Key Specifications Table
|Species Reactivity||Key Applications||Host||Format||Antibody Type|
|Description||Anti-G Protein Goα Antibody, clone 1C|
|Safety Information according to GHS|
|Storage and Shipping Information|
|Storage Conditions||Maintain at -20°C in undiluted aliquots for up to 12 months. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Material Size||100 µL|
|Reference overview||Pub Med ID|
|Involvement of Gα(olf) -expressing neurons in the vomeronasal system of Bufo japonicus.|
Hagino-Yamagishi K, Nakazawa H.
The Journal of comparative neurology 519 3189-201 2011
Most terrestrial vertebrates possess anatomically distinct olfactory organs: the olfactory epithelium (OE) and the vomeronasal organ (VNO). In rodents, olfactory receptors coupled to Gα(olf) are expressed in the OE, whereas vomeronasal receptors type 1 (V1R) and vomeronasal receptors type 2 (V2R), coupled to Gα(i2) and Gα(o) , respectively, are expressed in the VNO. These receptors and G proteins are thought to play important roles in olfactory perception. However, we previously reported that only V2R and Gα(o) expression is detected in the Xenopus laevis VNO. As X. laevis spends its entire life in water, we considered that expression of limited types of chemosensory machinery in the VNO might be due to adaptation of the VNO to aquatic life. Thus, we analyzed the expression of G proteins in the VNO and the accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) of the adult Japanese toad, Bufo japonicus, because this species is well adapted to a terrestrial life. By using immunohistochemical analysis in combination with in situ hybridization and DiI labeling, we found that B. japonicus Gα(olf) and Gα(o) were expressed in the apical and middle-to-basal layer of the vomeronasal neuroepithelium, and that the axons of these Gα(olf) - and Gα(o) -expressing vomeronasal neurons projected to the rostral and caudal accessory olfactory bulb, respectively. These results strongly suggest that both the Gα(olf) - and Gα(o) -mediated signal transduction pathways function in the B. japonicus VNO. The expression of Gα(olf) in the B. japonicus VNO may correlate with the detection of airborne chemical cues and with a terrestrial life. J. Comp. Neurol. 519:3189-3201, 2011. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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