AnaSpec Offers α & β-Synuclein Recombinant Proteins

Top Quote AnaSpec, Eurogentec Group, is pleased to offer two recombinant proteins for use in Neurodegenerative Disease Research, α-synuclein (SNCA) and β-synuclein (SNCB). Both α-synuclein and β-synuclein are expressed and purified from E. coli. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 18, 2011 - α-Synuclein is a 140-amino acid long recombinant protein (GenBank Accession # NP_000336) and β-synuclein is 134-amino acid long (GenBank Accession # NP_003076).

    α-Synuclein (SNCA) and β-synuclein, along with γ-synuclein (SNCG), are members of the synuclein family of small proteins expressed primarily in neural tissue and in some tumors.1 Synuclein proteins, found only in vertebrates, possess a highly conserved N-terminal domain, with a variable number of 11-residue repeats and a less conserved C-terminal, with a preponderance of acidic residues.1 α-Synuclein is used in Parkinson's disease (PD) research,2 and β-synuclein has been shown to induce mild experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Lewis rats.3 These proteins can be used in applications such as ELISA, western blots and microscopy imaging.
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    AnaSpec, Eurogentec Group is a leading provider of integrated proteomics and genomics solutionsTM for worldwide life science research. AnaSpec offers expertise in peptides, detection reagents, antibodies, assay kits, oligonucleotides, and qPCRs. AnaSpec carries a broad product line of biochemicals and reagents for basic research, high-throughput screening and drug discovery. AnaSpec also provides premier custom services including peptide synthesis, antibody production, assay development and oligonucleotide synthesis. AnaSpec is certified to ISO 9001:2008.

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