Anti-Zinc Transporter ZIP8 (extracellular)-FITC Antibody

Zrt- and Irt-Like Protein 8, Solute carrier family 39 member 8, SLC39A8
    Cat #: AZT-008-F
  • Lyophilized Powder
  • Antigen Incl.
  • Shipped at Room Temp.
  • Type: Polyclonal
    Source: Rabbit
    Reactivity: h, m, r
    Peptide (C)KTYGQNDHTHFRND, corresponding to amino acid residues 221 - 234 of rat ZIP8 (Accession Q5FVQ0). 2nd extracellular loop.
    Accession (Uniprot) Number Q5FVQ0
    Gene ID 295455
    Peptide confirmation Confirmed by amino acid analysis and mass spectrometry.
    Homology Mouse – identical; Human – 12/14 amino acid residues identical.
    Purity Affinity purified on immobilized antigen.
    Formulation Lyophilized powder. Reconstituted antibody contains phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.4, 1% BSA, 0.05% NaN3.
    Label Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC).
    Storage before reconstitution The antibody ships as a lyophilized powder at room temperature. Upon arrival, it should be stored at -20°C.
    Reconstitution 50 µl double distilled water (DDW).
    Antibody concentration after reconstitution 1 mg/ml.
    Storage after reconstitution The reconstituted solution can be stored at 4°C, protected from the light, for up to 1 week. For longer periods, small aliquots should be stored at -20°C. Avoid multiple freezing and thawing. Centrifuge all antibody preparations before use (10000 × g 5 min).
    Control antigen storage before reconstitution Lyophilized powder can be stored intact at room temperature for two weeks. For longer periods, it should be stored at -20°C.
    Control antigen reconstitution 100 µl double distilled water (DDW).
    Control antigen storage after reconstitution -20°C.
    Preadsorption Control 1 µg peptide per 1 µg antibody.
    Standard quality control of each lot Western blot analysis (unlabeled antibody, #AZT-008), and direct flow cytometry (labeled antibody).
    Applications: fc
    May also work in: ic, lci
    Direct flow cytometry
    Direct flow cytometry of live intact human THP-1 monocytic leukemia cells:
    ___ Cells.
    ___ Cells + rabbit IgG isotype control-FITC.
    ___ Cells + Anti-Zinc Transporter ZIP8 (extracellular)-FITC Antibody (#AZT-008-F), (5 µg).
    Direct flow cytometry of live intact human Jurkat T-cell leukemia cells:
    ___ Cells.
    ___ Cells + rabbit IgG isotype control-FITC.
    ___ Cells + Anti-Zinc Transporter ZIP8 (extracellular)-FITC Antibody (#AZT-008-F), (5 µg).
    1. Jeong, J. and Eide, D.J. (2013) Mol. Aspects Med. 34, 612.
    2. Aydemir, T.B. et al. (2009) J. Leukoc. Biol. 86, 337.
    Scientific background

    Zinc uptake transporter, ZIP8, belongs to the SLC39 transporter family. ZIP transporters are responsible for zinc transport into the cytoplasm across cellular membranes, either influx from the extracellular space or efflux from intracellular organelles. Regulation and maintenance of proper concentration and distribution of cellular zinc nutrient by ZIP transporters are essential to the function, metabolism, growth, proliferation and survival of cells1,2.

    ZIP structure contains eight predicted transmembrane (TM) domains while the N- and C-termini are extracellular. A long loop region is present between TM3 and TM4 domains, harboring a histidine-rich region. TM4 and TM5 domains are amphipathic and are thought to form a cavity through which metals are transported1.

    ZIP8 protein is encoded by the SLC39A8 gene and is highly expressed in T cells. ZIP8 also plays an important role at the onset of inflammation2.

    Zinc deficiency can cause growth retardation, cognitive impairment, metabolic disorders, infertility, dysfunction of the immune system, abnormalities in T-cells, natural killer cells and monocytes, and reduction in antibody formation1,2. Studies exploring knockdown of ZIP8 protein show a reduction of cellular zinc content, impaired mitochondrial function in response to TNF-α and increased cell death2.

    Application key:

    CBE- Cell-based ELISA, FC- Flow cytometry, ICC- Immunocytochemistry, IE- Indirect ELISA, IFC- Indirect flow cytometry, IHC- Immunohistochemistry, IP- Immunoprecipitation, LCI- Live cell imaging, N- Neutralization, WB- Western blot

    Species reactivity key:

    H- Human, M- Mouse, R- Rat
    Last update: 15/01/2019

    Anti-Zinc Transporter ZIP8 (extracellular) Antibody (#AZT-008) is a highly specific antibody directed against an epitope of the rat protein. The antibody can be used in western blot, immunohistochemistry, and indirect live cell flow cytometry. It has been designed to recognize ZIP8 from human, rat, and mouse samples.

    Anti-Zinc Transporter ZIP8 (extracellular)-FITC Antibody (#AZT-008-F) is directly conjugated to fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC). The antibody can be used in immunofluorescent applications such as direct live cell flow cytometry.

    For research purposes only, not for human use