ICC IHC WB
ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8 or Kir6.1 is encoded by the gene Kcnj8. Kir6.1 is an integral membrane protein which has a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into a cell rather than out of a cell, is controlled by G-proteins. In this manner, Kir6.1 plays a role in modifying Ca2+ release from intracellular stores. Kir6.1 is expressed in many tissues including in pancreatic islets, brain, skeletal muscle and heart and found distributed in mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum. Defects in this gene may be a cause of J-wave syndromes and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and Cantu Syndrome.
Fusion protein amino acids 306-424 (cytoplasmic C-terminus) of rat Kir6.1 (also known as ATPsensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8, Potassium channel inwardly rectifying subfamily J member 8, uKATP-1 and Kcnj8, accession number Q63664)
Mouse: 99% identity (118/119 amino acids identical)
Human: 96% identity (115/119 amino acids identical)
50% identity with Kir6.2
Does not cross-react with Kir6.2
ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8 (Inward rectifier K(+) channel Kir6.1) (Potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J member 8) (uKATP-1)
TC Supernatant: AB_2336907
Antibody Validation and Application Notes
This antibody has been validated using the following assays:
This antibody recognizes a single immunoreactive band of expected molecular weight when used to probe lysate from COS cells overexpressing target.
This antibody recognizes a single immunoreactive band of expected molecular weight when used to probe brain lysate.
This antibody shows the expected staining pattern when used to stain COS cells overexpressing target.
The following quality control assay is performed on each new lot of this antibody to ensure it meets designated performance requirements.
Each new lot of this antibody is tested to confirm that it recognizes a single immunoreactive band of expected molecular weight when used to probe brain lysate.