Product Pathways - Cytoskeletal Signaling
Moesin (Q480) Antibody #3150
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|W||1:1000||Human, Mouse, Rat, Bovine||Endogenous||78||Rabbit|
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot.
Applications Key: W=Western Blotting, IF-IC=Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), F=Flow Cytometry
Specificity / Sensitivity
Moesin (Q480) Antibody detects endogenous levels of total moesin protein. The antibody does not cross-react with ezrin, radixin or other related proteins.
Source / Purification
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the carboxy-terminus of human moesin. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Western blot analysis of extracts from various cells lines, using Moesin (Q480) Antibody.
Flow cytometric analysis of HeLa cells, using Moesin (Q480) Antibody (blue) compared to a nonspecific negative control antibody (red).
Confocal immunofluorescent images of HeLa cells labeled with Moesin (Q480) Antibody (green, left) compared to an isotype control (right). Actin filaments have been labeled with Alexa Fluor® 555 phalloidin (red). Blue pseudocolor = DRAQ5™ (fluorescent DNA dye).
The ezrin, radixin, and moesin (ERM) proteins function as linkers between the plasma membrane and the actin cytoskeleton and are involved in cell adhesion, membrane ruffling, and microvilli formation (1). ERM proteins undergo intra or intermolecular interaction between their amino- and carboxy-terminal domains, existing as inactive cytosolic monomers or dimers (2). Phosphorylation at a carboxy-terminal threonine residue (Thr567 of ezrin, Thr564 of radixin, Thr558 of moesin) disrupts the amino- and carboxy-terminal association and may play a key role in regulating ERM protein conformation and function (3,4). Phosphorylation at Thr567 of ezrin is required for cytoskeletal rearrangements and oncogene-induced transformation (5). Ezrin is also phosphorylated at tyrosine residues upon growth factor stimulation. Phosphorylation of Tyr353 of ezrin transmits a survival signal during epithelial differentiation (6).
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- Tran Quang, C. et al. (2000) EMBO J. 19, 4565-4576.
- Gautreau, A. et al. (1999) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 7300-7305.
- Baeyens, N. et al. (2010) Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 299, C1530-40. Applications: Western Blotting.
- Zhu, X. et al. (2013) Cancer Res 73, 1142-55. Applications: Western Blotting, IF-IC (In Cells).
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