Voltage-gated potassium channel subunit beta-1 or Kvß1.1 is encoded by the gene KCNAB1. Kvß1.1 is a member of the potassium channel, voltage-gated, shaker-related subfamily. Alternative splicing of KCNAB1 allows for three distinct proteins to be made, Kvß1.1, Kvß1.2, and Kvß1.3. Each of these has a unique N terminus. Kvß1.1 is a cytoplasmic subunit that modulates the characteristics of the membrane spanning, channel-forming alpha-subunits. Beta subunits can promote the closure of channels or enhance channel activity depending on the channel members. Kvß1 is predominantly expressed in brain and found in hippocampus, cerebral cortex, caudate putamen, colliculus and cerebellum. Diseases associated with this gene include Episodic Ataxia, Type 1 and Familial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, 3
IHC, IP, WB
Synthetic peptide amino acids 7-28 (unique N-terminus) of rat Kv1.1 (TEHNLKSRNGEDRLLSKQSST; accession number NP_058999); Human: 100% identity (22/22 amino acids identical); Mouse=100% identity (22/22 amino acids identical)
Human, Mouse, Rat
Store at ≤ -20 C for long term storage. For short term storage, store at 2-8 C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the vial prior to removing the cap.
Does not cross-react with Kvβ1.2, Kvβ1.3, Kvβ2
Each new lot of this antibody is tested to confirm that it shows the expected immunoperoxidase-diaminobenzidine / immunofluorescence staining pattern when used to stain brain sections.
These antibodies are to be used as research laboratory reagents and are not for use as diagnostic or therapeutic reagents in humans.