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Product listing: UBE1a/b Antibody, UniProt ID P22314 #4891 to ACAT2 (E1L8V) Rabbit mAb, UniProt ID Q9BWD1 #13294

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Western Blotting

Background: Ubiquitin can be covalently linked to many cellular proteins by the ubiquitination process, which targets proteins for degradation by the 26S proteasome. Three components are involved in the target protein-ubiquitin conjugation process. Ubiquitin is first activated by forming a thiolester complex with the ubiquitin-activating enzyme (UBE1 or E1). The activated ubiquitin is subsequently transferred to the ubiquitin-carrier protein E2, and then from E2 to ubiquitin ligase E3 for final delivery to the ε-amino group of the target protein lysine residue (1-3). Combinatorial interactions of different E2 and E3 proteins result in substrate specificity (4). UBE1 has two isofoms: UBE1a is a nuclear protein of 117 kDa while UBE1b is a nuclear and cytoplasmic protein of 110 kDa (5).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Docking proteins are substrates of tyrosine kinases that function in the recruitment and assembly of specific signal transduction molecules. There are five members in the p62dok family, p62Dok (Dok-1), p56Dok-2 (Dok-2, or DoK-R), Dok-3, Dok-4 and Dok-5 (1-3), characterized by the presence of an amino-terminal PH domain, a central PTB domain and numerous potential sites of tyrosine phosphorylation. Tyrosine phosphorylation of p56Dok-2 occurs upon stimulation of cells with a variety of stimuli, or in cells transformed by oncogenic tyrosine kinases such as v-Src and Bcr-Abl (3-5). Based on the presence of several signaling domains (PH, PTB domain, tyrosine residue and proline-rich regions), it has been proposed that the p62dok family act as docking proteins that link RTKs to signal transduction pathways. p56Dok-2 has been proposed to be a negative regulator of cytokine-induced proliferation in T cells (5). Phosphorylated Tyr351 of p56Dok-2 mediates an association with the SH2 domain of Nck (4).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Special AT-rich binding protein 1 (SATB1) functions as both a global chromatin organizer and a gene-specific transcription factor (1). SATB1 cooperates with promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML) to regulate global chromatin architecture by organizing chromatin into distinct loops via periodic anchoring of matrix attachment regions (MARs) in DNA to the nuclear matrix (1-3). In addition, SATB1 recruits multiple chromatin-remodeling proteins that contribute to specific gene activation and repression, including the chromatin remodeling enzymes ACF and ISWI, the histone deacetylase HDAC1, and the histone acetyltransferases PCAF and p300/CBP (4-6). Phosphorylation of SATB1 on Ser185 by protein kinase C regulates its interaction with HDAC1 and PCAF. While unphosphorylated SATB1 binds to PCAF, phosphorylated SATB1 preferentially binds to HDAC1 (6). Acetylation of SATB1 on Lys136 by PCAF impairs its DNA binding activity, thereby removing SATB1 from gene promoters (6). SATB1 is expressed predominantly in thymocytes and is involved in gene regulation during T cell activation (1). SATB1 is also expressed in metastatic breast cancer cells and is a potential prognostic marker and therapeutic target for metastatic breast cancer (7). In a mouse model system, RNAi-mediated knockdown of SATB1 reversed tumorigenesis by inhibiting tumor growth and metastasis, while ectopic expression of SATB1 in non-metastatic breast cancer cells produced invasive tumors.

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: EPAC1 and EPAC2 (exchange proteins activated by cyclic AMP) are guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) that catalyze the exchange of GDP for GTP, activating Rap1 and Rap2 small GTPases. Rap activation by EPAC is cAMP-dependent and mediates cAMP signaling in part through protein kinase A (PKA) (reviewed in 1). EPAC signaling plays a significant role in a number of cellular processes including migration and focal adhesion formation (2), exocytosis (3), insulin signaling (4), axon growth and guidance (5) and neurotransmitter release (6).

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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Pumilio 1 and Pumilio 2 (PUM1, PUM2, or Pumilio homolog 1 and 2, respectively) are evolutionarily conserved RNA binding proteins that are thought to repress translation and stability of mRNA targets by binding to the 3'-UTR of specific RNA sequences (1). Pumilio proteins have been implicated in the regulation of genes involved in embryogenesis and germline cell development (2). Research studies have shown that PUM2 may have a role in neural stem cell fate decisions (3).

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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) comprise a family of transcription factors that function within the Jak/Stat pathway to regulate interferon (IFN) and IFN-inducible gene expression in response to viral infection (1). IRFs play an important role in pathogen defense, autoimmunity, lymphocyte development, cell growth, and susceptibility to transformation. The IRF family includes nine members: IRF-1, IRF-2, IRF-9/ISGF3γ, IRF-3, IRF-4 (Pip/LSIRF/ICSAT), IRF-5, IRF-6, IRF-7, and IRF-8/ICSBP. All IRF proteins share homology in their amino-terminal DNA-binding domains. IRF family members regulate transcription through interactions with proteins that share similar DNA-binding motifs, such as IFN-stimulated response elements (ISRE), IFN consensus sequences (ICS), and IFN regulatory elements (IRF-E) (2).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The cell division cycle demands accuracy to avoid the accumulation of genetic damage. This process is controlled by molecular circuits called "checkpoints" that are common to all eukaryotic cells (1). Checkpoints monitor DNA integrity and cell growth prior to replication and division at the G1/S and G2/M transitions, respectively. The cdc2-cyclin B kinase is pivotal in regulating the G2/M transition (2,3). Cdc2 is phosphorylated at Thr14 and Tyr15 during G2-phase by the kinases Wee1 and Myt1, rendering it inactive. The tumor suppressor protein retinoblastoma (Rb) controls progression through the late G1 restriction point (R) and is a major regulator of the G1/S transition (4). During early and mid G1-phase, Rb binds to and represses the transcription factor E2F (5). The phosphorylation of Rb late in G1-phase by CDKs induces Rb to dissociate from E2F, permitting the transcription of S-phase-promoting genes. In vitro, Rb can be phosphorylated at multiple sites by cdc2, cdk2, and cdk4/6 (6-8). DNA damage triggers both the G2/M and the G1/S checkpoints. DNA damage activates the DNA-PK/ATM/ATR kinases, which phosphorylate Chk at Ser345 (9), Chk2 at Thr68 (10) and p53 (11). The Chk kinases inactivate cdc25 via phosphorylation at Ser216, blocking the activation of cdc2.

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The Src family of protein tyrosine kinases, which includes Src, Lyn, Fyn, Yes, Lck, Blk, and Hck, are important in the regulation of growth and differentiation of eukaryotic cells (1). Src activity is regulated by tyrosine phosphorylation at two sites, but with opposing effects. While phosphorylation at Tyr416 in the activation loop of the kinase domain upregulates enzyme activity, phosphorylation at Tyr527 in the carboxy-terminal tail by Csk renders the enzyme less active (2).

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This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to Pacific Blue™ fluorescent dye and tested in-house for direct flow cytometry in human cells. The antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated antibody Phospho-GSK-3β (Ser9) (D85E12) XP® Rabbit mAb #5558.
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Hamster, Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) was initially identified as an enzyme that regulates glycogen synthesis in response to insulin (1). GSK-3 is a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine protein kinase that phosphorylates and inactivates glycogen synthase. GSK-3 is a critical downstream element of the PI3K/Akt cell survival pathway whose activity can be inhibited by Akt-mediated phosphorylation at Ser21 of GSK-3α and Ser9 of GSK-3β (2,3). GSK-3 has been implicated in the regulation of cell fate in Dictyostelium and is a component of the Wnt signaling pathway required for Drosophila, Xenopus, and mammalian development (4). GSK-3 has been shown to regulate cyclin D1 proteolysis and subcellular localization (5).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Uncoupling protein 3 (UCP3), a mitochondrial inner membrane transport protein, is highly expressed in skeletal muscle and activates glucose transport in muscle cells (2). UCP3 lowers the production of reactive oxygen species in mitochondria by reducing the mitochondrial inner membrane potential (3). UCP3 has been implicated in the protection against fat-induced insulin resistance in skeletal muscle (4) and fat gain induced by high-fat feeding (1).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The IL-17 family of cytokines consists of IL-17A-F, and their receptors include IL-17RA-RE (1). IL-17 cytokines are produced by a variety of cell types including the Th17 subset of CD4+ T cells, as well as subsets of γδ T cells, NK cells, and NKT cells (2). IL-17A and IL-17F, the most well-studied of the IL-17 cytokines, contribute to fungal and bacterial immunity by inducing expression of proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and antimicrobial peptides (2). In addition, IL-17A contributes to the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases (3). IL-17E promotes Th2 cell responses (4). The roles of IL-17B, IL-17C, and IL-17D are less clear, however these family members also appear to have the capacity to induce proinflammatory cytokines (1,5,6). IL-17 receptors have an extracellular domain, a transmembrane domain, and a SEFIR domain. They are believed to signal as homodimers, heterodimers, or multimers through their SEFIR domain by recruiting the SEFIR domain-containing adaptor Act1 (7). Unlike most cytokines that signal through Jak/STAT pathways, IL-17 signaling results in NF-κB activation (8).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase 1 (SAT1) is a key enzyme in polyamine metabolism. It acts by acetylating spermidine and spermine using acetyl-coenzyme A (CoA), which alters their charge and facilitates their secretion (1,2). SAT1 activity is tightly controlled in cells, but increases quickly by excess polyamines. Its activity can also be induced by a number of other stimuli, such as oxidative stress, heat shock, insulin-like growth factor-I, and cytotoxins (2-4). Research studies have found that SAT1 is overexpressed in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), which suggest that SAT1 may be a potential therapeutic target for GBM (5).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Chromodomain-helicase-DNA-binding domain 1 like (CHD1L) is a DNA helicase and member of the SNF2 subfamily of ATP dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes (1). Unlike other CHD chromatin remodeling proteins, CHD1L lacks a methylated histone binding chromodomain but does contain a macro domain that binds poly-ADP ribosylated (PARylated) targets (1,2). Following genotoxic stress, CHD1L interacts with PARylated PARP1 and is recruited to sites of DNA damage to facilitate DNA repair (3,4). The CHD1L protein is often over expressed in metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the corresponding CHD1L gene is located in a region that is frequently amplified in cases of HCC (5-7). Research studies indicate that CHD1L over expression may lead to over relaxation of chromatin and exposing the underlying DNA to genotoxic stress (1). CHD1L can regulate expression of genes that promote tumor cell proliferation, migration and metastasis, providing another mechanism where CHD1L may promote hepatocellular carcinoma progression and metastasis (6,8). Additional research studies suggest that over expression of CHD1L may be involved in the progression of bladder, colon and ovary cancer (9-11).

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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: DNA polymerase γ (POLG, pol gamma) is a nuclear encoded protein that is responsible for mitochondrial genome replication in eukaryotic cells. The 140 kDa polymerase γ catalytic subunit forms a holoenzyme complex with a 55 kDa accessory protein (POLG2, pol γB) dimer, which confers processivity (1). In addition to polymerase activity, polymerase γ contains 3'-5' exonuclease activity for proofreading and 5′-deoxyribonucleic phosphate lyase activity that functions in DNA base excision repair (BER). The rate at which the catalytic subunit recognizes damaged DNA during DNA repair is enhanced by the pol γB accessory subunit (2). Mutations in the corresponding POLG gene are associated with several inherited neuropathies including progressive external ophthalmoplegia, myocerebrohepatopathy spectrum disorders and Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome (3,4). Research studies indicate that mutations in the corresponding POLG gene may promote breast tumorigenesis (5).

PhosphoPlus® Duets from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) provide a means to assess protein activation status. Each Duet contains an activation-state and total protein antibody to your target of interest. These antibodies have been selected from CST's product offering based upon superior performance in specified applications.

Background: Syk is a protein tyrosine kinase that plays an important role in intracellular signal transduction in hematopoietic cells (1-3). Syk interacts with immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs) located in the cytoplasmic domains of immune receptors (4). It couples the activated immunoreceptors to downstream signaling events that mediate diverse cellular responses, including proliferation, differentiation, and phagocytosis (4). There is also evidence of a role for Syk in nonimmune cells and investigators have indicated that Syk is a potential tumor suppressor in human breast carcinomas (5). Tyr323 is a negative regulatory phosphorylation site within the SH2-kinase linker region in Syk. Phosphorylation at Tyr323 provides a direct binding site for the TKB domain of Cbl (6,7). Tyr352 of Syk is involved in the association of PLCγ1 (8). Tyr525 and Tyr526 are located in the activation loop of the Syk kinase domain; phosphorylation at Tyr525/526 of human Syk (equivalent to Tyr519/520 of mouse Syk) is essential for Syk function (9).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The Set1 histone methyltransferase protein was first identified in yeast as part of the Set1/COMPASS histone methyltransferase complex, which methylates histone H3 at Lys4 and functions as a transcriptional co-activator (1). While yeast contain only one known Set1 protein, six Set1-related proteins exist in mammals: SET1A, SET1B, MLL1, MLL2, MLL3, and MLL4, all of which assemble into COMPASS-like complexes and methylate histone H3 at Lys4 (2,3). These Set1-related proteins are each found in distinct protein complexes, all of which share the common subunits WDR5, RBBP5, ASH2L, CXXC1 and DPY30. These subunits are required for proper complex assembly and modulation of histone methyltransferase activity (2-6). MLL1 and MLL2 complexes contain the additional protein subunit, menin (6). Like yeast Set1, all six Set1-related mammalian proteins methylate histone H3 at Lys4 (2-6). MLL translocations are found in a large number of hematological malignancies, suggesting that Set1/COMPASS histone methyltransferase complexes play a critical role in leukemogenesis (6).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Nicastrin is a transmembrane glycoprotein serving as an essential component of the γ-secretase complex (1,2). Nicastrin is physically associated with presenilin and plays an important role in the stabilization and correct localization of presenilin to the membrane-bound γ-secretase complex (3). Nicastrin also serves as a docking site for γ-secretase substrates such as APP and Notch, directly binding to them and properly presenting them to γ-secretase to ensure the correct cleavage process (2,4).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Engulfment and cell motility 1 (ELMO1) is a cell motility and migration protein that interacts with DOCK180 to form an atypical, two-part guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for the small GTPase Rac (1). The resultant localized Rac activation allows actin nucleation via WAVE family proteins, signaling to integrins, formation of lamellipodia and filopodia, and regulation of processes including phagocytosis and cell migration (2-4). Research studies indicate that DOCK180 and ELMO1 regulate cell migration in lymphocytes (5) and in ovarian cancer cells (6). ELMO1 also promotes Rac1-dependent cell motility through its interaction with the adaptor protein Nck-1 (7), and binds Arhgef16 to promote RhoG/Rac1-dependent engulfment of apoptotic cells by phagocytes (8). Polymorphisms in the corresponding ELMO1 gene may be associated with susceptibility to diabetic neuropathy seen in selected populations of type II diabetic patients (9,10).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Cdc25 is a protein phosphatase responsible for dephosphorylating and activating cdc2, a crucial step in regulating the entry of all eukaryotic cells into mitosis (1). cdc25C is constitutively phosphorylated at Ser216 throughout interphase by c-TAK1, while phosphorylation at this site is DNA damage-dependent at the G2/M checkpoint (2). When phosphorylated at Ser216, cdc25C binds to members of the 14-3-3 family of proteins, sequestering cdc25C in the cytoplasm and thereby preventing premature mitosis (3). The checkpoint kinases Chk1 and Chk2 phosphorylate cdc25C at Ser216 in response to DNA damage (4,5).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

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

Background: Glucokinase regulatory protein (GCKR, GKRP) regulates the activity and localization of glucokinase, an important metabolic regulator of glucose uptake, glycogen synthesis, and glucose production in hepatocytes (1). GKRP plays a key role in glucose homeostasis as it inhibits glucokinase activity and sequesters this metabolic enzyme in hepatocyte nuclei; in response to changes in glucose concentration, GCKR promotes the release of glucokinase into the cytoplasm (2). During conditions of low blood glucose levels, GCKR binds to fructose-6-phosphate, which leads to GCKR binding to glucokinase and the subsequent nuclear localization and inactivation of glucokinase. After feeding, GCKR binds fructose-1-phosphate, which disrupts the interaction between GCKR and glucokinase and releases active glucokinase to cytoplasm (1-3). Polymorphisms in the corresponding GCKR gene are associated with atypical plasma triglyceride levels, fasting glucose and insulin levels, and glucokinase activity (4,5).

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Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: AMPA- (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid), kainate-, and NMDA- (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors are the three main families of ionotropic glutamate-gated ion channels. AMPA receptors (AMPARs) are comprised of four subunits (GluR 1-4), which assemble as homo- or hetero-tetramers to mediate the majority of fast excitatory transmissions in the central nervous system. AMPARs are implicated in synapse formation, stabilization, and plasticity (1). In contrast to GluR 2-containing AMPARs, AMPARs that lack GluR 2 are permeable to calcium (2). Post-transcriptional modifications (alternative splicing, nuclear RNA editing) and post-translational modifications (glycosylation, phosphorylation) result in a very large number of permutations, fine-tuning the kinetic properties of AMPARs. Research studies have implicated activity changes in AMPARs in a variety of diseases including Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), stroke, and epilepsy (1).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Synapse-associated protein 102 (SAP102, DLG3) belongs to the membrane-associated guanylate kinase (MAGUK) protein family and is a homolog of the Drosophila disc large (dlg) tumor suppressor protein. SAP102 consists of three PDZ domains, a Src homology 3 (SH3) domain, and a guanylate kinase (GK) domain (1). The SAP102 protein is more highly expressed in nonproliferating cells than in proliferating cells, indicating a role in the negative regulation of cell growth. SAP102 interacts with the carboxy terminus of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumor suppressor protein. Furthermore, SAP102 associates with PSD95 in the presence of calcium while the SH3 domain of SAP102 binds calmodulin (2,3). All three PDZ domains of SAP102 participate in binding to the NMDA receptor, interacting specifically with the carboxy-terminal domain of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor 2B (NR2B). This SAP102-NR2B interaction may facilitate AMPA receptor withdrawal from the postsynaptic membrane by inhibiting the Erk/MAPK pathway (1,4). Neuronal SAP102 is concentrated at dendritic shafts and spines, axons, and synaptic junctions. At excitatory synapses, SAP102 is involved in NMDA receptor clustering and immobilization and links NMDA receptors to the submembraneous cytomatrix (4). SAP102 and the NMDA receptor function together to mediate plasticity, behavior, and signal transduction (1). A nonsyndromic form of X-linked mental retardation is caused by loss-of-function mutations to the SAP102 gene. The SAP102 protein may be involved in autism since MAGUK proteins in the NMDA receptor complex bind directly to the autism susceptibility gene, neuroligin (1,5).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is highly conserved from yeast to plants and animals and plays a key role in the regulation of energy homeostasis (1). AMPK is a heterotrimeric complex composed of a catalytic α subunit and regulatory β and γ subunits, each of which is encoded by two or three distinct genes (α1, 2; β1, 2; γ1, 2, 3) (2). The kinase is activated by an elevated AMP/ATP ratio due to cellular and environmental stress, such as heat shock, hypoxia, and ischemia (1). The tumor suppressor LKB1, in association with accessory proteins STRAD and MO25, phosphorylates AMPKα at Thr172 in the activation loop, and this phosphorylation is required for AMPK activation (3-5). AMPKα is also phosphorylated at Thr258 and Ser485 (for α1; Ser491 for α2). The upstream kinase and the biological significance of these phosphorylation events have yet to be elucidated (6). The β1 subunit is post-translationally modified by myristoylation and multi-site phosphorylation including Ser24/25, Ser96, Ser101, Ser108, and Ser182 (6,7). Phosphorylation at Ser108 of the β1 subunit seems to be required for the activation of AMPK enzyme, while phosphorylation at Ser24/25 and Ser182 affects AMPK localization (7). Several mutations in AMPKγ subunits have been identified, most of which are located in the putative AMP/ATP binding sites (CBS or Bateman domains). Mutations at these sites lead to reduction of AMPK activity and cause glycogen accumulation in heart or skeletal muscle (1,2). Accumulating evidence indicates that AMPK not only regulates the metabolism of fatty acids and glycogen, but also modulates protein synthesis and cell growth through EF2 and TSC2/mTOR pathways, as well as blood flow via eNOS/nNOS (1).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Western Blotting

Background: Activator protein 2γ (AP-2γ) is a member of the developmentally-regulated transcription factor activator protein 2 family (1). Overexpression of p53 in human breast cancer cells increases AP-2γ mRNA and protein (2). In addition, p53 binds to the AP-2γ promoter, suggesting that AP-2γ is a target of p53. AP-2γ therefore may contribute to p53-mediated growth inhibition (2). Studies also found that AP-2γ increases p21 mRNA and protein levels and induces cell-cycle arrest in G1 phase (3). Overexpression of AP-2γ inhibits the growth of human breast cancer cells (3). Taken together, these findings suggest that AP-2γ functions as a tumor suppressor (3).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Autophagy is a catabolic process that results in the degradation of bulk cytoplasmic contents within autophagosomes and lysosomes. The control of autophagy involves proteins encoded by a set of autophagy-related genes (Atg) that were originally characterized in yeast (1). Research studies in yeast indicate that Atg2 is essential for autophagy and the retrograde transport of Atg9 through an interaction with Atg18 (2-6). Two human Atg2 homologs (Atg2A, Atg2B) are critical for autophagosome formation as silencing of both results in the accumulation of unclosed autophagic structures (7). Starvation-induced autophagy targets Atg2A to the initiation site of autophagosome biogenesis, where it associates with DFCP1, WIPI-1, and other autophagy-related proteins (8).Atg2 proteins also function in lipid droplet metabolism as depletion of both Atg2A and AtgB results in changes in the size, number, and distribution of lipid droplets (7,8). These morphological changes in lipid droplets are not observed in Atg5-depleted cells, suggesting that this function is independent of the role of Atg2 in autophagy (7). Starvation-induced autophagy directs Atg2A (along with Atg14L) to localize to early autophagosomal membranes enriched in PI3P, while another subpopulation of Atg2A and Atg14L localizes to the lipid droplets independent of autophagic status (8). An increase in Atg2A expression during etoposide- and doxorubicin-induced apoptosis suggests that Atg2A may be a useful indicator of topoisomerase II inhibitor-mediated apoptosis (9). Mutations in the corresponding Atg2B gene are associated with gastric and colorectal carcinomas with high microsatellite instability (10).

The HSP27 Antibody Kit provides an economical means to evaluate the activation status of the HSP27 protein. The kit contains enough primary antibody to perform two western blot experiments per primary antibody.

Background: Heat shock protein (HSP) 27 is one of the small HSPs that are constitutively expressed at different levels in various cell types and tissues. Like other small HSPs, HSP27 is regulated at both the transcriptional and posttranslational levels (1). In response to stress, the HSP27 expression increases several-fold to confer cellular resistance to the adverse environmental change. HSP27 is phosphorylated at Ser15, Ser78, and Ser82 by MAPKAPK-2 as a result of the activation of the p38 MAP kinase pathway (2,3). Phosphorylation of HSP27 causes a change in its tertiary structure, which shifts from large homotypic multimers to dimers and monomers (4). It has been shown that phosphorylation and increased concentration of HSP27 modulates actin polymerization and reorganization (5,6).

$260
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Human, Monkey

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

Background: Neural cell adhesion molecule L1 (NCAM-L1/L1CAM) is a single pass transmembrane glycoprotein member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, containing six amino-terminal extracellular Ig-like domains followed by five fibronectin type-III domains (1). NCAM-L1 is mainly expressed in the brain, and plays an important role in the developing nervous system, with involvement in neurite fasciculation and outgrowth, myelination, neuronal migration, and neuronal cell adhesion (2). Mutations in the NCAM-L1 gene cause varying degrees of neurological disease including X-linked hydrocephalus, MASA syndrome, spastic paraplegia type 1, and X-linked corpus callosum agenesis, together known as L1 syndrome (3). Apart from the nervous system, NCAM-L1 is overexpressed in many cancers and supports a poor prognosis by facilitating aggressive tumor growth, metastasis and chemoresistance (4,5).

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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase 2 (ACAT2), also known as cytosolic acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase, plays a role in regulating lipid metabolism (1). It catalyzes the synthesis of acetoacetyl-CoA from two acetyl-CoA molecules, which is later converted into steroids (2).