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Product listing: PathScan® Total GSK-3β Sandwich ELISA Kit, UniProt ID P49841 #7265 to TMEM49/VMP1 (D6N4G) Rabbit mAb, UniProt ID Q96GC9 #12978

$489
96 assays
1 Kit
The PathScan® Total GSK-3β Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of GSK-3β protein. A GSK-3β mouse mAb has been coated onto the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, GSK-3β (phospho and nonphospho) protein is captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, a GSK-3β rabbit mAb is added to detect the captured GSK-3β protein. Anti-rabbit IgG, HRP-linked antibody is then used to recognize the bound detection antibody. HRP substrate, TMB, is added to develop color. The magnitude of the absorbance for this developed color is proportional to the quantity of total GSK-3β.Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.
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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).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Regulators of G protein signaling (RGS) are a family of about 40 proteins that determine the signaling amplitude and duration of G protein-coupled receptor signaling via modulation of the GTPase activity of G proteins (1-3). Each RGS has a distinct structure, expression pattern, and regulation, resulting in preferential interactions with receptors, G proteins, and other signaling proteins, as well as a unique function (4).

$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® ILK1 siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit ILK1 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 from CST are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce target protein expression by western analysis.
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Human

Background: Integrin-linked kinases (ILKs) couple integrins and growth factors to downstream pathways involved in cell survival, cell cycle control, cell-cell adhesion and cell motility (1). ILK functions as a scaffold bridging the extracellular matrix (ECM) and growth factor receptors to the actin cytoskeleton through interactions with integrin, PINCH (which links ILK to the RTKs via Nck2), CH-ILKBP and affixin (1). ILK phosphorylates Akt at Ser473, GSK-3 on Ser9, myosin light chain 2 (MLC2) on Ser18/Thr19, as well as affixin (2-5). These phosphorylation events are key regulatory steps in modulating the activities of the targets. ILK activity is stimulated by PI3 kinase and negatively regulated by the tumor suppressor PTEN and a PP2C protein phosphatase, ILKAP (1,3,6). It has been suggested that the conserved Ser343 residue in the activation loop plays a key role in the activation of ILK1 (2).

$111
20 µl
$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The mammalian Mediator Complex is a multi-subunit protein complex that couples specific transcriptional regulators to RNA polymerase II (Pol II) and the basal transcription machinery. Interactions between distinct Mediator subunits and transcription factors allow for specific gene regulation (reviewed in 1).Mediator complex interactions control various biological processes, including insulin signaling (2), NF-κB-dependent signaling (3), stem cell pluripotency and self renewal (4,5), and proliferation of colon cancer cells (6,7).CDK8/Cyclin C, along with Med12 and Med13, constitute a subcomplex within the Mediator Complex thought to act as a molecular switch, inhibiting Pol II recruitment and transcription initiation (8,9). Expression of CDK8 abrogates E2F-1-dependent inhibition of β-catenin activity in colon cancer cells (9). High levels of CDK8 coincide with high β-catenin-dependent transcription in colon cancer cells, and their proliferation can be inhibited by suppressing CDK8 expression (8).CDK8 can phosphorylate Ser727 on STAT1, which reduces natural killer (NK) cell toxicity (10,11). As such, inhibitors are being pursued as potential therapeutics to enhance NK cell activity and combat a variety of cancer types (12,13).

$303
100 µl
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Human, Mouse

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

Background: Transcription factors of the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)/Rel family play a pivotal role in inflammatory and immune responses (1,2). There are five family members in mammals: RelA, c-Rel, RelB, NF-κB1 (p105/p50), and NF-κB2 (p100/p52). Both p105 and p100 are proteolytically processed by the proteasome to produce p50 and p52, respectively. Rel proteins bind p50 and p52 to form dimeric complexes that bind DNA and regulate transcription. In unstimulated cells, NF-κB is sequestered in the cytoplasm by IκB inhibitory proteins (3-5). NF-κB-activating agents can induce the phosphorylation of IκB proteins, targeting them for rapid degradation through the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway and releasing NF-κB to enter the nucleus where it regulates gene expression (6-8). NIK and IKKα (IKK1) regulate the phosphorylation and processing of NF-κB2 (p100) to produce p52, which translocates to the nucleus (9-11).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: LOX (lysyl oxidase) is a secreted copper-dependent amine oxidase and a member of the lysyl oxidase family (1). It primarily catalyzes the oxidation of lysine (or hydroxylysine) residues in collagen and elastin to form peptidyl aldehyde derivatives (2). These modifications are required for further cross-linking of target proteins to enhance ECM (extracellular matrix) stiffness. LOX plays critical roles in vascular, lung, and skin development, and tissue damage repair (3-5). Upregulation of LOX is associated with various diseases, including cancer progression and tissue fibrosis. Aberrant LOX activity creates a favorable tumor microenvironment to promote tumor metastasis and distal colonization (6-8).

$348
400 µl
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is immobilized via covalent binding of primary amino groups to N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS)-activated Sepharose® beads. β-Catenin (D10A8) XP® Rabbit mAb (Sepharose® Bead Conjugate) is useful for the immunoprecipitation of β-catenin. The antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated β-Catenin (D10A8) XP® Rabbit mAb #8480.
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation

Background: β-Catenin is a key downstream effector in the Wnt signaling pathway (1). It is implicated in two major biological processes in vertebrates: early embryonic development (2) and tumorigenesis (3). CK1 phosphorylates β-catenin at Ser45. This phosphorylation event primes β-catenin for subsequent phosphorylation by GSK-3β (4-6). GSK-3β destabilizes β-catenin by phosphorylating it at Ser33, Ser37, and Thr41 (7). Mutations at these sites result in the stabilization of β-catenin protein levels and have been found in many tumor cell lines (8).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, 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).

$111
20 µl
$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Protein ubiquitination and deubiquitination is a reversible process catalyzed by ubiquitinating enzymes (UBEs) and deubiquitinating enzymes (1,2). Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) function as ubiquitin-specific proteases and can be divided into five subfamilies based on catalytic domain structure. At least 14 members of the JAMM ubiquitin protease subfamily have been identified, including signal transducing adaptor molecule (STAM) binding protein (3). STAM-binding protein (STAMBP or AMSH) is an endosomal DUB that preferentially displays ubiquitin isopeptidase activity toward K63-linked chains, which is critically dependent upon its interaction with STAM (4,5). STAMBP interacts with the STAM adaptor protein and becomes integrated into the multivesicular body sorting machinery to help regulate endosomal trafficking and receptor tyrosine kinase stability by deubiquitining target proteins (4,6). Evidence indicates that endosomal STAMBP antagonizes the ubiquitin-dependent trafficking of EGFR to the lysosomal compartment (7).

$327
50 tests
100 µl
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to Alexa Fluor® 647 fluorescent dye and tested in-house for direct flow cytometry analysis in human cells. The antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated Phospho-p90RSK (Ser380) (D5D8) Rabbit mAb #12032.
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: The 90 kDa ribosomal S6 kinases (RSK1-4) are a family of widely expressed Ser/Thr kinases characterized by two nonidentical, functional kinase domains (1) and a carboxy-terminal docking site for extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) (2). Several sites both within and outside of the RSK kinase domain, including Ser380, Thr359, Ser363, and Thr573, are important for kinase activation (3). RSK1-3 are activated via coordinated phosphorylation by MAPKs, autophosphorylation, and phosphoinositide-3-OH kinase (PI3K) in response to many growth factors, polypeptide hormones, and neurotransmitters (3).

$307
100 µl
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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2, KDR, Flk-1) is a major receptor for VEGF-induced signaling in endothelial cells. Upon ligand binding, VEGFR2 undergoes autophosphorylation and becomes activated (1). Major autophosphorylation sites of VEGFR2 are located in the kinase insert domain (Tyr951/996) and in the tyrosine kinase catalytic domain (Tyr1054/1059) (2). Activation of the receptor leads to rapid recruitment of adaptor proteins, including Shc, GRB2, PI3 kinase, NCK, and the protein tyrosine phosphatases SHP-1 and SHP-2 (3). Phosphorylation at Tyr1212 provides a docking site for GRB2 binding and phospho-Tyr1175 binds the p85 subunit of PI3 kinase and PLCγ, as well as Shb (1,4,5). Signaling from VEGFR2 is necessary for the execution of VEGF-stimulated proliferation, chemotaxis and sprouting, as well as survival of cultured endothelial cells in vitro and angiogenesis in vivo (6-8).

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: The receptor-interacting protein (RIP) family of serine-threonine kinases (RIP, RIP2, RIP3, and RIP4) are important regulators of cellular stress that trigger pro-survival and inflammatory responses through the activation of NF-κB, as well as pro-apoptotic pathways (1). In addition to the kinase domain, RIP contains a death domain responsible for interaction with the death domain receptor Fas and recruitment to TNF-R1 through interaction with TRADD (2,3). RIP-deficient cells show a failure in TNF-mediated NF-κB activation, making the cells more sensitive to apoptosis (4,5). RIP also interacts with TNF-receptor-associated factors (TRAFs) and can recruit IKKs to the TNF-R1 signaling complex via interaction with NEMO, leading to IκB phosphorylation and degradation (6,7). Overexpression of RIP induces both NF-κB activation and apoptosis (2,3). Caspase-8-dependent cleavage of the RIP death domain can trigger the apoptotic activity of RIP (8).

$305
50 tests
100 µl
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to phycoerythrin (PE) and tested in-house for direct flow cytometry analysis in human cells. This antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated IRAK1 (D51G7) Rabbit mAb #4504.
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Human, Monkey, Mouse

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: Interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor-associated kinase (IRAK) is a serine/threonine-specific kinase that can be coprecipitated in an IL-1-inducible manner with the IL-1 receptor (1). The mammalian family of IRAK molecules contains four members (IRAK1, IRAK2, IRAK3/IRAK-M, and IRAK4). The binding of IL-1 to IL-1 receptor type I (IL-1RI) initiates the formation of a complex that includes IL-1RI, AcP, MyD88, and IRAKs (2). IRAK undergoes autophosphorylation shortly after IL-1 stimulation. The subsequent events involve IRAK dissociation from the IL-1RI complex, its ubiquitination, and its association with two membrane-bound proteins: TAB2 and TRAF6. The resulting IRAK-TRAF6-TAB2 complex is then released into the cytoplasm where it activates protein kinase cascades, including TAK1, IKKs, and the stress-activated kinases (3).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The homocysteine-responsive, ER-resident ubiquitin-like domain member 1 protein (HERPUD1) is an ER membrane protein and putative component of the ER-membrane-associated protein degradation (ERAD) pathway (1). HERPUD1 is a transmembrane protein with both amino- and carboxy-termini exposed to the cytoplasm. The amino-terminal HERPUD1 region contains an ubiquitin-like (UBL) domain (1). Increased expression of HERPUD1 protein following ER stress and its association with ERAD component proteins suggests that HERPUD1 may play an integral role in ERAD pathway function (1). Research studies demonstrate that HERPUD1 associates with components of the ERAD machinery, such as the E3 ubiquitin ligase HRD1, which enhances HRD1-mediated ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of potentially toxic ERAD substrates (2-4). The HERPUD1 protein may act as a molecular adaptor for the recruitment of ERAD machinery and the amino-terminal UBL domain may important for this function (3,4). The loss of HERPUD1 expression renders cells more susceptible to ER stress and apoptosis (5,6).

$297
100 µl
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All Species Expected

Application Methods: DNA Dot Blot, Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry)

Background: Methylation of DNA at cytosine residues is a heritable, epigenetic modification that is critical for proper regulation of gene expression, genomic imprinting, and mammalian development (1,2). 5-methylcytosine is a repressive epigenetic mark established de novo by two enzymes, DNMT3a and DNMT3b, and is maintained by DNMT1 (3, 4). 5-methylcytosine was originally thought to be passively depleted during DNA replication. However, subsequent studies have shown that Ten-Eleven Translocation (TET) proteins TET1, TET2, and TET3 can catalyze the oxidation of methylated cytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) (5). Additionally, TET proteins can further oxidize 5-hmC to form 5-formylcytosine (5-fC) and 5-carboxylcytosine (5-caC), both of which are excised by thymine-DNA glycosylase (TDG), effectively linking cytosine oxidation to the base excision repair pathway and supporting active cytosine demethylation (6,7).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Cystathionine γ-lyase (CGL) is an enzyme in the transsulfuration pathway, a route in the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids (1). This enzyme regulates local vasodilation and blood pressure by generating hydrogen sulfide (H2S) as a physiological signaling molecule (2). A rodent model of sleep apnea showed that H2S production by cystathionine γ-lyase in the carotid body triggers hypertension in rodents during intermittent hypoxia, suggesting that inhibition of this enzyme may prevent the hypertension associated with sleep apnea (3). In addition, dietary restriction of sulfur-containing amino acids upregulates hepatic cystathionine γ-lyase expression in mice, leading to elevated production of H2S and protection from hepatic ischemia perfusion injury, indicating that this enzyme is critical for the benefits of dietary restriction (4).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Cysteine-rich protein 61 (CYR61, CCN1) is a secreted, matrix-associated protein belonging to the CCN family, a protein group characterized primarily by its high cysteine content (1). CYR61 regulates diverse cellular events including cell proliferation, differentiation, angiogenesis, and extracellular matrix formation. Research studies have implicated CYR61 in the development or progression of various cancers, including breast, prostate, lung, and hepatocellular carcinoma (1-4). Notably, its role in promoting cancer progression appears to be context-dependent. For example, investigators have shown that overexpression of CYR61 was positively associated with invasiveness of breast cancer cell lines (2), whereas in primary prostate tumors, expression levels were inversely correlated with tumor aggressiveness (3). In additional research studies of hepatocellular carcinoma, where CYR61 expression was positively associated with cancer progression, CYR61 was shown to be transcriptionally regulated by the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway (1).

$260
100 µl
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Human

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

Background: Caveolae ("little caves") are 60-80 nm pits representing specialized plasma membrane domains in many cell types. The principal protein component of caveolae is caveolin, a small integral membrane protein composed of three family members, including the widely expressed caveolin-1 and -2, and the muscle-specific caveolin-3 (1). Caveolin proteins are required for caveolae formation and serve as scaffolding proteins for the recruitment of signaling proteins. Research studies in cavelolin-deficient mice implicate cavelolin proteins in several pathologies, including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, pulmonary disease, and muscular dystrophies (2).The cavin proteins (cavin-1, -2, -3, and -4 in mammals) are a family of caveolae-associated integral membrane proteins involved in the biogenesis and stability of caveolae. Cavin proteins form homo- or hetero-oligomers whose composition is tissue-specific, which may confer distinct functions of caveolae in various tissues (3). Cavin-1 (PTRF), which is widely expressed, is required for caveolae formation and is thought to play roles in lipid metabolism, adipocyte differentiation, and IGF-1 receptor signaling (4-6). Research studies involving prostate cancer suggest that expression of cavin-1 is related to tumor progression and angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis (7-8).

$348
50 tests
100 µl
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to phycoerythrin (PE) and tested in-house for direct flow cytometry analysis in human cells. This antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated MMP-9 (D6O3H) XP® Rabbit mAb #13667.
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Human

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of proteases that target many extracellular proteins including other proteases, growth factors, cell surface receptors, and adhesion molecules (1). Among the family members, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-7, and MMP-9 have been characterized as important factors for normal tissue remodeling during embryonic development, wound healing, tumor invasion, angiogenesis, carcinogenesis, and apoptosis (2-4). Research studies have shown that MMP activity correlates with cancer development (2). One mechanism of MMP regulation is transcriptional (5). Once synthesized, MMP exists as a latent proenzyme. Maximum MMP activity requires proteolytic cleavage to generate active MMPs by releasing the inhibitory propeptide domain from the full length protein (5).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Synapsins, a group of at least five related members (synapsins Ia, Ib, IIa, IIb, and IIIa), are abundant brain proteins essential for regulating neurotransmitter release (1,2). All synapsins contain a short amino-terminal domain that is highly conserved and phosphorylated by PKA or CaM kinase I (1). Phosphorylation of the synapsin amino-terminal domain at Ser9 inhibits its binding to phospholipids and dissociates synapsins from synaptic vesicles (2).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: LSP1 is a 52 kDa leukocyte-specific protein expressed in B cells, T cells, macrophages and neutrophils (1). The protein binds F-actin through its C-terminal actin-binding repeat and regulates cytoskeletal-related cellular movement such as polarization, chemotaxis and locomotion (2-4). LSP1 is a phospho-protein and has been identified as a major substrate of MAP kinase and PKC in lymphocytes and neutrophils (5-7). The phosphorylation is possibly related to its cytoskeletal regulatory function.

$327
100 µl
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to biotin under optimal conditions. The biotinylated antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated Phospho-IGF-I Receptor β (Tyr1135/1136)/Insulin Receptor β (Tyr1150/1151) (19H7) Rabbit mAb #3024.
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Type I insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR) is a transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase that is widely expressed in many cell lines and cell types within fetal and postnatal tissues (1-3). Receptor autophosphorylation follows binding of the IGF-I and IGF-II ligands. Three tyrosine residues within the kinase domain (Tyr1131, Tyr1135, and Tyr1136) are the earliest major autophosphorylation sites (4). Phosphorylation of these three tyrosine residues is necessary for kinase activation (5,6). Insulin receptors (IRs) share significant structural and functional similarity with IGF-I receptors, including the presence of an equivalent tyrosine cluster (Tyr1146/1150/1151) within the kinase domain activation loop. Tyrosine autophosphorylation of IRs is one of the earliest cellular responses to insulin stimulation (7). Autophosphorylation begins with phosphorylation at Tyr1146 and either Tyr1150 or Tyr1151, while full kinase activation requires triple tyrosine phosphorylation (8).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Western Blotting

Background: The breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein (BRCA1) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that functions in the maintenance of genome stability through regulation of the DNA damage response and DNA repair. BRCA1 protein forms at least three distinct complexes (BRCA1 A, B, and C) with other DNA repair proteins, and these interactions are vital for regulation of BRCA1 protein function. The BRCA1-RAP80 complex (BRCA1 A complex) includes RAP80, BRCC36, BRE, Abraxas, and NBA1 and functions in G2/M phase checkpoint control (reviewed in 1,2).The ubiquitously expressed receptor-associated protein 80 (RAP80, UIMC1) is required for recruitment and stability of the BRCA1 A complex at sites of DNA damage (3). Research studies indicate that the absence of RAP80 in cells results in increased sensitivity to the topoisomerase II inhibitor etoposide (4). In the absence of functional RAP80, BRCA1 A complex function is suppressed and cells become more sensitive to DNA damage-induced genome instability (5,6). Phosphorylation of RAP80 by CDK1/Cyclin B at Ser177 regulates RAP80 function at the mitotic checkpoint (7). A naturally occurring in-frame deletion mutant within RAP80 likely alters RAP80 protein-protein interactions and is associated with an increase in chromosomal abnormalities (8,9).

$489
96 assays
1 Kit
The PathScan® Total S6 Ribosomal Protein Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of total S6 ribosomal protein. An S6 Ribosomal Protein Mouse mAb has been coated onto the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, both phospho- and nonphospho-S6 ribosomal proteins are captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, S6 Ribosomal Protein Antibody is added to detect phospho- and nonphospho-S6 ribosomal proteins. HRP-linked Anti-rabbit Antibody is then used to recognize the bound detection antibody. HRP substrate, TMB, is added to develop color. The magnitude of optical density is proportional to the quantity of total ribosomal protein.Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.
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Human, Mouse

Background: One way that growth factors and mitogens effectively promote sustained cell growth and proliferation is by upregulating mRNA translation (1,2). Growth factors and mitogens induce the activation of p70 S6 kinase and the subsequent phosphorylation of the S6 ribosomal protein. Phosphorylation of S6 ribosomal protein correlates with an increase in translation of mRNA transcripts that contain an oligopyrimidine tract in their 5' untranslated regions (2). These particular mRNA transcripts (5'TOP) encode proteins involved in cell cycle progression, as well as ribosomal proteins and elongation factors necessary for translation (2,3). Important S6 ribosomal protein phosphorylation sites include several residues (Ser235, Ser236, Ser240, and Ser244) located within a small, carboxy-terminal region of the S6 protein (4,5).

$303
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) is a member of the Btk/Tec family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases. Like other Btk family members, it contains a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain and Src homology SH3 and SH2 domains. Btk plays an important role in B cell development (1,2). Activation of B cells by various ligands is accompanied by Btk membrane translocation mediated by its PH domain binding to phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate (3-5). The membrane-localized Btk is active and associated with transient phosphorylation of two tyrosine residues, Tyr551 and Tyr223. Tyr551 in the activation loop is transphosphorylated by the Src family tyrosine kinases, leading to autophosphorylation at Tyr223 within the SH3 domain, which is necessary for full activation (6,7). The activation of Btk is negatively regulated by PKCβ through phosphorylation of Btk at Ser180, which results in reduced membrane recruitment, transphosphorylation, and subsequent activation (8). The PKC inhibitory signal is likely to be a key determinant of the B cell receptor signaling threshold to maintain optimal Btk activity (8).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Tropomyosin-1 (TPM1) belongs to the high molecular weight members of tropomyosin family (1,2). The protein exists in an alpha-helical coiled-coil conformation and binds multiple acting monomers in a tight manner to stabilize and regulate the actin filament (3). Tropomyosins fullfill functions in muscle and non-muscle cells. In muscle cells, tropomyosins associate with the troponin complex and play a central role in the calcium-dependent regulation of striated muscle contraction in vertebrates. In non-muscle cells, tropomyosins are implicated in the formation and stabilization of cytoskeletal actin filaments to ensure normal cellular processes (1,2). Mutations of tropomysin-1 have been reported as a cause of dilated cardiac myopathies (4). Tropomyosin-1 also functions as a tumor suppressor, and many malignant tumors demonstrate downregulation of tropomyosin-1 expression (5-8). Tropomyosin-1 is phosphorylated at Ser283 through the Erk/DAPK pathway, which promotes stress fiber formation in response to oxidative stress (9-10).

$303
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Western Blotting

Background: Kinetochores are mitotic structures that form on centromeres and attach to mitotic spindle microtubules. Kinetochore attachment to microtubules regulates chromosome segregation and progression through mitosis. Unattached kinetochores signal to the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) machinery, arresting cells in mitosis (1). CASC5, also known as Knl1 or Blinkin, is the largest subunit of the Knl1–Mis12–Ndc80 complex (KMN) network, a structural component of kinetochores required for microtubule binding. CASC5 functions in the formation of kinetochore–microtubule attachments, chromosome segregation, and in activating the SAC. CASC5 has been implicated in human diseases, including leukemia and microcephaly (2). Activation of the SAC is regulated in part by mitotic phosphorylation of CASC5 at several sites, including Ser24, Ser60, Thr943, and Thr1155 (3, 4). The sequences surrounding Thr943 and Thr1155 are identical.

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Vacuole membrane protein 1 (VMP1, TMEM49) is a transmembrane protein localized to intracellular vacuoles that was originally described as a protein promoting vacuole formation in acinar cells associated with acute pancreatitis (1). Over-expression of VMP1 promotes vacuole formation and subsequent cell death (1). Additional research studies demonstrated that VMP1 expression might be induced by starvation or the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin, which triggers autophagy (2). VMP1 is targeted along with LC3 to autophagosome membranes (2). Knockdown of VMP1 can inhibit autophagosome formation (2). VMP1 interacts with beclin-1, a key autophagy protein that activates the class III PI3 kinase Vps34 (3). VMP1 functions in the degradation and clearance of zymogen-containing vacuoles during experimentally induced pancreatitis (4). During vacuole degradation and clearance, VMP1 interacts with the ubiquitin protease USP9X, suggesting a possible functional link between the molecular machinery of autophagy and the ubiquitin pathway. Orthologs of VMP1 from C. elegans (known as EPG-3), Drosophila (known as TANGO-5), and Dictyostelium, have been shown to play a role in membrane trafficking, organelle organization, and autophagy (5-7).