Product Pathways - Autophagy Signaling
Atg14 Antibody #5504
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Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot.
Applications Key: W=Western Blotting
Species predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology: Monkey.
Specificity / Sensitivity
Atg14 Antibody detects endogenous levels of total Atg14 protein.
Source / Purification
Polyclonal antibodies were prepared from animals immunized with a synthetic peptide corresponding to a region surrounding Val215 of human Atg14. Antibodies were purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells, transfected with 100 nM SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Unconjugated) #6568 (-), SignalSilence® Atg14 siRNA I #6286 (+) or SignalSilence® Atg14 siRNA II #6287 (+), using Atg14 Antibody #5504 (upper) or β-Tubulin (9F3) Rabbit mAb #2128 (lower). The Atg14 Antibody confirms silencing of Atg14 expression, while the β-Tubulin (9F3) Rabbit mAb is used as a loading control.
Western blot analysis of extracts from 293T cells, mock transfected (-) or transfected with a GFP-Atg14 construct (+), using Atg14 Antibody. GFP-Atg14 construct was kindly provided by Dr. Qing Zhong, University of California, Berkeley CA.
Autophagy is a catabolic process for the autophagosomic-lysosomal degradation of bulk cytoplasmic contents (1,2). Autophagy is generally activated by conditions of nutrient deprivation but is also associated with a number of physiological processes including development, differentiation, neurodegeneration, infection, and cancer (3). The molecular machinery of autophagy was largely discovered in yeast and is directed by a number of autophagy-related (Atg) genes. These proteins are involved in the formation of autophagosomes, which are cytoplasmic vacuoles that are delivered to lysosomes for degradation. The class III type phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) Vps34 regulates vacuolar trafficking and autophagy (4,5). Multiple proteins associate with Vps34, including p105/Vps15, Beclin-1, UVRAG, Atg14, and Rubicon (6-12). Atg14 and Rubicon were identified based on their ability to bind to Beclin-1 and participate in unique complexes with opposing functions (9-12). Rubicon, which localizes to the endosome and lysosome, inhibits Vps34 lipid kinase activity; knockdown of Rubicon enhances autophagy and endocytic trafficking (11,12). In contrast, Atg14 localizes to autophagosomes, isolation membranes, and ER and can enhance Vps34 activity. Knockdown of Atg14 inhibits starvation-induced autophagy (11,12).
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