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Product listing: ARP2 (D85D5) Rabbit mAb, UniProt ID P61160 #5614 to BCAT1 (D4V2T) Rabbit mAb, UniProt ID P54687 #16431

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

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Actin nucleation, the formation of new actin filaments from existing filaments, affects actin filament structure during cell motility, division, and intracellular trafficking. An important actin nucleation protein complex is the highly conserved ARP2/3 complex, consisting of ARP2, ARP3, and ARPC1-5. The ARP2/3 complex promotes branching of an existing actin filament and formation of a daughter filament following activation by nucleation-promoting factors, such as WASP/WAVE or cortactin (1). The formation of podosomes, small cellular projections that degrade the extracellular matrix, is enhanced by ARP2/3 complex action. ARP2/3 competes with caldesmon, an actin binding protein shown to negatively affect podosome formation (2). Along with N-WASP, the ARP2/3 complex regulates nuclear actin filament nucleation and controls actin polymerization during transcription (3).

$118
10 western blots
200 µl
Nonphosphorylated MKK3/MKK6 Control Cell Extracts: Total cell extracts from NIH/3T3 cells, serve as a negative control. Supplied in SDS Sample Buffer.Phosphorylated MKK3/MKK6 Control Cell Extracts: Total cell extracts from NIH/3T3 cells, treated with 50 mJ UV light and a 30 minute recovery, serve as a positive control. Supplied in SDS Sample Buffer.
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Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: MKK3 and MKK6 are two closely related dual-specificity protein kinases that activate p38 MAP kinase (1-5). MKK3 and MKK6 both phosphorylate and activate p38 MAP kinase at its activation site, Thr-Gly-Tyr, but do not phosphorylate or activate Erk1/2 or SAPK/JNK. Phosphorylation of p38 MAP kinase dramatically stimulates its ability to phosphorylate protein substrates such as ATF-2 and Elk-1. MKK3 and MKK6 are both activated by different forms of cellular stress and inflammatory cytokines (4,5). Activation of MKK3 and MKK6 occurs through phosphorylation at Ser189 and Thr222 on MKK3 (2) and Ser207 and Thr211 on MKK6 (4,5).

$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® MUC1 siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit MUC1 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: Mucins represent a family of glycoproteins characterized by repeat domains and dense O-glycosylation (1). MUC1 (or mucin 1) is aberrantly overexpressed in most human carcinomas. Increased expression of MUC1 in carcinomas reduces cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions. MUC1 is cleaved proteolytically, and the large ectodomain can remain associated with the small 25 kDa carboxy-terminal domain that contains a transmembrane segment and a 72-residue cytoplasmic tail (1). MUC1 interacts with ErbB family receptors and potentiates ERK1/2 activation (2). MUC1 also interacts with β-catenin, which is regulated by GSK-3β, PKCγ, and Src through phosphorylation at Ser44, Thr41, and Tyr46 of the MUC1 cytoplasmic tail (3-5). Overexpression of MUC1 potentiates transformation (6) and attenuates stress-induced apoptosis through the Akt or p53 pathways (7,8).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase-phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1) is a single-pass, type II transmembrane protein primarily involved in ATP hydrolysis at the plasma membrane. Targeting of ENPP1 to the basolateral cell surface relies on the presence of a carboxy-terminal di-leucine-based signal (1). ENPP1 plays important roles in bone mineralization and soft tissue calcification (2-5). Mutations in the corresponding ENPP1 gene cause generalized arterial calcification in infancy (GACI) and idiopathic infantile arterial calcification (IIAC) (6,7). ENPP1 inhibits insulin receptor function and overexpression of this enzyme causes insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mice (8,9). Genetic variants of ENPP1 have been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes (10-12).

$348
50 tests
100 µl
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to Alexa Fluor® 488 fluorescent dye and tested in-house for direct flow cytometric analysis in human cells. This antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated BCL6 (D4I2V) XP® Rabbit mAb #14895.
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Human

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: Chromosomal translocations result in misregulation of the proto-oncogene BCL6 in patients with B cell-derived non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (1). The BCL6 gene is selectively expressed in mature B cells and encodes a nuclear phosphoprotein that belongs to the BTB/POZ zinc finger family of transcription factors (2,3). BCL6 protein can bind to target DNA sequences of Stat6 and, analogous to Stat6, modulate the expression of interleukin-4-induced genes (4). Furthermore, BCL6 restrains p53-dependent senescence, making BCL6-active tumors functionally p53-negative (5). The mitogen-activated protein kinases, Erk1 and Erk2, but not JNK, phosphorylate BCL6 at multiple sites. Phosphorylation of BCL6 at Ser333 and Ser343 results in degradation of BCL6 by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway in B cells (6,7). In addition, BCL6 is acetylated and its transcriptional repressor function is inhibited by the transcriptional co-activator p300 (8).

$303
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The nucleosome, made up of four core histone proteins (H2A, H2B, H3, and H4), is the primary building block of chromatin. Originally thought to function as a static scaffold for DNA packaging, histones have now been shown to be dynamic proteins, undergoing multiple types of post-translational modifications, including acetylation, phosphorylation, methylation, and ubiquitination (1). Histone methylation is a major determinant for the formation of active and inactive regions of the genome and is crucial for the proper programming of the genome during development (2,3). Arginine methylation of histones H3 (Arg2, 17, 26) and H4 (Arg3) promotes transcriptional activation and is mediated by a family of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs), including the co-activators PRMT1 and CARM1 (PRMT4) (4). In contrast, a more diverse set of histone lysine methyltransferases has been identified, all but one of which contain a conserved catalytic SET domain originally identified in the Drosophila Su(var)3-9, Enhancer of zeste, and Trithorax proteins. Lysine methylation occurs primarily on histones H3 (Lys4, 9, 27, 36, 79) and H4 (Lys20) and has been implicated in both transcriptional activation and silencing (4). Methylation of these lysine residues coordinates the recruitment of chromatin modifying enzymes containing methyl-lysine binding modules such as chromodomains (HP1, PRC1), PHD fingers (BPTF, ING2), tudor domains (53BP1), and WD-40 domains (WDR5) (5-8). The discovery of histone demethylases such as PADI4, LSD1, JMJD1, JMJD2, and JHDM1 has shown that methylation is a reversible epigenetic marker (9).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Fibroblast growth factors are a family of broad-spectrum growth factors influencing a plethora of cellular activities. The interaction of at least 23 ligands, 4 receptors and multiple coreceptors provides a dramatic complexity to a signaling system capable of effecting a multitude of responses (1,2). Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF or FGF2), initially identified as a mitogen with prominent angiogenic properties, is now recognized as a multifunctional growth factor (3). It is clear that bFGF produces its biological effects in target cells by signaling through cell-surface FGF receptors. bFGF binds to all four FGF receptors. Ligand binding induces receptor dimerization and autophosphorylation, allowing binding and activation of cytoplasmic downstream target proteins, including FRS-2, PLC and Crk (4,5). The FGF signaling pathway appears to play a significant role not only in normal cell growth regulation but also in tumor development and progression (6).Acidic FGF (aFGF or FGF1) is another extensively investigated protein of the FGF family. aFGF shares 55% DNA sequence homology with bFGF. These two growth factors are ubiquitously expressed and exhibit a wide spectrum of similiar biological activities with quantitative differences likely due to variation in receptor affinity or binding (7).

$303
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Stathmin is a ubiquitously expressed microtubule destabilizing phosphoprotein that is upregulated in a number of cancers. The amino terminus of the protein contains multiple phosphorylation sites and is involved in the promotion of tubulin filament depolymerization. Phosphorylation at these sites inactivates the protein and stabilizes microtubules. Ser16 phosphorylation by CaM kinases II and IV (1,2) increases during G2/M-phase and is involved in mitotic spindle regulation (3,4). Ser38 is a target for cdc2 kinase (5) and TNF-induced cell death gives rise to reactive oxygen intermediates leading to hyperphosphorylation of stathmin (6). EGF receptor activation of Rac and cdc42 also increases phosphorylation of stathmin on Ser16 and Ser38 (7). Other closely related family members are neuronally expressed and include SCG10, SCLIP, RB3 and its splice variants RB3' and RB3''. Stathmin and SCG10 have been shown to play roles in neuronal-like development in PC-12 cells (8).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) family of transcription factors play roles in a variety of developmental and adult biological settings (1). The basic (b) domain of bHLH transcription factors allows association with DNA, while the HLH domain facilitates the mono- and heterodimeric interactions required for efficient DNA binding (1). TAL1, also known as SCL, is a bHLH transcription factor that plays an essential role in the generation of embryonic hematopoietic stem cells (2), and is required for maturation of erythroid and megakaryocytic lineages in the adult (3). TAL1 interacts with Lim-domain containing proteins LMO2 and Ldb1, and has been found in complexes with these proteins as well as the hematopoietic transcription factor GATA-1 (4). Both TAL1 and LMO2 have been associated with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) (5,6). TAL1 activity is essential for both hematopoiesis and neurogenesis (7).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The RalA binding protein 1 (RalBP1 or RLIP76) was originally identified as a GTP-RalA associated protein that acted as a downstream RalA effector in regulating Ral-Ras signaling (1). RalBP1 interacts with RalA and the endocytosis protein REPS2 (POB1) through its carboxy-terminal Ral binding domain. RalBP1 has an intrinsic GTPase activating function and interacts with Cdc42 through its centrally located Rho-GAP domain (1-3). A protein complex containing RalBP1/POB1/RalA regulates endocytosis of membrane receptors (4). RalBP1 also functions as a non-ABC transporter that catalyzes the ATP-dependent transport of numerous xenobiotics, including glutathione conjugates and some chemotherapeutic agents. RalBP1 transporter activity may play an important role in detoxification, drug resistance and the stress response (5-7). Increased expression of RalBP1 protein is associated with some forms of cancer and regression of cancer xenografts results from RalBP1 inhibition (8,9). Evidence to date suggests that RalBP1 may be a promising therapeutic target for cancer therapy.

$303
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Focal adhesions connect the cytoskeleton with the extracellular matrix (ECM), a complex structure of secreted macromolecules that surrounds mammalian organs and tissues. Integrins clustered on the extracellular side of focal adhesions signal from the ECM to intracellular protein complexes, which in turn signal to the actin cytoskeleton to regulate the tension needed for cell motility. Internal signals also converge on focal adhesions to regulate integrin affinity and avidity. Signaling through focal adhesions regulates cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, apoptosis, and gene expression, and impacts cellular processes such as development, wound healing, immune response, invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis (reviewed in 1-3). Talin is a large, multidomain focal adhesion protein that interacts with the intracellular domains of integrins and other focal adhesion proteins. Talin is involved in the formation of focal adhesions and in linking focal adhesions to the actin cytoskeleton (4). The interaction between talin and integrins increases the affinity between integrin and both insoluble and soluble ECM proteins (5,6).

$303
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: c-Jun is a member of the Jun family containing c-Jun, JunB, and JunD, and is a component of the transcription factor activator protein-1 (AP-1). AP-1 is composed of dimers of Fos, Jun, and ATF family members and binds to and activates transcription at TRE/AP-1 elements (reviewed in 1). Extracellular signals including growth factors, chemokines, and stress activate AP-1-dependent transcription. The transcriptional activity of c-Jun is regulated by phosphorylation at Ser63 and Ser73 through SAPK/JNK (reviewed in 2). Knock-out studies in mice have shown that c-Jun is essential for embryogenesis (3), and subsequent studies have demonstrated roles for c-Jun in various tissues and developmental processes including axon regeneration (4), liver regeneration (5), and T cell development (6). AP-1 regulated genes exert diverse biological functions including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis, as well as transformation, invasion and metastasis, depending on cell type and context (7-9). Other target genes regulate survival, as well as hypoxia and angiogenesis (8,10). Research studies have implicated c-Jun as a promising therapeutic target for cancer, vascular remodeling, acute inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis (11,12).

$364
50 tests
100 µl
This Cell Signaling Technology antibody is conjugated to Alexa Fluor® 488 fluorescent dye and tested in-house for direct flow cytometric analysis in human cells. This antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated Di-Methyl-Histone H3 (Lys9) (D85B4) XP® Rabbit mAb #4658.
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REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: The nucleosome, made up of four core histone proteins (H2A, H2B, H3, and H4), is the primary building block of chromatin. Originally thought to function as a static scaffold for DNA packaging, histones have now been shown to be dynamic proteins, undergoing multiple types of post-translational modifications, including acetylation, phosphorylation, methylation, and ubiquitination (1). Histone methylation is a major determinant for the formation of active and inactive regions of the genome and is crucial for the proper programming of the genome during development (2,3). Arginine methylation of histones H3 (Arg2, 17, 26) and H4 (Arg3) promotes transcriptional activation and is mediated by a family of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs), including the co-activators PRMT1 and CARM1 (PRMT4) (4). In contrast, a more diverse set of histone lysine methyltransferases has been identified, all but one of which contain a conserved catalytic SET domain originally identified in the Drosophila Su(var)3-9, Enhancer of zeste, and Trithorax proteins. Lysine methylation occurs primarily on histones H3 (Lys4, 9, 27, 36, 79) and H4 (Lys20) and has been implicated in both transcriptional activation and silencing (4). Methylation of these lysine residues coordinates the recruitment of chromatin modifying enzymes containing methyl-lysine binding modules such as chromodomains (HP1, PRC1), PHD fingers (BPTF, ING2), tudor domains (53BP1), and WD-40 domains (WDR5) (5-8). The discovery of histone demethylases such as PADI4, LSD1, JMJD1, JMJD2, and JHDM1 has shown that methylation is a reversible epigenetic marker (9).

$260
100 µl
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REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Naked1 (Nkd1) and Naked2 (Nkd2) are homologs of Drosophila Naked cuticle, a negative regulator of Wnt/Wingless signaling pathway which functions through a feedback mechanism (1,2). Both Drosophila and vertebrate Naked proteins contain a putative calcium-binding EF-hand motif, however, Drosophila Naked binds to zinc instead of calcium (3). Naked inhibits the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway by binding to Dishevelled proteins and directs Dishevelled activity towards the planar cell polarity pathway (2,4). Naked1 is a direct target of Wnt signaling and is overexpressed in some colon tumors due to constitutive activation of Wnt/β-catenin pathway (5). Naked2 is myristoylated and is required for sorting of TGF-α to the basolateral plasma membrane of polarized epithelial cells (6).

$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® MEK1 siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit MEK1 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: MEK1 and MEK2, also called MAPK or Erk kinases, are dual-specificity protein kinases that function in a mitogen activated protein kinase cascade controlling cell growth and differentiation (1-3). Activation of MEK1 and MEK2 occurs through phosphorylation of two serine residues at positions 217 and 221, located in the activation loop of subdomain VIII, by Raf-like molecules. MEK1/2 is activated by a wide variety of growth factors and cytokines and also by membrane depolarization and calcium influx (1-4). Constitutively active forms of MEK1/2 are sufficient for the transformation of NIH/3T3 cells or the differentiation of PC-12 cells (4). MEK activates p44 and p42 MAP kinase by phosphorylating both threonine and tyrosine residues at sites located within the activation loop of kinase subdomain VIII.

$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 ERG (A7L1G) Rabbit mAb #97249.
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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: ETS-related gene (ERG) is a member of the E-26 transformation-specific (ETS) family of sequence-specific DNA-binding transcription factors (1). ERG plays important and highly conserved roles in vertebrate development. Early in embryonic development, ERG is highly expressed in the embryonic mesoderm and endothelium, where it plays a critical role in the formation of the vascular system, urogenital tract and bone development (2,3). Later in embryonic development, ERG functions to regulate the pluripotency of hematopoietic stem cells, endothelial cell homeostasis and angiogenesis (2,4-7). ERG expression is not restricted to development. In adult mouse, ERG is normally expressed in endothelial tissues, including adrenal, cartilage, heart, spleen, lymphatic endothelial and eosinophil cells (8). However, deregulation of ERG activity, often resulting from chromosomal rearrangements, has been implicated and linked to poor prognosis in a number of different cancers. Chromosomal translocations generating EWS/ERG chimeric proteins comprised of the amino-terminal transactivation domain of Ewing’s sarcoma breakpoint region 1 (EWS) and the carboxy-terminal ETS domain of ERG have been identified in 5-10% of Ewing’s sarcoma, an aggressive bone and soft tissue tumor (9). Chromosomal translocations between ERG and TLS/FUS or ERG and ELF4 have been implicated in acute myeloid leukemia (10, 11). Over-expression of ERG, resulting from gene fusion with the androgen-driven promoter of the TMPRSS2 gene, has been identified as a key driver of metastasis and marker for poor prognosis in prostate cancer (12).

$260
100 µl
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REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) are cytoplasmic lipid chaperones that bind fatty acids and lipids for transport to various cellular components (1,2). Research studies demonstrate differential FABP expression in several types of tumors and their normal-cell counterparts (3). Fatty acid binding protein 3 (FABP3) is predominantly expressed in heart, skeletal muscle, brain, and mammary gland (4). FABP3 may play a role in supplying energy to the heart and other tissues (5). The release of FABP3 from the heart upon infarction is used as a serum marker for myocardial stress and cardiotoxicity (6). Additional studies suggest that FABP3 is a potential tumor suppressor in breast cancer (7).

$260
100 µl
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REACTIVITY
Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: GCNF (Germ Cell Nuclear Factor), also known as NR6A1 (Nuclear Receptor Subfamily 6 Group A member), is an orphan member of the nuclear receptor gene superfamily (1). It has been shown to be expressed in the nervous system during development and during specific stages in maturing germ cells of the ovary and testis in the adult, and has probable roles in gametogenesis, neurogenesis, and normal embryonic development during gastrulation (1,2). Inactivation of GCNF in mouse results in abnormal posterior development, impaired midbrain development, insufficient closure of the neural tube, and eventual embryonic death (3). GCNF has been shown to be a repressor of OCT-4 and of the protamine genes (4,5) and plays a critical role in the control of gene expression during embryogenesis and spermatogenesis (2,6).

$303
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human

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

Background: FAM3C, also known as ILEI (interleukin-like epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition [EMT] inducer), is a cytokine-like protein and member of the FAM3 family. FAM3C plays an important role in EMT and metastasis during cancer progression in human and mouse cells, and is highly expressed in human cancer (1,2). In colorectal cancer, researchers have indicated that FAM3C is a marker for EMT and tumor progression, and that high expression of FAM3C is predictive of poor prognosis (3). While EMT induction by FAM3C can be independent of TGF-beta, research studies have also shown TGF-beta-dependent regulation of FAM3C expression at the translational level in mouse and human cells (4,5).FAM3C has also been linked to regulation of osteoblast differentiation (6), and to accumulation of amyloid beta plaques in Alzheimer’s disease (7). FAM3C exists in monomeric and in homodimeric form, and research shows that FAM3C homodimers contain its EMT-inducing and tumor promoting activity (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 Sox2 (D9B8N) Rabbit mAb #23064.
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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: Embryonic stem cells (ESC) derived from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst are unique in their pluripotent capacity and potential for self-renewal (1). Research studies demonstrate that a set of transcription factors that includes Oct-4, Sox2, and Nanog forms a transcriptional network that maintains cells in a pluripotent state (2,3). Chromatin immunoprecipitation experiments show that Sox2 and Oct-4 bind to thousands of gene regulatory sites, many of which regulate cell pluripotency and early embryonic development (4,5). siRNA knockdown of either Sox2 or Oct-4 results in loss of pluripotency (6). Induced overexpression of Oct-4 and Sox2, along with additional transcription factors Klf4 and c-Myc, can reprogram both mouse and human somatic cells to a pluripotent state (7,8). Additional evidence demonstrates that Sox2 is also present in adult multipotent progenitors that give rise to some adult epithelial tissues, including several glands, the glandular stomach, testes, and cervix. Sox2 is thought to regulate target gene expression important for survival and regeneration of these tissues (9).

$260
100 µl
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REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Chromatin IP, Flow Cytometry, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: PHD finger protein 8 (PHF8) is a histone lysine demethylase that functions as a transcriptional activator by specifically demethylating a number of repressive histone methylation marks: mono- and di-methyl-histone H3 Lys9 (H3K9me1 and H3K9me2), di-methyl-histone H3 Lys27 (H3K27me2) and mono-methyl-histone H4 Lys20 (H4K20me1). PHF8 contains an N-terminal zinc finger-like PHD domain that binds tri-methylated histone H3 Lys4 (H3K4Me3) and a C-terminal jumonji domain that is responsible for the demethylase activity (1). Deletion and point mutations (F279S) in the jumonji domain of PHF8 are associated with the onset of X-linked mental retardation (XLMR). In addition, PHF8 is highly expressed in prostate cancer, laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma, and human non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Its expression is predictive of poor survival (2-4). Overexpression of PHF8 increases cell proliferation and cell motility, while silencing of PHF8 reduces cell proliferation, migration, and invasion (4).

$260
100 µl
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Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Digoxigenin (DIG) is a highly immunogenic steroid derived from “foxglove” plants of the genus Digitalis (1). This small hapten molecule can be covalently linked to proteins, nucleic acids, compounds, and glycans. Antibodies targeted against the DIG hapten display high binding affinity to DIG-conjugated molecules and can be used in molecular biology assays, including in situ hybridization, western blot, ELISA, and TUNEL assays (2-4).

$116
0.5nmol
60 µl
RNA interference is a method whereby gene expression can be selectively silenced through the delivery of double-stranded RNA molecules into the cell. SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Cy5® Conjugate) from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is an siRNA sequence that will not lead to the specific degradation of any cellular message. It is intended to serve as a negative control for experiments using targeted siRNA transfection. In addition, this siRNA is Cy5®-conjugated to allow the researcher to assess transfection efficiency by fluorescence microscopy.
$262
3 nmol
300 µl
SignalSilence® USP9X siRNA I from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit USP9X 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: Protein ubiquitination and deubiquitination are reversible processes catalyzed by ubiquitinating enzymes (UBEs) and deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) respectively (1,2). DUBs are categorized into five subfamilies-USP, UCH, OTU, MJD, and JAMM. Ubiquitin-specific protease 9, X-linked (USP9X) possesses a well-conserved catalytic domain with cysteine peptidase activity, which allows for cleavage of ubiquitin and polyubiquitin conjugates. USP9X is the mammalian homolog of the Drosophila fat-facets (faf) gene, which is essential for normal eye development and viability of the early fly embryo (3,4). While USP9X expression is also critical for normal mammalian development (5-7), many of its substrates are only beginning to be elucidated. There is mounting evidence that USP9X functions in the formation of epithelial cell-cell contacts through deubiquitination-dependent stabilization of molecules involved in maintaining the integrity of both adherens and tight junctions. Indeed, USP9X has been found to associate with AF-6, the β-catenin-E-cadherin complex, and EFA6 (8-11). Research studies have also demonstrated that USP9X is an integral component of the TGF-β/BMP signaling cascade by opposing TRIM33-mediated monoubiquitination of SMAD4 (12). USP9X is overexpressed in a variety of human cancers and contributes to enhanced cell survival, in part, through its ability to deubiquitinate and stabilize the Mcl-1 oncoprotein (13). There is some evidence, however, that suggests the role of USP9X in tumorigenesis is context dependent. Research studies have implicated USP9X in a tumor suppressor role during the early stages of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and in an oncogenic role during advanced stages of PDAC (14,15).

$489
96 assays
1 Kit
The PathScan® Phospho-FGFR2 (panTyr) Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of tyrosine-phosphorylated FGFR2 protein. An FGFR2 rabbit antibody has been coated on the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, FGFR2 protein (phospho and nonphospho) is captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, a phospho-tyrosine mouse detection antibody is added to detect captured tyrosine-phosphorylated FGFR2 protein. Anti-mouse 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 tyrosine-phosphorylated FGFR2 protein.Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.
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Human

Background: Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) produce mitogenic and angiogenic effects in target cells by signaling through cell surface receptor tyrosine kinases. There are four members of the FGF receptor family: FGFR1 (flg), FGFR2 (bek, KGFR), FGFR3, and FGFR4. Each receptor contains an extracellular ligand binding domain, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic kinase domain (1). Following ligand binding and dimerization, the receptors are phosphorylated at specific tyrosine residues (2). Seven tyrosine residues in the cytoplasmic tail of FGFR1 can be phosphorylated: Tyr463, 583, 585, 653, 654, 730, and 766. Tyr653 and Tyr654 are important for catalytic activity of activated FGFR and are essential for signaling (3). The other phosphorylated tyrosine residues may provide docking sites for downstream signaling components such as Crk and PLCγ (4,5).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: RING finger and CHY1 zinc finger domain-containing protein 1 (RCHY1) is a newly identified RING-H2-type protein-ubiquitin E3 ligase that is expressed as multiple isoforms generated through alternative splicing of mRNA transcripts (1,2). Notably, RCHY1 is a p53-regulated gene and multiple studies have shown that RCHY1 directly binds p53 to promote its ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal degradation, ultimately leading to repression of p53 growth suppressive transcriptional activity (1,3). RCHY1 is also likely to promote deregulated cell proliferation by targeting the CDK inhibitor, p27 Kip1, for proteasomal degradation (4). In agreement with its growth promoting activity, RCHY1 overexpression has been linked to cancer of the lung (5,6) and prostate (7).

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

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: La antigen is recognized by antibodies in patients with autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren's syndrome (1). La antigen binds to the 5'-noncoding region of poliovirus RNA and is an IRES trans-acting factor (1,2). Depletion of La antigen reduces the function of poliovirus IRES in vivo (3). La antigen, when phosphorylated at Ser366, has been shown to associate with nuclear precursor tRNAs and facilitate their processing (4). The nonphosphorylated La antigen interacts with the mRNAs that have 5'-terminal oligopyrimidine (5'TOP) motifs to control protein synthesis (4).

$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. The antibody is expected to exhibit the same species cross-reactivity as the unconjugated CD44 (156-3C11) Mouse mAb #3570.
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry

Background: CD44 is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that mediates cell-cell and cell-matrix interaction through its affinity for hyaluronic acid (HA) and possibly through other parts of the extracellular matrix (ECM). CD44 is highly polymorphic, possesses a number of alternative splice variants and undergoes extensive post-translational modifications (1,2). Increased surface levels of CD44 are characteristic of T cell activation, and expression of the protein is upregulated during the inflammatory response. Research studies have shown that interactions between CD44 and HER2 are linked to an increase in ovarian carcinoma cell growth (1-3). CD44 interacts with ezrin, radixin and moesin (ERM), linking the actin cytoskeleton to the plasma membrane and the ECM (4-6). CD44 is constitutively phosphorylated at Ser325 in resting cells. Activation of PKC results in phosphorylation of Ser291, dephosphorylation of Ser325, disassociation of ezrin from CD44, and directional motility (4).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: BCAT1 and BCAT2 are cytosolic and mitochondrial branched chain aminotransferases, respectively (1,2). Research studies have implicated BCAT1 in distant metastasis in patients with advanced colorectal cancer (3). Disruption of BCAT2 in mice leads to higher levels of plasma branched-chain amino acids, reduced adiposity and body weight, and increased energy expenditure, suggesting its role in regulating insulin sensitivity (4).