Product Introduction: Synaptotagmin-1(SYT1) is a member of the synaptotagmin family, which contains two C2 domains. The synaptotagmins are integral membrane proteins of synaptic vesicles assumed to function as Ca(2+) sensors in the process of vesicular trafficking and exocytosis. SYT1 is the principal regulator responsible for allowing the human brain to release neurotransmitters. SYT1 may have a regulatory role in the membrane interactions during trafficking of synaptic vesicles at the active zone of the synapse. SYT1 binds acidic phospholipids with a specificity which entails the presence of both an acidic head group and a diacyl backbone. SYT1 can also bind to at least 3 additional proteins in a Ca2+-independent manner; these being neurexins, syntaxin and AP2.
Product Description: SYT1 produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 256 amino acids (136-382 a.a) and having a molecular mass of 29.5kDa. SYT1 is fused to an 8 amino acid His-tag at C-terminus & purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.