Product Pathways - Apoptosis
SignalSilence® XIAP siRNA I #6446
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot. Species enclosed in parentheses are predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology.
Western blot analysis of extracts from A549 cells, mock transfected or transfected with non-targeted (control) siRNA or SignalSilence® XIAP siRNA I, using XIAP Antibody #2042 and Cofilin Antibody #3312. The XIAP antibody confirms silencing of XIAP expression, while the cofilin antibody is used to control for protein loading and specificity of XIAP siRNA.
SignalSilence® XIAP siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit XIAP expression using RNA interference, a method whereby gene expression can be selectively silenced through the delivery of double stranded RNA molecules into the cell. All SignalSilence® siRNA products from CST are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce target protein expression by western analysis.
Directions for Use
CST recommends transfection with 100 nM XIAP siRNA I. Decreased XIAP expression was seen 24-72 hours post-transfection. For transfection procedure, follow protocol provided by the transfection reagent manufacturer. Please feel free to contact CST with any questions on use.
The inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family consists of an evolutionarily conserved group of apoptosis inhibitors containing a conserved 70 amino acid BIR (baculovirus inhibitor repeat) domain (1,2). Human members of this family include c-IAP1, c-IAP2, XIAP, survivin, livin, and NAIP. Overexpression of IAP family members, particularly survivin and livin, in cancer cell lines and primary tumors suggests an important role for these proteins in cancer progression (3-5). In general, the IAP proteins function through direct interactions to inhibit the activity of several caspases, including caspase-3, caspase-7, and caspase-9 (5,6). In addition, binding of IAP family members to the mitochondrial protein Smac blocks their interaction with caspase-9, thereby allowing the processing and activation of the caspase (2).
Using RNA intereference, XIAP has been shown to function through MURR1 to regulate copper homeostasis (7).
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- 6201 SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Fluorescein Conjugate)
- 6568 SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Unconjugated)
- 6550 SignalSilence® XIAP siRNA II
- 2042 XIAP Antibody
Limited Use Label License, RNA interference: This product is licensed under European Patent 1144623 and foreign equivalents from Ribopharma AG, Kulmbach, Germany and is provided only for use in non-commercial research specifically excluding use (a) in drug discovery or drug development, including target identification or target validation, by or on behalf of a commercial entity, (b) for contract research or commercial screening services, (c) for the production or manufacture of siRNA-related products for sale, or (d) for the generation of commercial databases for sale to Third Parties. Information about licenses for these and other commercial uses is available from Ribopharma AG, Fritz-Hornschuch-Str. 9, D-95326 Kulmbach, Germany.
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.