the other classifications are based on less normal characteristics such as two-pore channels, and transient receptor potential channels (2). Specifically, CaV3.2 is a protein which in humans is encoded by the CACNA1H gene. Studies suggest certain mutations in this gene lead to childhood absence epilepsy (3, 4). Studies also suggest that the up-regulations of CaV3.2 may participate in the progression of prostate cancer toward an androgen-independent stage (5).