Blank-SAP [IT-21]

a tool for use as control for peptide-targeted lesioning agents; non-targeted via non-specific peptide conjugated to saporin

SKU: IT-21 Categories: , Reactivity: No known specificity | Conjugate: saporin | Usage: control |

Blank-SAP is the perfect control for use with peptide conjugates. The sequence of the non-targeted peptide of this molecule is an 11-amino acid, randomly mixed version of the sequence of melanocyte-stimulating hormone, with amino acid residues that are typical of peptides that bind to G-protein-coupled receptors. Examination of the peptide sequence using NCBI/BLAST reveals no homologous sequences. Thus, Blank-SAP can be used as control for any non-specific effects of the toxin and provides a definitive baseline for determining the effects of a targeted peptide conjugate.

Blank-SAP serves as a control for peptide-targeted toxins.