Store at 4C short term. Aliquot and store at -20C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.
phosphate buffered saline (without Mg2+ and Ca2+), pH 7.4, 150mM NaCl, and 50% glycerol.
0.02% Sodium Azide
Immunogen affinity purified
Western Blot 1:500-1:1000
The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
19 kDa. Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
Cofilin is a small phosphoinositide sensitive, actin binding protein capable of depolymerizing actin filaments in vitro. Under certain conditions, it fragments the filaments and accelerates actin subunit dissociation from their 'pointed' (minus) ends. Cofilin binds stoichiometrically to monomeric G-actin and to actin protomers in filaments in an apparent pH-dependent, Ca2+- independent manner. Cofilin intercalates between longitudinally associated actin monomers within the filament and distorts its helical twist. Cofilin is ubiquitous in tissues of eukaryotes and is especially abundant in neuronal tissues. It is essential for viability and is important for many cellular processes involving actin remodeling such as motility at the leading edge of cells, polarized cell growth, endocytosis, phagocytosis, cellular activation, cytokinesis, and pathogen intracellular motility.
This product is for research use only and is not approved for use in humans or in clinical diagnosis. Primary Antibodies are guaranteed for 1 year from date of receipt.