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For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v nonfat dry milk, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised June 2020
Protocol Id: 263
Human, Mouse, Rat
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Gly43 of human ABAT protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
4-aminobutyrate aminotransferase (ABAT) is an enzyme localized within the mitochondrial matrix that acts to catabolize γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. ABAT deficiency leads to elevated GABA levels and is associated with a variety of neurological afflictions, including mood and cognitive disorders, psychomotor retardation, and seizures (1,2). Genetic variants of ABAT have also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease (3). In addition to the neurological implications, dysregulation of GABA as a consequence of ABAT deficiency has been linked to the pathogenesis of breast and liver cancers (4-6). Collectively, these studies suggest that ABAT may be a therapeutic target for both neurological disorders and some forms of cancer.
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