Anti-Autoimmune regulator Aire) polyclonal antibody  (Rabbit)                Catalog0908-2       

Product Description: The Autoimmune Regulator (AIRE) is a human transcription factor expressed at higher level in thymus, pancreas, adrenal cortex, and testis. It is expressed at lower level in the spleen, fetal liver and lymph nodes. It contains zinc finger motifs and isoform 1 is localized to both the nucleus and cytoplasm. Three splice variant mRNAs products have been described. In the thymus it causes transcription of a wide selection of organ-specific genes which create proteins that are usually only expressed in peripheral tissues, creating an "immunological self-shadow" in the thymus. Defects in AIRE are a cause of autoimmune poly-endocrinopathy candidiasis ectodermal dystrophy (APECED), also known as autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type I (APS-1).

Species Cross-reactivity:  Mouse 

Formulation:   0.3 mg/ml.

Application(s):   WB: 1:2,000     ICC: 1:500

Storage Buffer: 1*TBS (pH7.4), 0.5%BSA, 40%Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.
Storage Instruction: Store at +4°C after thawing. Aliquot store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
Purity: Immunogen affinity purified


Fig1: Western blot analysis on 293 cell (A) transfected and (B) none transfected   with AIRE gene using anti-AIRE polyclonal antibody.

1."Isolation and characterization of the mouse Aire gene."Mittaz L., Rossier C., Heino M., Petersen P., Krohn K.J.E., Gos A., Morris M.A., Kudoh J., Shimizu N., Antonarakis S.E., Scott H.S.Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 255:483-490(1999)
2."Aire employs a histone-binding module to mediate immunological tolerance, linking chromatin regulation with organ-specific autoimmunity."Koh A.S., Kuo A.J., Park S.Y., Cheung P., Abramson J., Bua D., Carney D., Shoelson S.E., Gozani O., Kingston R.E., Benoist C., Mathis D.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105:15878-15883(2008)
3."The autoimmune regulator (AIRE) is a DNA-binding protein."Kumar P.G., Laloraya M., Wang C.-Y., Ruan Q.-G., Davoodi-Semiromi A., Kao K.-J., She J.-X.J. Biol. Chem. 276:41357-41364(2001)