The shelf life is related to many factors, storage state, buffer ingredients, storage temperature and the stability of the protein itself.Generally, the shelf life of liquid form is 6 months at -20°C/-80°C. The shelf life of lyophilized form is 12 months at -20°C/-80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
The long isoform may play a role in neural and glial cell adhesion in the developing embryo. The short isoform may be a more general cell adhesion molecule involved in other tissues and imaginal disk morphogenesis. Vital for embryonic development. Essential for septate junctions. Septate junctions, which are the equivalent of vertebrates tight junctions, are characterized by regular arrays of transverse structures that span the intermembrane space and form a physical barrier to diffusion. Required for the blood-brain barrier formation.
Cell membrane, Single-pass type I membrane protein, Cell junction, tight junction
Long isoform is restricted to surface of neurons and glia in the developing nervous system and the short isoform to other non-neuronal tissues.