Product Pathways - Cytoskeletal Signaling
Keratin 17/19 (D32D9) XP® Rabbit mAb #3984
|W IHC-P||H M R Mk||Endogenous||48/41||Rabbit IgG|
Reactivity Key: H=Human M=Mouse R=Rat Mk=Monkey
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot. Species enclosed in parentheses are predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology.
Specificity / Sensitivity
Keratin 17/19 (D32D9) XP® Rabbit mAb detects endogenous levels of keratin 17 and keratin 19 proteins.
Source / Purification
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids near the amino terminus of human keratin 17 and human keratin 19.
Western blot analysis of extracts of HeLa, A549 and A431 cells using Keratin 17/19 (D32D9) XP® Rabbit mAb. As expected, keratin 17 is detected in HeLa and A431 cells while keratin 19 is found in A549 cells.
Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded HeLa cells (keratin 17 positive) (left), A549 cells (keratin 19 positive) (middle), and Jurkat cells (keratin 17/19 negative) (right) using Keratin 17/19 (D32D9) XP® Rabbit mAb.
Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human breast carcinoma using Keratin 17/19 (D32D9) XP® Rabbit mAb.
Keratins (cytokeratins) are intermediate filament proteins that are mainly expressed in epithelial cells. Keratin heterodimers composed of an acidic keratin (or type I keratin, keratins 9 to 23) and a basic keratin (or type II keratin, keratins 1 to 8) assemble to form filaments (1,2). Keratin isoforms demonstrate tissue- and differentiation-specific profiles that make them useful as biomarkers (1). Research studies have shown that mutations in keratin genes are associated with skin disorders, liver and pancreatic diseases, and inflammatory intestinal diseases (3-6).
Keratin 17 is involved in wound healing and cell growth, two processes that require rapid cytoskeletal remodeling (7). Keratinocytes deficient in keratin 17 exhibit abnormal Akt/mTOR signaling and fail to produce an increase in translation, cell size, or growth; these cells also exhibit abnormal 14-3-3σ localization. As 14-3-3σ typically associates with keratin 17, these results imply that Akt/mTOR signaling results in sequestration of 14-3-3σ with keratin 17 in the cytosol, which is required for translation and cell growth. Phosphorylation of keratin 17 on Ser44 may provide a docking site for 14-3-3σ binding (8).
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