AnaSpec Launches Z-Fish™ Antibodies
Product News May 08, 2009
AnaSpec has announced the launch of the Z-Fish™ product line of antibodies in order to address the growing needs of the research community for zebrafish specific antibodies, peptides and other products.
Z-Fish™ antibodies are raised strictly from peptide antigens derived from zebrafish protein sequences, i.e. 100% zebrafish sequence homology. Leveraging AnaSpec’s expertise in peptide technology, the antigens used in raising these antibodies include non-phosphorylated and phosphorylated peptides. The antibodies are purified using proprietary purification methods.
The list of Z-Fish™ antibodies includes targets used in apoptosis and autophagy, cell cycle control, cytoskeleton, glucose and energy metabolism, signal transduction, and immunity research. Antibodies were verified in ELISA and in western blots, using zebrafish lysates. Z-Fish™ antibodies are supplied in 150 ul sizes and are enough for 15 mini gels.
Z-Fish™ cytoskeleton antibodies include anti-actin, a-smooth muscle, anti-b-actin, raised with peptide antigens either from the C or N-terminus of the protein, anti-keratin, and b-Catenin, an actin related product. b-Catenin, a protein that bridges between cadherins and actin and plays a central role in cell adhesion, can be phosphorylated by GSK-3.3-6 One phosphorylated and two non-phosphorylated antibodies are available for this protein.