SCN9A / PN1 antibody

Principal name

SCN9A / PN1 antibody

Alternative names for SCN9A / PN1 antibody

NENA, NE-Na, Sodium channel protein type 9 subunit alpha, Sodium channel protein type IX subunit alpha, Voltage-gated sodium channel subunit alpha Nav1.7, Neuroendocrine sodium channel, Peripheral sodium channel 1

SwissProt ID

O08562 (Rat), Q15858 (Human), Q28644 (Rabit), Q62205 (Mouse), Q8WWN4 (Human)

Gene ID

6335 (SCN9A), 78956 (Scn9a)

Available reactivities

Hu (Human), Rt (Rat), Ms (Mouse), Mky (Monkey), Bov (Bovine), Can (Canine), Eq (Equine), Por (Porcine), Rb (Rabbit)

Available hosts

Mouse, Rabbit

Available applications

Enzyme Immunoassay (E), Western blot / Immunoblot (WB), Paraffin Sections (P), Frozen Sections (C), Immunoprecipitation (IP), Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence (ICC/IF)

Background of SCN9A / PN1 antibody

Ion channels are integral membrane proteins that help establish and control the small voltage gradient across the plasma membrane of living cells by allowing the flow of ions down their electrochemical gradient (1). They are present in the membranes that surround all biological cells because their main function is to regulate the flow of ions across this membrane. Whereas some ion channels permit the passage of ions based on charge, others conduct based on a ionic species, such as sodium or potassium. Furthermore, in some ion channels, the passage is governed by a gate which is controlled by chemical or electrical signals, temperature, or mechanical forces.
There are a few main classifications of gated ion channels. There are voltage- gated ion channels, ligand- gated, other gating systems and finally those that are classified differently, having more exotic characteristics. The first are voltage- gated ion channels which open and close in response to membrane potential. These are then separated into sodium, calcium, potassium, proton, transient receptor, and cyclic nucleotide-gated channels; each of which is responsible for a unique role. Ligand-gated ion channels are also known as ionotropic receptors, and they open in response to specific ligand molecules binding to the extracellular domain of the receptor protein. The other gated classifications include activation and inactivation by second messengers, inward-rectifier potassium channels, calcium-activated potassium channels, two-pore-domain potassium channels, light-gated channels, mechano-sensitive ion channels and cyclic nucleotide-gated channels. Finally, the other classifications are based on less normal characteristics such as two-pore channels, and transient receptor potential channels (2).
Nav1.7 is a voltage-gated sodium channel and plays a critical role in the generation and conduction of action potentials and is thus important for electrical signaling by most excitable cells. Therapeutically, the association of pain insensitivity with the loss of function of a certain sodium channel may have implications. Since Nav1.7 is not present in cardiac muscle or neurons in the central nervous system, blockers of Nav1.7 will not have direct action on these cells and thus can have less side effects than current pain medications. By performing more studies, there is a possibility to develop a new generation of drugs that can reduce the pain intensity in animals (3).

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Primary Antibodies

Catalog No. Host Iso. Clone Pres. React. Applications  

SCN9A / PN1 antibody

  Rabbit polyclonal Anti-NaV1.7  
Western blot analysis of ND7/23 cell lysate (lanes 1,3) and rat brain membranes (lanes 2,4): 1,2. Anti-Nav1.7 antibody , (1:200). 3,4. Anti-Nav1.7 antibody, preincubated with the control peptide antigen. Rabbit Purified Hu, Ms, Rt WB
0.2 ml / €585.00
  OriGene Technologies, Inc.

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