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Product listing: GATA-3 (E2N1Y) Mouse mAb, UniProt ID P23771 #96098 to SignalSilence® p21 Waf1/Cip1 siRNA II, UniProt ID P38936 #6558

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry, Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin), Western Blotting

Background: GATA proteins comprise a group of transcription factors that are related by the presence of conserved zinc finger DNA binding domains, which bind directly to the nucleotide sequence core element GATA (1-3). There are six vertebrate GATA proteins, designated GATA-1 to GATA-6 (3).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Eg5 (also called kinesin-like protein 11 or Kif11) belongs to the kinesin-like family of motor proteins important in chromosome positioning, centrosome separation, and mitotic spindle formation. Phosphorylation of Eg5 by mitotic kinases regulates its activity by modulating its association with microtubules (1,2). Because anti-mitotic chemotherapeutic drugs, such as taxanes, target microtubules and have pleiotropic and sometimes toxic effects, drugs that target microtubule-associated proteins such as Eg5 are currently in development (3-5).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Tectonin β-propeller repeat protein (TECPR1) was first identified as DKFZP434B0335, a human ortholog of the yeast protein Pex23p (1). TECPR1 contains a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain, β-propeller domain, and dysferlin domains. Research studies have shown that elevated expression of TECPR1 may be a potential marker for prostate cancer (2). In several independent studies, TECPR1 was shown to play a role in autophagy through interaction with Atg5 (3-5). Atg5 is a protein that is conjugated to the ubiquitin-like protein Atg12 and plays an essential role in autophagy (6). Initial studies suggested that TECPR1 plays a role in selective autophagy processes by targeting bacterial pathogens, as well as damaged mitochondria and protein aggregates (4). TECPR1 appears to be important for autophagosome maturation and promotes autophagosome fusion with the lysosome (5). Deletion of TECPR1 leads to an accumulation of autophagosomes (5).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A0 (hnRNP A0) is a member of the hnRNP A/B family of related RNA binding proteins that bind pre-mRNA and are involved in the processing, metabolism, and transport of nuclear pre-mRNA transcripts (1). The A/B subfamily of hnRNP includes A1, A2/B1, A3, and A0. hnRNP A0 is phosphorylated at Ser84 by MAPKAPK-2 in response to LPS treatment in mouse macrophage cells, which might play a key role in stimulating translation of the TNF-α message (2).

$260
100 µl
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Bovine, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Nucleoporin 98 kDa (NUP98) is a component of the nuclear pore complex. It is expressed as three different precursors that undergo auto-cleavage to generate a common amino-terminal 98 kDa peptide (NUP98) and carboxy-terminal 6, 96 (NUP96) and 88 (p88) kDa peptides (1,2). NUP98 contains FG and GLFG repeat domains at its amino terminus and a RNA-binding domain in its carboxy terminus (3). The NUP98 gene is localized on chromosome 11p15.5, a region frequently rearranged in leukemias. To date, 15 fusion partners have been identified for NUP98 (4,5).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Eukaryotic cell proliferation depends strictly upon the E3 ubiquitin ligase activity of the anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), whose main function is to trigger the transition of the cell cycle from metaphase to anaphase. The APC/C complex promotes the assembly of polyubiquitin chains on substrate proteins in order to target these proteins for degradation by the 26S proteasome (1,2). The vertebrate APC/C complex consists of as many as 15 subunits, including multiple scaffold proteins, two catalytic subunits (APC2, APC11), and a number of proteins responsible for substrate recognition (3). All E3 enzymes, including APC/C, utilize ubiquitin residues activated by E1 enzymes and transferred to E2 enzymes. Research studies indicate that APC/C interacts with the E2 enzymes UBE2S and UBE2C via the RING-finger domain-containing subunit APC11 (4-6). APC/C function relies on multiple cofactors, including an APC/C coactivator formed by the cell division control protein 20 homolog (CDC20) and Cdh1/FZR1. The CDC20/Cdh1 coactivator is responsible for recognition of APC/C substrates through interaction with specific D-box and KEN-box recognition elements within these substrates (7-9).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Mammalian voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) are composed of a pore-forming α subunit and one or more regulatory β subunits (1). Four separate genes (SCN1B-SCN4B) encode the five mammalian β subunits β1, β1B, β2, β3, and β4. In general, β subunit proteins are type I transmembrane proteins, with the exception of secreted β1B protein (reviewed in 2). β subunits regulate α subunit gating and kinetics, which controls cell excitability (3,4). Sodium channel β subunits also function as Ig superfamily cell adhesion molecules that regulate cell adhesion and migration (5,6). Additional research reveals sequential processing of β subunit proteins by β-secretase (BACE1) and γ secretase, resulting in ectodomain shedding of β subunit and generation of an intracellular carboxy-terminal fragment (CTF). Generation of the CTF is thought to play a role in cell adhesion and migration (7,8). Multiple studies demonstrate a link between β subunit gene mutations and a number of disorders, including epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmia, multiple sclerosis, neuropsychiatric disorders, neuropathy, inflammatory pain, and cancer (9-13).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Arg3.1, also known as Arc for activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein, is an immediate early gene whose expression is necessary for synaptic plasticity (1). Arg3.1 expression is induced by many experimental stimuli such as LTP (2), LTD (3), and learning. Arg3.1 is also involved in the regulation of synaptic strength and homeostatic scaling by promoting AMPA receptors endocytosis (5,6). Arg3.1 dysregulation has been proposed to participate in cognitive decline during aging (7).

$260
100 µl
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Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Frozen)

Background: Ghrelin, also known as appetite-regulating hormone, is a neuropeptide hormone belonging to the motilin family. It is the ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor type 1 (GHS-R), expressed by cells in the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus and arcuate nucleus (1). Ghrelin is synthesized as a preprohormone by ghrelinergic cells in the gastrointestinal tract; proteolytic cleavage yields a 28-amino acid peptide hormone, which undergoes obligate n-octanoylation at serine 3 by the enzyme ghrelin O-acetyltransferase (GOAT) (2). Binding of n-octanoyl ghrelin to GHS-R stimulates growth hormone release, while simultaneously exerting multiple neuroendocrine affects that influence appetite, gastric motility and energy balance (3).

$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® PTEN siRNA II from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit PTEN 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 are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce protein expression by western analysis.
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Human

Background: PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten), also referred to as MMAC (mutated in multiple advanced cancers) phosphatase, is a tumor suppressor implicated in a wide variety of human cancers (1). PTEN encodes a 403 amino acid polypeptide originally described as a dual-specificity protein phosphatase (2). The main substrates of PTEN are inositol phospholipids generated by the activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) (3). PTEN is a major negative regulator of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway (1,4,5). PTEN possesses a carboxy-terminal, noncatalytic regulatory domain with three phosphorylation sites (Ser380, Thr382, and Thr383) that regulate PTEN stability and may affect its biological activity (6,7). PTEN regulates p53 protein levels and activity (8) and is involved in G protein-coupled signaling during chemotaxis (9,10).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: HOP, also known as stress-induced phospho protein 1 (STIP), is a co-chaperone to the major heat shock proteins, Hsp70 and Hsp90, and appears in early receptor complexes (1,2). Through mutual binding to both Hsp70 and Hsp90, Hop functions as an adaptor that can integrate Hsp70 and Hsp90 interactions (3,4). HOP is an abundant and highly conserved protein which is composed of three tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) domains (TPR1, TPR2a and TPR2b) and two DP repeat domains (DP1 and DP2), whose function has not been fully resolved (5).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The transcription factor CP2 (TFCP2, LSF) is a ubiquitous nuclear protein that was initially shown to bind and activate the alpha-globin promoter in erythroid cells (1). Research studies show that TFCP2 functions as an oncogene in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Overexpression of TFCP2 is seen in HCC patient samples and cell lines; TFCP2 expression correlates with high tumor grade and poor prognosis (2). Forced expression of TFCP2 in less aggressive HCC cells results in highly aggressive, angiogenic and metastatic tumors, while inhibition of TFCP2 abrogates growth and metastasis of highly aggressive HCC cells (2). Additional studies show that TFCP2 acts downstream of Notch1 in HCC cells, where it mediates Notch pathway signaling during proliferation and invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma (3). TFCP2 functions as an oncogene as it upregulates multiple genes involved in angiogenesis, cell invasion, and chemoresistance, including osteopontin, metalloproteinase-9, fibronectin 1, tight junction protein 1, and thymidylate synthase (2-5). Factor quinolinone inhibitor 1 (FQI1) is a small molecule inhibitor of TFCP2 that inhibits TFCP2 DNA-binding activity, reduces expression of TFCP2 target genes, and rapidly induces cell death in TFCP2-overexpressing HCC cell lines (6).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: SMG-1 is a member of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase-related kinase (PIKK) family, which includes ATM, ATR, mTOR, DNA-PKcs, and TRRAP (1,2). Activated by DNA damage, SMG-1 has been shown to phosphorylate p53 and hUpf1 (SMG-2) (1-4). hUpf1 is a subunit of the surveillance complex that allows degradation of messenger RNA species containing premature termination codons (PTCs). This process, known as nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), prevents the translation of truncated forms of proteins that may result in gain of function or dominant negative species. NMD occurs under normal cellular conditions as well as in response to damage (5,6). SMG-1 has also been shown to affect cell death receptor signaling and to protect cells from extrinsically induced apoptotic cell death (7).

$129
20 µl
$303
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin), Western Blotting

Background: Lyric/AEG-1 (Astrocyte Elevated Gene 1)/MTDH (Metadherin) was identified as a tight junction (TJ) protein based on its localization to TJ proteins in polarized epithelium (1).Differential subcellular localization and overexpression of Lyric/AEG-1/MTDH has been seen in multiple human cancers. Lyric/AEG-1/MTDH is involved in signaling pathways related to various cellular functions including proliferation and apoptosis/survival, and its alteration in cancer is associated with poor prognosis (reviewed in 2). In breast cancer, increased Lyric/AEG-1/MTDH may confer increased chemoresistance as well as metastasis (3,4). Lyric/AEG-1/MTDH expression is important in signaling and disease progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (5) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) (6).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: RMP (RPB5-Mediating Protein), also known as URI (Unconventional prefoldin RBP5 Interactor), was described as an unconventional member of the prefoldin (PFD) family of chaperones that are involved in actin and tubulin folding (1-4). Like conventional members of the α-class of PFDs, RMP contains N- and C-terminal α-helical coiled-coil structures connected by two β hairpins. In addition, RMP possesses an RPB5-binding segment and a long C-terminal acidic segment. It is posited that RMP exists as a component of a macromolecular complex within human cells and functions as a molecular scaffold to assemble a PFD complex containing other PFDs and proteins with functions in transcription and ubiquitination. Indeed, evidence is provided that RMP negatively modulates RNA polymerase II-dependent transcription by binding to TFIIF (5) and RBP5 (6) and is involved in mTOR signaling by coordinating the regulation of nutrient availability with gene expression (1). In accord with its ability to coordinate gene expression with nutrient availability, RMP was shown to be a mitochondrial substrate of S6K1. S6K1-mediated phosphorylation of RMP at Ser371 triggers a series of biochemical events that constitute a negative feedback loop, in part, aimed at restraining S6K1 survival signaling and ensuring that the mitochondrial threshold for apoptosis corresponds to availability of nutrients and growth factors (7).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Pantothenate kinase 1 (PANK1) is the rate-limiting enzyme in coenzyme A (CoA) synthesis (1,2). PPARα -mediated transcriptional regulation of PANK1 plays an important role in controlling CoA levels in hepatocytes (1). Research studies indicate that PANK1 expression, along with microRNA-107, decreases in a murine macrophage model upon lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposure in a PPARα-dependent manner (3). Additional studies show that the corresponding PANK1 gene is a direct target of tumor suppressor p53 and that p53 regulates energy homeostasis through control of PANK1 expression (2).

$111
20 µl
$260
100 µl
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Bovine, Hamster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Cofilin is a conserved actin-severing protein required for processes that rely on actin dynamics, including cytokinesis and cell motility (reviewed in 1). Regulation of actin dynamics requires the controlled cycling between the phosphorylated and unphosphorylated forms of cofilin (2). The severing activity of cofilin is inhibited by LIMK or TESK phosphorylation at the conserved amino-terminal Ser3 of cofilin (3,4). Slingshot (SSH) phosphatase, for which there have been three mammalian isoforms identified, dephosphorylates cofilin in vivo (5). Chronophin (CIN, PDXP) is a haloacid dehalogenase phosphatase that also dephosphorylates cofilin. Alteration of CIN activity through overexpression of either the wildtype or phosphatase-inactive mutant CIN interferes with actin dynamics, cell morphology and cytokinesis (6).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Hexokinase catalyzes the conversion of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate, the first step in glycolysis. Four distinct mammalian hexokinase isoforms, designated as hexokinase I, II, III, and IV (glucokinase), have been identified. Hexokinases I, II, and III are associated with the outer mitochondrial membrane and are critical for maintaining an elevated rate of aerobic glycolysis in cancer cells (Warburg Effect) (1) in order to compensate for the increased energy demands associated with rapid cell growth and proliferation (2,3).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Protein phosphatase type 2A (PP2A) is an essential protein serine/threonine phosphatase that is conserved in all eukaryotes. PP2A is a key enzyme within various signal transduction pathways as it regulates fundamental cellular activities such as DNA replication, transcription, translation, metabolism, cell cycle progression, cell division, apoptosis and development (1-3). Active protein phosphatase 2A is composed of both structural (A) and catalytic (C) proteins, and its activity relies on interaction with regulatory (B) subunits. An important PP2A regulatory subunit is PP2A phosphatase activator (PTPA), also known as the PP2A activator regulatory subunit 4 (PPP2R4) (4). This PTPA regulatory protein binds ATP and has isomerase (PPIase) activity, suggesting that PP2A regulation involves a change in phosphatase conformation. The addition of ATP (and Mg2+) results in a correlated increase in both PP2A activation and PTPA isomerase activity (5). While the exact mechanism is still under consideration, evidence suggests that binding of PTPA to the PP2A A-C dimer produces a conformational change in PP2A that shifts phosphatase substrate specificity from phosphoserine to phosphotyrosine substrates (6).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: RANTES/CCL5 (regulated upon activation, T cell expressed and secreted) is a member of the "C-C" or β family of chemokines that induce inflammation and are associated with a number of inflammatory disorders (1,2). RANTES is produced and secreted mainly by CD8+ T cells, macrophages, and platelets, as well as epithelial cells, fibroblasts and some solid tumors (2-7). RANTES acts as a chemoattractant and has other regulatory functions on a number of cell types including monocytes, memory T cells, NK cells, eosinophils, basophils, dendritic cells, and mast cells (3, 7-9). Signaling by RANTES is mediated by several G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), including CCR1, CCR3, CCR4 and CCR5.

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Frozen), Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Huntington's Disease (HD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder characterized by psychiatric, cognitive, and motor dysfunction. Neuropathology of HD involves specific neuronal subpopulations: GABA-ergic neurons of the striatum and neurons within the cerebral cortex selectively degenerate (1,2). The genetic analysis of HD has been the flagship study of inherited neurological diseases from initial chromosomal localization to identification of the gene.Huntingtin is a large (340-350 kD) cytosolic protein that may be involved in a number of cellular functions such as transcription, gastrulation, neurogenesis, neurotransmission, axonal transport, neural positioning, and apoptosis (2,3). The HD gene from unaffected individuals contains between 6 and 34 CAG trinucleotide repeats, with expansion beyond this range causing the onset of disease symptoms. A strong inverse correlation exists between the age of onset in patients and the number of huntingtin gene CAG repeats encoding a stretch of polyglutamine peptides (1,2). The huntingtin protein undergoes numerous post-translational modifications including phosphorylation, ubiquitination, sumoylation, palmitoylation, and cleavage (2). Phosphorylation of Ser421 by Akt can partially counteract the toxicity that results from the expanded polyglutamine tract. Varying Akt expression in the brain correlates with regional differences in huntingtin protein phosphorylation; this pattern inversely correlates with the regions that are most affected by degeneration in diseased brain (2). A key step in the disease is the proteolytic cleavage of huntingtin protein into amino-terminal fragments that contain expanded glutamine repeats and translocate into the nucleus. Caspase mediated cleavage of huntingtin at Asp513 is associated with increased polyglutamine aggregate formation and toxicity. Phosphorylation of Ser434 by CDK5 protects against cleavage (2,3).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Chromatin IP, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: SPT6 or SUPT6H is a histone H3 chaperone protein involved in transcriptional elongation and chromatin structure (1). The SPT6 protein contains a highly acidic N-terminus with leucine zipper and SH2 domains, which can interact with phospho-Rpb1 CTD (Ser2) to recruit SPN1 and other mRNA processing and export factors (2). SPT6 can enhance the elongation rate of RNA polymerase II, and can also maintain the modification state of histone H3 tails. (3-4). Loss of SPT6 causes improper initiation of transcription within coding regions (5).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The T-box gene family consists of transcription factors characterized by a related DNA-binding domain (T-box) of approximately 200 amino acids (1,2). The T-box genes exhibit diverse temporal and spatial patterns in the developing embryo. Studies have demonstrated members of this family play crucial roles during embryogenesis in a wide range of organisms by regulating cell fate decisions to establish the early body plan and to regulate later processes underlying organogenesis (3-5). Mutations in T-box genes are associated with many developmental defects (6). Recent studies also indicate potential roles in cancer by members of T-box family (7-9).

$260
100 µl
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Hamster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Rho family GTPases are key regulators of diverse processes such as cytoskeletal organization, cell growth and differentiation, transcriptional regulation, and cell adhesion/motility. The activities of these proteins are controlled primarily through guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) that facilitate the exchange of GDP for GTP, promoting the active (GTP-bound) state, and GTPase activating proteins (GAPs) that promote GTP hydrolysis and the inactive (GDP-bound) state (1,2).The p190 RhoGAP proteins are widely expressed Rho family GAPs. p190-A has been characterized as a tumor suppressor, and research studies have shown that loss or rearrangement of the chromosomal region containing the gene for p190-A is linked to tumor development (3,4). p190-A binds the mitogen-inducible transcription factor TFII-I, sequestering it in the cytoplasm and inhibiting its activity. Phosphorylation of p190-A at Tyr308 reduces its affinity for TFII-I, relieving the inhibition (5). p190-A can also inhibit growth factor-induced gliomas in mice (6) and affect cleavage furrow formation and cytokinesis in cultured cells (7).Mice lacking p190-B RhoGAP show excessive Rho activation and a reduction in activation of the transcription factor CREB (8). Cells deficient in p190-B display defective adipogenesis (9). There is increasing evidence that p190 undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation, which activates its GAP domain (9-11). Levels of tyrosine phosphorylation are enhanced by Src overexpression (10,11). IGF-I treatment downregulates Rho through phosphorylation and activation of p190-B RhoGAP, thereby enhancing IGF signaling implicated in adipogenesis (9).

$260
100 µl
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Hamster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: NCK1 (also known as NCK or NCKα) is a broadly expressed oncogenic adapter protein consisting of three SH3 domains and one SH2 domain (1-3). NCK1 becomes phosphorylated upon activation of variety of cell surface receptors and is involved in actin cytoskeletal organization induced by many stimuli (4-6). NCK2 (also known as NCKβ), a homolog of NCK1, has an overlapping expression pattern and redundant functions with NCK1 (7).

$111
20 µl
$260
100 µl
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Human, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The tumor necrosis factor receptor family, which includes TNF-RI, Fas, DR3, DR4, DR5, and DR6, plays an important role in the regulation of apoptosis in various physiological systems (1,2). The receptors are activated by a family of cytokines that include TNF, FasL, and TRAIL. They are characterized by a highly conserved extracellular region containing cysteine-rich repeats and a conserved intracellular region of about 80 amino acids termed the death domain (DD). The DD is important for transducing the death signal by recruiting other DD containing adaptor proteins (FADD, TRADD, RIP) to the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC), resulting in activation of caspases.

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A1 (hnRNP A1) is a member of the hnRNP A/B family of related RNA binding proteins that bind pre-mRNA and are involved in the processing, metabolism, and transport of nuclear pre-mRNA transcripts (1). hnRNP A1 regulates the alternative splicing of c-Src and c-H-Ras (2,3) and modifies initiation of translation of the fibroblast growth factor 2 mRNA (4). hnRNP A1 expression level is elevated in many cancers; knockdown of hnRNP A1 leads to apoptosis in various cancer cells (5). Although predominantly nuclear, hnRNP A1 is continually transported from the nucleus to the cytoplasm where it disassociates from mRNA and is rapidly re-imported into the nucleus (6,7). hnRNP A1 binds to cis-acting repressive sequences (CRS) of HIV-1 to influence HIV-1 production (8,9). HIV-1 enhances hnRNP A1 expression and promotes the relocalization of hnRNP A1 to the cytoplasm (10).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Western Blotting

Background: Na+/H+ exchanger regulatory factor (NHERF1 or EBP-50) is one of several related PDZ domain-containing proteins (1). NHERF1 was first identified as a necessary cofactor for cyclic AMP-associated inhibition of Na+/ H+ exchanger isoform 3 (NHE3) (2). NHERF1 is a multifunctional adaptor protein that interacts with receptors and ion transporters via its PDZ domains, and with the ERM family of proteins, including merlin, via its carboxy-terminus (2,3). NHERF1 may play an important role in breast cancer. Estrogen has been found to induce NHERF1 in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells (2,3). Furthermore, NHERF1 has been shown to bind to PDGFR, which is activated in breast carcinomas. NHERF1 has been found to promote the formation of a ternary complex containing PTEN, NHERF1, and PDGFR. Therefore, NHERF1 may function to recruit PTEN to PDGFR to inhibit the activation of PI3K/Akt signaling in normal cells; this mechanism may be disrupted in cancer (4). NHERF1 also binds to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), which functions as an ion channel and has disease-causing mutations in cystic fibrosis (5). Other proposed functions of NHERF1 include testicular differentiation, endosomal recycling, membrane targeting, protein sorting, and trafficking (6).

$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® p21 Waf1/Cip1 siRNA II from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit p21 Waf1/Cip1 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 are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce target protein expression by western analysis.
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Human

Background: The tumor suppressor protein p21 Waf1/Cip1 acts as an inhibitor of cell cycle progression. It functions in stoichiometric relationships forming heterotrimeric complexes with cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases. In association with CDK2 complexes, it serves to inhibit kinase activity and block progression through G1/S (1). However, p21 may also enhance assembly and activity in complexes of CDK4 or CDK6 and cyclin D (2). The carboxy-terminal region of p21 is sufficient to bind and inhibit PCNA, a subunit of DNA polymerase, and may coordinate DNA replication with cell cycle progression (3). Upon UV damage or during cell cycle stages when cdc2/cyclin B or CDK2/cyclin A are active, p53 is phosphorylated and upregulates p21 transcription via a p53-responsive element (4). Protein levels of p21 are downregulated through ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation (5).