|Calculated MW||53 KDa|
|Other Names||Vesicular inhibitory amino acid transporter, GABA and glycine transporter, Solute carrier family 32 member 1, Vesicular GABA transporter, rGVAT, Slc32a1, Vgat, Viaat|
|Target/Specificity||Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues from the N-terminal region conjugated to KLH.|
|Format||Prepared from rabbit serum by affinity purification on a column made with the peptide used as antigen.|
|Antibody Specificity||Specific for the ~53k VGAT protein.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Vesicular GABA Amino Acid Transporter (VGAT) Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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Provided below are standard protocols that you may find useful for product applications.
The Vesicular GABA Amino Acid Transporter (VGAT) is responsible for transport of the inhibitory neurotransmitter into synaptic vesicles(McIntire et al., 1997). The VGAT protein (also known as the Vesicular Inhibitory Amino Aid Transporter or VIAAT) is expressed in synaptic vesicles of both glycine and GABAergic synapses throughout the CNS (Chaudhry et al., 1998). Expression of the VGAT protein changes during development and also in response to patterns of neuronal activity (De et al., 2005).
Chaudhry FA, Reimer RJ, Bellocchio EE, Danbolt NC, Osen KK, Edwards RH, Storm-Mathisen J (1998) The vesicular GABA transporter, VGAT, localizes to synaptic vesicles in sets of glycinergic as well as GABAergic neurons. J Neurosci 18:9733-9750.
De GS, Schafer MK, Defamie N, Chen C, Ricci A, Weihe E, Varoqui H, Erickson JD (2005) Homeostatic scaling of vesicular glutamate and GABA transporter expression in rat neocortical circuits. J Neurosci 25:7121-7133.
McIntire SL, Reimer RJ, Schuske K, Edwards RH, Jorgensen EM (1997) Identification and characterization of the vesicular GABA transporter. Nature (Lond ) 389:870-876.
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