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Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human prostate carcinoma, using Phospho-EGF Receptor (Tyr1173) (53A5) Rabbit mAb #4407 preincubated with a control peptide (left) or with Phospho-EGF Receptor (Tyr1173) Blocking Peptide (right).

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Product Description

This peptide is used to block Phospho-EGF Receptor (Tyr1173) (53A5) Rabbit mAb #4407 reactivity.


Product Usage Information

Use as a blocking reagent to evaluate the specificity of antibody reactivity in immunohistochemistry protocols. For Immunohistochemistry, add twice the volume of peptide as volume of antibody used in a 100 ul total volume. Incubate for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to adding the entire volume to the slide. Recommended antibody dilutions can be found on the Phospho-EGF Receptor (Tyr1173)(53A5) Rabbit mAb #4407 data sheet.


Storage: Supplied in 20 mM potassium phosphate (pH 7.0), 50 mM NaCl, 0.1 mM EDTA, 1 mg/ml BSA and 5% glycerol. Store at –20°C.

The epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor is a transmembrane tyrosine kinase that belongs to the HER/ErbB protein family. Ligand binding results in receptor dimerization, autophosphorylation, activation of downstream signaling, internalization, and lysosomal degradation (1,2). Phosphorylation of EGF receptor (EGFR) at Tyr845 in the kinase domain is implicated in stabilizing the activation loop, maintaining the active state enzyme, and providing a binding surface for substrate proteins (3,4). c-Src is involved in phosphorylation of EGFR at Tyr845 (5). The SH2 domain of PLCγ binds at phospho-Tyr992, resulting in activation of PLCγ-mediated downstream signaling (6). Phosphorylation of EGFR at Tyr1045 creates a major docking site for the adaptor protein c-Cbl, leading to receptor ubiquitination and degradation following EGFR activation (7,8). The GRB2 adaptor protein binds activated EGFR at phospho-Tyr1068 (9). A pair of phosphorylated EGFR residues (Tyr1148 and Tyr1173) provide a docking site for the Shc scaffold protein, with both sites involved in MAP kinase signaling activation (2). Phosphorylation of EGFR at specific serine and threonine residues attenuates EGFR kinase activity. EGFR carboxy-terminal residues Ser1046 and Ser1047 are phosphorylated by CaM kinase II; mutation of either of these serines results in upregulated EGFR tyrosine autophosphorylation (10).


Quality Control: The quality of the peptide was evaluated by reversed-phase HPLC and by mass spectrometry. The peptide blocks Phospho-EGF Receptor (Tyr1173) (53A5) Rabbit mAb #4407 signal in immunohistochemistry.

Applications: Use as a blocking reagent to evaluate the specificity of antibody reactivity in immunohistochemistry protocols.

Directions for Use: For Immunohistochemistry, add twice the volume of peptide as volume of antibody used in 100ul total volume. Incubate for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to adding the entire volume to the slide. Recommended antibody dilutions can be found on the product data sheet.


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2.  Hackel, P.O. et al. (1999) Curr Opin Cell Biol 11, 184-9.

3.  Cooper, J.A. and Howell, B. (1993) Cell 73, 1051-4.

4.  Hubbard, S.R. et al. (1994) Nature 372, 746-54.

5.  Biscardi, J.S. et al. (1999) J Biol Chem 274, 8335-43.

6.  Emlet, D.R. et al. (1997) J Biol Chem 272, 4079-86.

7.  Levkowitz, G. et al. (1999) Mol Cell 4, 1029-40.

8.  Ettenberg, S.A. et al. (1999) Oncogene 18, 1855-66.

9.  Rojas, M. et al. (1996) J Biol Chem 271, 27456-61.

10.  Feinmesser, R.L. et al. (1999) J Biol Chem 274, 16168-73.


Entrez-Gene Id 1956
Swiss-Prot Acc. P00533


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