Target Protein: GAD65
Immunogen Range: 541-567/585
Entrez Gene: 2572
Swiss Prot: Q05329
Source: KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from human GAD65
Purification: Purified by Protein A.
Storage: Aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at 4°C for 12 months.
Background: This gene encodes one of several forms of glutamic acid decarboxylase, identified as a major autoantigen in insulin-dependent diabetes. The enzyme encoded is responsible for catalyzing the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid from L-glutamic acid. A pathogenic role for this enzyme has been identified in the human pancreas since it has been identified as an autoantibody and an autoreactive T cell target in insulin-dependent diabetes. This gene may also play a role in the stiff man syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
Cross Reactive Species: Human
For research use only. Not intended for diagnostic or therapeutic use.