ICC IHC IP WB
Calcium-activated potassium channel subunit alpha-1, Potassium Calcium-Activated Channel Subfamily M Alpha 1 or Slo1/BKalpha is encoded by the gene KCNMA1. BKalpha binds to one of 4 different beta subunits to form a channel in the calcium activated large conductance (MaxiK channel) family. This potassium channel is activated by membrane depolarization or an increase in cytosolic ca2+ and mediated the export of K+. BKalpha is involved with various cell processes including contraction of smooth muscle, regulation of transmitter release, innate immunity and regulation of membrane potential. Diseases associated with KCNMA1 include forms of Epilepsy and Developmental Delay Cerebellar Atrophy and Seizures.
Fusion protein amino acids 690-1196 (cytoplasmic C-terminus) of mouse Slo1 (also known as Calcium-activated potassium channel subunit alpha-1, Calcium-activated potassium channel, subfamily M subunit alpha-1, KCa1.1, K(VCA)alpha, BK channel, BKCA alpha, Maxi K channel, Slo-alpha, Slowpoke homolog, Kcnma1 and Kcnma, accession number Q08460)
Rat: 99% identity (448/450 amino acids identical)
Human: 98% identity (446/454 amino acids identical)
Calcium-activated potassium channel subunit alpha-1 (BK channel) (BKCA alpha) (Calcium-activated potassium channel, subfamily M subunit alpha-1) (K(VCA)alpha) (KCa1.1) (Maxi K channel) (MaxiK) (Slo-alpha) (Slo1) (mSlo1) (Slowpoke homolog) (Slo homolog) (mSlo)
TC Supernatant: AB_2493094
Antibody Validation and Application Notes
This antibody has been validated using the following assays:
This antibody has been knockout-validated in mouse brain (by Western blot and/or immunohistochemistry).
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.
Citations and References
- 10.1371/journal.pone.0013836. (2010), 'BK channels mediate cholinergic inhibition of high frequency cochlear hair cells..' PLoS One. .
- Zorrilla de San Martín J1, Pyott S, Ballestero J, Katz E.. (2010), 'Ca(2+) and Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels that support and modulate transmitter release at the olivocochlear efferent-inner hair cell synapse..' J Neurosci.. 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2541-10.2010.