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Merlin (D3S3W) Rabbit mAb #12888
|12888S||100 µl (10 western blots)||---||In Stock||---|
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|W||1:1000||Human, Mouse, Rat, Hamster, Monkey||Endogenous||70||Rabbit IgG|
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot.
Applications Key: W=Western Blotting, IP=Immunoprecipitation, IF-IC=Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry)
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Specificity / Sensitivity
Merlin (D3S3W) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total merlin protein.
Source / Purification
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Gln470 of human merlin protein.
Western blot analysis of extracts from PC-3 cells, and both wild type and Nf2 (-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) using Merlin (D3S3W) Rabbit mAb (upper), Ezrin/Radixin/Moesin Antibody #3142 (middle), and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower). (MEF wt and MEF Nf2 (-/-) cells were kindly provided by Dr. Andrea McClatchey and Dr. Andrew Gladden, MGH Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown MA).
Immunoprecipitation of merlin from mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) cell extracts, using Rabbit (DA1E) mAb IgG XP® Isotype Control #3900 (lane 2) or Merlin (D3S3W) Rabbit mAb (lane 3). Lane 1 is 10% input. Western blot analysis was performed using Merlin (D3S3W) Rabbit mAb.
Confocal immunofluorescent analysis of PC-3 cells using Merlin (D3S3W) Rabbit mAb (green). Blue pseudocolor = DRAQ5® #4084 (fluorescent DNA dye).
Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is an autosomal dominant, inherited disorder characterized by the occurrence of vestibular schwannomas, meningiomas, and other nervous system tumors. Both the familial tumors of NF2 and equivalent sporadic tumors found in the general population are caused by inactivation of the NF2 tumor suppressor gene. Merlin (moesin, ezrin, and radixin-like protein) is the NF2 gene product, displaying striking similarity to ezrin, radixin, and moesin (ERM) proteins. Regulation of merlin (also called schwannomin) and ERM proteins involves intramolecular and intermolecular head-to-tail associations between family members (1). Merlin and ERM proteins act as linkers between the plasma membrane and the cytoskeleton, affecting cell morphology, polarity, and signal transduction (2). Merlin is phosphorylated by the Rac/Cdc42 effector p21-activated kinase (PAK) at Ser518, negatively regulating Rac (3,4).
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