Product Pathways - NF-kB Signaling
TWEAK Antibody #4437
|W||H (M) (Mk)||Recombinant||30||Rabbit|
Reactivity Key: H=Human M=Mouse 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
TWEAK Antibody detects recombinant and transfected levels of TWEAK protein.
Source / Purification
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding His110 of human Tweak protein. Antibodies were purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Western blot analysis of extracts from 293 cells, mock transfected (-) or transfected with a construct overerexpressing human TWEAK (+), using TWEAK Antibody.
TWEAK (TNFSF12/Apo-3L) is a member of the TNF superfamily of cytokines that are typically involved in immune regulation, inflammation, and apoptosis (1,2). TWEAK mRNA is expressed in a variety of tissues and cell lines, with higher levels observed in the heart, brain, skeletal muscle and within the immune system (1). Like other family members TWEAK is a type II transmembrane protein that can also be proteolytically processed to form a soluble cytokine. Soluble TWEAK is a weak inducer of apoptosis in some cell lines (1). The receptor for TWEAK, known as TWEAKR or fibroblast growth factor inducible 14 (Fn14), is a relatively small member of the TNF receptor family (3). TWEAK signaling has been associated with apoptosis, proliferation, migration, angiogenesis, and inflammation (4). Recent studies have suggested some therapeutic potential of TWEAK and its receptor signaling in regards to autoimmunity, cancer, and vascular injury (5-8).
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