Product Pathways - TGF-beta/Smad Signaling
Mic-1 (D2A3) Rabbit mAb #8479
|W IP||H (Mk)||Endogenous||35, 13||Rabbit IgG|
Reactivity Key: H=Human 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
Mic-1 (D2A3) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total Mic-1 protein, including the processed mature form.
Source / Purification
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the carboxy terminus of human Mic-1 protein.
Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (Mic-1), also termed GDF15 (1), PTGF-β (2), PLAB (3), PDF (4), and NAG-1 (5), is a divergent member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily (6). Like other family members, Mic-1 is synthesized as an inactive precursor that undergoes proteolytic processing involving removal of an N-terminal hydrophobic signal sequence followed by cleavage at a conserved RXXR site generating an active C-terminal domain that is secreted as a dimeric protein. Mic-1 is highly expressed in the placenta and is also dramatically increased by cellular stress, acute injury, inflammation, and cancer. In the brain, Mic-1 is found in the choroid plexus and is secreted into the cerebrospinal fluid (7). It is also a transcriptional target of the p53 tumor suppressor protein and may serve as a biomarker for p53 activity (8,9). During tumor progression, Mic-1 has various effects on apoptosis, differentiation, angiogenisis, and metastasis, and may also contribute to weight loss during cancer (10,11).
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- Yang, H. et al. (2003) Mol Cancer Ther 2, 1023-9.
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