This polyclonal antibody is formulated in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) pH 7.4 containing 0.02% sodium azide as a preservative.
Storage and Handling
This polyclonal antibody is stable for at least one week when stored at 2-8°C. For long term storage, aliquot in working volumes without diluting and store at –20°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles.
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Each investigator should determine their own optimal working dilution for specific applications. See directions on lot specific datasheets, as information may periodically change.
Rabbit Anti-Human IκB Kinase Alpha (IKKα) recognizes an epitope near the C-terminus of Human IKKα. This polyclonal antibody was purified using affinity chromatography.
Nuclear factor κ B (NF-κB) is a ubiquitous transcription factor and an essential mediator of gene expression during activation of immune and inflammatory responses. NF-κB mediates the expression of a great variety of genes in response to extracellular stimuli including IL-1, TNFα and bacteria product LPS. NF-κB is associated with IkB proteins in the cell cytoplasm, which inhibit NF-κB activity. The long-sought IκB kinase (IKK), which phosphorylates IκB, and mediates IκB degradation and NF-κB activation, was recently identified by several laboratories.1-4 IKK is a serine protein kinase, and the IKK complex contains α and β subunits (IKKα and IKKΒ). IKKα and IKKβ interact with each other and both are essential for the NF-κB activation. IKKα specifically phosphorylates IκB-α. IKKα is expressed in a variety of human tissues.
References & Citations
1. DiDonato, JA. et al. (1997) Nature 388:548
2. Regnier, CH. et al. (1997) Cell 90:373
3. Zandi, E. et al. (1997) Cell 91:243
4. Woronicz, JD. et al. (1997) Science 278:866
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