This antibody is designed, produced, and validated as part of a collaboration between Rockland and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is suitable for Cancer, Immunology and Nuclear Signaling research. ABCB6 (ATP-binding cassette sub-family B member 6, also known as mitochondrial precursor ABC transporter 3, Mt-ABC transporter 3, and ABC transporter umat) is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABCB6 is a membrane-associated protein that transports various molecules across the extra- and intra-cellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, DR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the MDR/TAP subfamily. Members of the MDR/TAP subfamily confer multi-drug resistance (MDR) to cancer cells and are also involved in antigen presentation. ABCB6 also likely plays a role in mitochondrial function. Localized to 2q26, this gene is considered a candidate gene for lethal neonatal metabolic syndrome, a disorder of mitochondrial function.
This affinity purified antibody was prepared from whole rabbit serum produced by repeated immunizations with a synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 440-455 of human ABCB6 protein.