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Type: Chicken IgY
 
Applications: ICC
E=ELISA; FACS; FC=Flow Cytometry; FPLC=Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography; GF=Gravity Flow; HPLC=High Performance Liquid Chromatography; ICC=Immunocytochemistry; IF=Immunofluorescence; IHC=Immunohistochemistry; IP=Immunoprecipitation; NAC=Non-adherent Cell Assays; NB=Neutralization of Bioactivity; SE=Sandwich ELISA; TPE=Targeted Protein Expression; WB=Western blotting; ; AC=Adherent Cell Assays; FM=Fluorescent Micsroscopy; ; ; BSC-CM5= Biacore Sensor Chip CM5; BSM=Biosactive Small Molecule or Peptide; CDM=Cell Differentiation Media; ; ; ; ; ; Health and Fitness; ; ; DNA Extraction/Purification; ; In vivo Like Assays
Species Reactivity: H; M; R
B=Bovine; Ca=Cat; Ch=Chicken; D=Dog; EQ=Equine; GP=Guinea Pig; H=Human; M=Mouse; P=Porcine; Pr=Primate; R=Rat; Rb=Rabbit; Y=Yeast; Xe=Xenopus; Ze=Zebrafish; ; ; ; NA-Not Applicable; STP=Step-Tactin Proteins; All
Format: Affinity Purified - liquid
 
Immunogen: Recombinant fragment of the Human Prion
 
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Prion protein is the protein responsible for human Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), and somatic mutations of the prion gene are responsible for Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease and Fatal Familial Insomnia. The bovine homolog of the prion protein is responsible for bovine Spongioform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as “Mad Cow Disease.” In all cases, the prion protein has two folding states, with one state being the “normal” non-pathological form, and the other state inducing a spongioform encephalopathy.

Normal prion proteins produced naturally in the brain interact with the amyloid-β peptides that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Blocking this interaction in preparations made from mouse brains halted some neurological defects caused by the accumulation of amyloid-β peptide. It was previously thought that only infectious prion proteins, rather than their normal, non-infectious counterparts, played a role in brain degeneration (Nature, doi:10.1038/news.2009.121).

Image: Prion Protein staining of cultured fibroblasts cells transiently transfected with a plasmid containing the prion protein cDNA.