Product Pathways - Vesicle Trafficking
Rabex-5 (D21F12) Rabbit mAb #7622
|W IP||H M R||Endogenous||60-80||Rabbit IgG|
Reactivity Key: H=Human M=Mouse R=Rat
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot. Species enclosed in parentheses are predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology.
Specificity / Sensitivity
Rabex-5 (D21F12) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total Rabex-5 protein.
Source / Purification
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the carboxy terminus of human Rabex-5 protein.
Western blot analysis of extracts from SH-SY5Y cells, transfected with 100 nM SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Unconjugated) #6568 (-) or SignalSilence® Rabex-5 siRNA I (+), using Rabex-5 (D21F12) Rabbit mAb #7622 (upper) or α-Tubulin (11H10) Rabbit mAb #2125 (lower). The Rabex-5 (D21F12) Rabbit mAb confirms silencing of Rabex-5 expression, while the α-Tubulin (11H10) Rabbit mAb is used as a loading control.
Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using Rabex-5 (D21F12) Rabbit mAb.
Western blot analysis of extracts from 293T cells, mock transfected (-) or transfected with a mouse Rabex-5 (variant 2) cDNA construct (+), using Rabex-5 (D21F12) Rabbit mAb.
Rabex-5, also called RabGEF1 and RAP1, was identified as a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for Rab5, a member of the Ras superfamily of small Rab GTPases (1). Rabex-5 generates the GTP-bound active form of Rab5 and forms a tight association with its effector protein Rabaptin-5 (2). This complex localizes to endosomal membranes where it functions as a key regulator of vesicular trafficking during early endocytosis (3,4). Rabex-5 is also monoubiquitinated and has ubiquitin ligase activity that regulates its recruitment to early endosomes (5,6). The conformational change between Rab5 GTP/GDP states is essential for its biological function as a rate limiting regulator at multiple steps during endocytosis (5). Through its control of endosomal trafficking and endocytosis, Rabex-5 has been shown to negatively regulate NGF-mediated neurite outgrowth (7) as well as FcεRI-dependent mast cell activation (8).
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