Amyloid precursor protein cleaved by caspase-6
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) functions as a cell surface receptor in the synapses of neurons and is implicated in neurite growth, neuronal adhesion, axonogenesis and cell mobility. APP is known as the precursor molecule whose proteolysis generates beta amyloid. Defects in APP are the cause of Alzheimer’s disease type 1 and of amyloidosis cerebroarterial. Caspase activation has been found to have a central role in neuronal death and chronic neurodegenerations such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Proteolytic cleavage of specific substrates has also been demonstrated to be an important cellular event in the pathogenesis of AD and inhibition of cleavage of APP by caspase-6 was demonstrated to suppress synapse loss, dentate gyral atrophy, and memory loss.
Recommend starting dilution:
If reconstituted with deionized water in 50 µl: WB 1: 5000. Optimal dilution has to be determined by the user.
Lyophilized antibodies can be kept at 4ºC for up to 3 months and should be kept at -20ºC for long-term storage (2 years). To avoid freeze-thaw cycles, reconstituted antibodies should be aliquoted before freezing for long-term (1 year) storage (-80ºC) or kept at 4ºC for short-term usage (2 months). For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made with the assay buffer. After the maximum long-term storage period (2 years lyophilized or 1 year reconstituted) antibodies should be tested in your assay with a standard sample to verify if you have noticed any decrease in their efficacy.