Antibodies to Flotillin 1 & 2 - FocusOn 102
Flotillins are integral membrane proteins that have been shown to be present in several subcellular components, including caveolae (invaginated plasma membrane microdomains), lipid rafts (sphingolipid and cholesterol-rich, detergent-resistant plasma membrane microdomains), and the Golgi apparatus. The molecular function of flotillins remains uncertain. They are probably involved in organising the structure of caveolae and lipid rafts, and other detergent resistant membrane domains. They may also be involved in signal transduction. Flotillins have been shown to accumulate in brain cells with the development of Alzheimer's pathology . Also included in this family are Reggie proteins, which are expressed in non-caveolar neuronal plasma membrane domains.
Antibody Panel to Flotillin
Acris Antibodies offers two polyclonal antibodies to Flotillin 1 and Flotillin 2, respectively. Each Flotillin-antibody is suitable for use in Western blotting and ELISA application (see pictures and table below.)
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- Pfam database of protein families and HMMs; Washington University in St. Louis (August 2005).