Gene Symbol
CAST
NCBI Gene ID
831
Application
WB; Antibodies KO Validation
Other Names
BS-17
PLACK
Gene Description
The protein encoded by this gene is an endogenous calpain (calcium-dependent cysteine protease) inhibitor. It consists of an N-terminal domain L and four repetitive calpain-inhibition domains (domains 1-4), and it is involved in the proteolysis of amyloid precursor protein. The calpain/calpastatin system is involved in numerous membrane fusion events, such as neural vesicle exocytosis and platelet and red-cell aggregation. The encoded protein is also thought to affect the expression levels of genes encoding structural or regulatory proteins. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
Quality control
Sanger Sequencing
Storage
Store at -20鈩 upon receiving. Lysate can be diluted with 1脳 SDS sample buffer and will be stable at -20鈩 for 12 months. Minimize freeze-thaw cycles.
Parental Cell Line
HeLa
Reconstitution
To use as WB negative control, spin down briefly and resuspend in 100渭L 1脳 SDS sample buffer (2% SDS, 60 mM Tris-HCl pH 6.8, 10% Glycerol, 0.02% Bromophenol blue, 60 mM beta-mercaptoethanol). Boil the lysate for 3 - 5 minutes before loading it onto gel.
Components
1 vial of knockout cell lysate;
1 vial of parental cell lysate