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Product listing: MED12 Antibody, UniProt ID Q93074 #4529 to MKK3 Antibody, UniProt ID P46734 #5674

$260
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The mediator complex consists of about 25-30 proteins and is thought to facilitate transcription activation by acting as a molecular bridge between the RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) machinery and transcription factors (1). Mediator is recruited to target genes by transcription factors and plays an essential role in the recruitment and stabilization of the RNAPII transcription complex at promoters, as well as the activation of transcription post RNAPII recruitment (1-5). The mediator complex also plays an important role in creating ‘chromatin loops’ that occur as a result of interactions between the transcription factor bound at distal enhancers and RNAPII bound at the proximal promoter, and works to sustain proper chromatin architecture during active transcription (6-8).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The mediator complex consists of about 25-30 proteins and is thought to facilitate transcription activation by acting as a molecular bridge between the RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) machinery and transcription factors (1). Mediator is recruited to target genes by transcription factors and plays an essential role in the recruitment and stabilization of the RNAPII transcription complex at promoters, as well as the activation of transcription post RNAPII recruitment (1-5). The mediator complex also plays an important role in creating ‘chromatin loops’ that occur as a result of interactions between the transcription factor bound at distal enhancers and RNAPII bound at the proximal promoter, and works to sustain proper chromatin architecture during active transcription (6-8).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: MEF2A is a member of the MEF2 (myocyte enhancer factor 2) family of transcription factors. In mammals, four MEF2A-related genes (MEF2A, MEF2B, MEF2C and MEF2D) encode proteins which exhibit significant amino acid sequence similarity within their DNA binding domains and to a lesser extent throughout the remaining proteins (1). The MEF2 family members were originally described as muscle-specific DNA binding proteins that recognize MEF2 motifs found within the promoters of many muscle-specific genes (2,3). Phosphorylation of MEF2A at Thr312 and Thr319 within the transcription activation domain by p38 MAP kinase enhances MEF2A-MEF2D heterodimer-dependent gene expression (4). On the other hand, apoptotic stimuli (e.g. neurotoxic insult) result in CDK5-dependent phosphorylation of MEF2A at Ser408 within the activation domain, inhibiting MEF2A pro-survival function (5).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Myocyte enhancer factor 2D (MEF2D) is a member of the MEF2 family of transcription factors. In mammals, there are four MEF2C-related genes (MEF2A, MEF2B, MEF2C, and MEF2D) that encode proteins that exhibit significant amino acid sequence similarity within their DNA binding domains and, to a lesser extent, throughout the rest of the proteins (1). MEF2 proteins contain a highly conserved N-terminal MADS-box domain, an MEF2 domain, and a more highly variable C-terminal transactivation domain (2). The MEF2 family members were originally described as muscle-specific DNA binding proteins that recognize MEF2 motifs found within the promoters of many muscle-specific genes (3,4); however, more recently they have been found to play critical roles in other physiological processes, such as heart formation and nervous system development (5,6). As such, alterations in MEF2 protein levels can result in developmental and neurological disorders, as well as other diseases such as liver fibrosis and many types of cancer (7). Specifically, MEF2D expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with higher levels of proliferation and poor prognosis (8). MEF2D is also overexpressed in clinical colorectal cancer tissues, where its high expression correlates with metastatic process. Functional investigations show that MEF2D promotes cancer cell invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and that it is essential for certain microenvironment signals to induce EMT and metastasis in vivo (9). Alternatively, MEF2D may function as a tumor suppressor in lipo- and leiomyosarcoma, as decreased MEF2D activity results in increased cell proliferation and anchorage-independent growth (10). MEF2D may also act as a tumor suppressor in rhabdomyosarcoma, as loss of MEF2D expression results in inhibition of differentiation, increased cell proliferation, and increased anchorage-independent growth (11).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Hox, Pbx, and Meis are families of transcription factors that bind DNA via their homeodomains. Members from each family form heterodimers to give rise to complexes with unique DNA binding specificities. Homeodomain containing proteins are frequently involved in normal developmental processes, but can also be associated with tumorigenic states (1). MEIS proteins belong to the TALE (Three Amino Acid Loop Extension) homeobox containing transcription factor family. MEIS1 has been associated with leukemogenesis and neuroblastoma (2,3) while MEIS2 is known to play an important role in the transcriptional program that is induced in normal pancreatic development (4) and cardiogenesis (5).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

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.

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$630
300 µl
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D. melanogaster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

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.

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

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.

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 2 (MEKK2/MAP3K2) belongs to the MAP3K family of Ser/Thr kinases. Research studies have demonstrated that MEKK2 plays a pivotal role in transducing mitogenic signals emanating from EGFR and FGF2R to JNK and ERK5 signaling cascades (1,2). Post-translationally MEKK2 is regulated through multiple mechanisms including: dimerization (3,4), ubiquitination (5,6), phosphorylation (7) and methylation (8). Research studies implicate dysregulation of MEKK2 signaling in breast carcinoma (9), colorectal carcinoma (10), and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (8).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: MELK (Maternal Embryonic Leucine zipper Kinase, MPK38, KIAA0175) is a member of the Snf1/AMPK related kinase family. It is implicated in stem cell renewal, cell cycle progression and pre-m-RNA splicing (1,2,3). MELK is also a marker for self-renewing multipotent neural progenators, and may function in embryonic and postnatal forebrain development (4). While other members of this kinase family are activated by LKB1 and CAMKII mediated phosphorylation of the T-loop, MELK is not (5,6,7). Regulation of activation appears complex since MELK overexpressed in mammalian cells is inactive (7). Some evidence suggests that activation occurs through autophosphorylation of Thr167 and Ser171, although a number of additional autophosphorylation sites have been suggested (8). Recently, phosphorylations of Thr449, Thr451 and Thr481 have been specifically detected during mitosis, and are thought to occur via MPF and MAPK pathways (9). MELK has broad substrate specificity in vitro: substrates include ZPR9 (10), NIPP1 (11) and cdc25B (12), although the significance of MELK mediated phosphorylation of these proteins is unclear.Finally, recent studies on human tumor samples and cell lines suggest that MELK expression is frequently elevated in cancer relative to normal tissues (13). MELK may provide a growth advantage for neoplastic cells, and may be a potential target for anti-cancer therapies.

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Mena (mammalian enabled), EVL, and VASP are members of the Ena/VASP family, which is involved in controlling cell shape and cell movement by shielding actin filaments from capping proteins (1). Ena/VASP proteins have three specific domains: an amino-terminal EVH1 domain controlling protein localization; a central proline-rich domain mediating interactions with both SH3 and WW domain containing proteins, including profilin; and a carboxy-terminal domain causing tetramerization and binding to actin (2). Mena interacts with actin filaments at the growing ends localizing to lamellipodia and to tips of growth cone filopodia in neurons. Axons projecting from interhemispheric cortico-cortical neurons are misrouted in newborn, homozygous Mena knock-out mice (3). Mena is phosphorylated at Ser236 by PKA, thereby promoting filopodial formation and elongation in the growth cone (4).Three forms of Mena corresponding to 80, 88 and 140 kD are known. The 80 kD protein is broadly expressed in contrast to the 140 kD protein which is enriched in neural cell types. Alternative splicing produces these forms. The 88 kD protein is mainly found in embryonic cell types and is likely the result of post-translational modification. Expression of all three forms is completely eliminated in Mena homozygous mutant animals (1, 3).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: MEP50 (methylosome protein 50) is a component of the methylosome, a protein arginine methyltransferase complex that modifies specific arginine residues found in arginine- and glycine-rich regions of some spliceosomal Sm proteins. MEP50 is important for methylosome activity and may regulate the transfer of Sm proteins to the SMN (survival of motor neurons) complex, an early step in the assembly of U snRNPs. Both the methylosome and the SMN complex are essential for the assembly of spliceosomal snRNPs (1).MEP50 is a WD repeat protein that may provide an interface for multiple protein interactions between methylosome proteins. (1). It binds to JBP1, an arginine protein methyltransferase component of the methylosome. MEP50 has been shown to interact with CTD phosphatase FCP1 (CTDP1), a protein that may link the processes of transcriptional elongation and splicing (2), and with SUZ12, a polycomb group protein involved in transcriptional repression (3). JBP1 and MEP50 have also been reported to interact with the methyl-CpG binding protein complex MBD2/NuRD (4).

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Human

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

Background: MEP50 (methylosome protein 50) is a component of the methylosome, a protein arginine methyltransferase complex that modifies specific arginine residues found in arginine- and glycine-rich regions of some spliceosomal Sm proteins. MEP50 is important for methylosome activity and may regulate the transfer of Sm proteins to the SMN (survival of motor neurons) complex, an early step in the assembly of U snRNPs. Both the methylosome and the SMN complex are essential for the assembly of spliceosomal snRNPs (1).MEP50 is a WD repeat protein that may provide an interface for multiple protein interactions between methylosome proteins. (1). It binds to JBP1, an arginine protein methyltransferase component of the methylosome. MEP50 has been shown to interact with CTD phosphatase FCP1 (CTDP1), a protein that may link the processes of transcriptional elongation and splicing (2), and with SUZ12, a polycomb group protein involved in transcriptional repression (3). JBP1 and MEP50 have also been reported to interact with the methyl-CpG binding protein complex MBD2/NuRD (4).

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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Met, a high affinity tyrosine kinase receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF, also known as scatter factor) is a disulfide-linked heterodimer made of 45 kDa α- and 145 kDa β-subunits (1,2). The α-subunit and the amino-terminal region of the β-subunit form the extracellular domain. The remainder of the β-chain spans the plasma membrane and contains a cytoplasmic region with tyrosine kinase activity. Interaction of Met with HGF results in autophosphorylation at multiple tyrosines, which recruit several downstream signaling components, including Gab1, c-Cbl, and PI3 kinase (3). These fundamental events are important for all of the biological functions involving Met kinase activity. The addition of a phosphate at cytoplasmic Tyr1003 is essential for Met protein ubiquitination and degradation (4). Phosphorylation at Tyr1234/1235 in the Met kinase domain is critical for kinase activation. Phosphorylation at Tyr1349 in the Met cytoplasmic domain provides a direct binding site for Gab1 (5). Research studies have shown that altered Met levels and/or tyrosine kinase activities are found in several types of tumors, including renal, colon, and breast. Thus, investigators have concluded that Met is an attractive potential cancer therapeutic and diagnostic target (6,7).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Modulation of chromatin structure plays an important role in the regulation of transcription in eukaryotes. The nucleosome, made up of DNA wound around eight core histone proteins (two each of H2A, H2B, H3, and H4), is the primary building block of chromatin (1). The amino-terminal tails of core histones undergo various post-translational modifications, including acetylation, phosphorylation, methylation, and ubiquitination (2-5). These modifications occur in response to various stimuli and have a direct effect on the accessibility of chromatin to transcription factors and, therefore, gene expression (6). In most species, histone H2B is primarily acetylated at Lys5, 12, 15, and 20 (4,7). Histone H3 is primarily acetylated at Lys9, 14, 18, 23, 27, and 56. Acetylation of H3 at Lys9 appears to have a dominant role in histone deposition and chromatin assembly in some organisms (2,3). Phosphorylation at Ser10, Ser28, and Thr11 of histone H3 is tightly correlated with chromosome condensation during both mitosis and meiosis (8-10). Phosphorylation at Thr3 of histone H3 is highly conserved among many species and is catalyzed by the kinase haspin. Immunostaining with phospho-specific antibodies in mammalian cells reveals mitotic phosphorylation at Thr3 of H3 in prophase and its dephosphorylation during anaphase (11).

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Human

Application Methods: 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).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: METTL16 is an N6-adenosine methyltransferase responsible for the regulation of the MAT2A gene, which encodes S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) synthase. Upon SAM depletion, MAT2A expression increases due to a splicing event of a retained intron. Alternative splicing and mRNA stability is governed by adenosine methylation in the 3’ UTR of the MAT2A mRNA by METTL16. These marks are then read by YTHDC1, and knockdown of either METTL16 or YTHDC1 results in decreased response to lack of SAM (1,2). The METTL16 methyltransferase domain differs from METTL3 and METTL14, having an extra N-terminal module suggesting a different set of target mRNAs (3,4). Lack of METTL16 during development has been shown to be embryonically lethal, resulting in a dysregulated transcriptome that cannot proceed past the 64-cell blastocyst stage (3).

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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Mitochondrial fission factor (MFF) is a tail-anchored protein that resides within the outer mitochondrial membrane and is part of the mitochondrial fission complex. MFF participates in mitochondrial fission by serving as one of multiple receptors for the GTPase dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) (1-4). Research studies have also shown that MFF is a peroxisomal membrane protein and participates in peroxisome fission by serving as a receptor for another GTPase, dynamin-like protein 1 (5,6).

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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: MGMT (O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase) is a DNA repair enzyme that participates in a suicide reaction that specifically removes methyl or alkyl groups from the O(6) position of guanine, restoring guanine to its normal form without causing DNA breaks (1). MGMT protects cells from alkylating toxins, and is an important factor in drug resistance to alkylating therapeutic agents (2,3). It is ubiquitously expressed in normal human tissues (4) and is overexpressed in many types of human tumors, but epigenetically silenced in other tumors. MGMT silencing is a marker associated with poor prognosis, but is a good predictive marker for response to alkylating agent chemotherapy (5).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Mindbomb homolog 1 (MIB1) is an E3 ligase that facilitates the ubiquitination and the subsequent endocytosis of the Notch ligands, Delta and Jagged (1,2). MIB1 appears to promote the ubiquitination and degradation of death-associated protein kinase (DAPK1) in vitro (3). Expression of MIB1 is seen in both adult and embryonic murine tissues (4). Recently, MIB1 was reported to regulate the extrinsic cell death pathway by binding to cellular FLICE-like inhibitory proteins (cFLIP-L and cFLIP-S), which reduces the interaction of caspase-8 with cFLIP and leads to cell death (5). MIB1 is also involved in T and marginal zone B (MZB) cell development in the lymphopoietic niches (6).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (Mic-1), also termed GDF15 (1), PTGF-β (2), PLAB (3), PDF (4), and NAG-1 (5), is a divergent member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily (6). Like other family members, Mic-1 is synthesized as an inactive precursor that undergoes proteolytic processing involving removal of an N-terminal hydrophobic signal sequence followed by cleavage at a conserved RXXR site generating an active C-terminal domain that is secreted as a dimeric protein. Mic-1 is highly expressed in the placenta and is also dramatically increased by cellular stress, acute injury, inflammation, and cancer. In the brain, Mic-1 is found in the choroid plexus and is secreted into the cerebrospinal fluid (7). It is also a transcriptional target of the p53 tumor suppressor protein and may serve as a biomarker for p53 activity (8,9). During tumor progression, Mic-1 has various effects on apoptosis, differentiation, angiogenisis, and metastasis, and may also contribute to weight loss during cancer (10,11).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (Mic-1), also termed GDF15 (1), PTGF-β (2), PLAB (3), PDF (4), and NAG-1 (5), is a divergent member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily (6). Like other family members, Mic-1 is synthesized as an inactive precursor that undergoes proteolytic processing involving removal of an N-terminal hydrophobic signal sequence followed by cleavage at a conserved RXXR site generating an active C-terminal domain that is secreted as a dimeric protein. Mic-1 is highly expressed in the placenta and is also dramatically increased by cellular stress, acute injury, inflammation, and cancer. In the brain, Mic-1 is found in the choroid plexus and is secreted into the cerebrospinal fluid (7). It is also a transcriptional target of the p53 tumor suppressor protein and may serve as a biomarker for p53 activity (8,9). During tumor progression, Mic-1 has various effects on apoptosis, differentiation, angiogenisis, and metastasis, and may also contribute to weight loss during cancer (10,11).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: MIF (macrophage migration inhibitory factor) is a pleiotropic cytokine that stimulates pro-inflammatory, chemotactic, and growth responses in cells (1). MIF binds its cognate receptor (a CD74/CD44 complex) to activate multiple signaling pathways such as Src, ERK, MAPK, Akt, and suppress p53-induced apoptosis (2). The interaction of MIF with non-cognate chemokine receptors CXCR2 and CXCR4 promotes chemotaxis that enables recruitment of monocytes/neutrophils and T cells (3). During an innate immune response, MIF has been shown to repress the inhibitory effects of glucocorticoids on macrophages and T cells, thus promoting host inflammation and immunity (4). MIF may also play roles in the progression of other disease processes, including cancer cell proliferation and metastasis, and angiogenesis (5), atherosclerotic plaque formation following myocardial ischemia (6), and autoimmune pathogenesis (7). MIF has thus been proposed as a promising therapeutic drug target for multiple indications.

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Mig6 was identified as a gene which is induced when quiescent fibroblasts are treated by mitogens (1). During cell cycle progression, Mig6 expression levels are also regulated (1). Mig6 mRNA levels were found to increase upon stimulation by chronic stresses including diabetic nephropathy (2). Overexpression of this gene leads to the activation of stress-activated protein kinases (SAPKs)/c-Jun amino-terminal kinases (JNKs) (2). Furthermore, Mig6 was found to interact with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) when stimulated by epidermal growth factor (EGF) (3). Deletion of the Mig6 gene in mice results in hyperactivation of EGFR and signaling through the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, causing overproliferation and abnormal differentiation of epidermal keratinocytes in these animals. Inhibition of endogenous EGFR signaling by Iressa abolished skin defects observed in Mig6(-/-) mice, indicating that Mig6 is a specfic negative regulator of EGFR signaling (4). Furthermore, expression of Mig6 was significantly lower in skin, breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancers, suggesting a role of Mig6 as a tumor suppressor (4).

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Mouse

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

Background: The Drosophila piwi gene was identified as being required for the self-renewal of germ-line stem cells (1). Piwi homologs are well conserved among various species including Arabidopsis, C. elegans, and human (1). Miwi and Mili proteins are both mouse homologs of Piwi and contain a C-terminal Piwi domain (2). Miwi and Mili bind to Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in male germ cells and are essential for spermatogenesis in mouse (3-5).

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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Mitochondrial Rho GTPase 1 (Miro1, RHOT1) and mitochondrial Rho GTPase 2 (Miro2, RHOT2) are atypical Ras GTPase proteins that localize to the outer mitochondrial membrane (1,2). These evolutionarily conserved proteins contain GTP-binding domains and a pair of calcium-binding EF hand domains (1,2). Research studies indicate that Miro1 and Miro2 function in the axonal transport of mitochondria in neurons (2). Both Miro proteins play an essential role in mitochondrial trafficking by attaching mitochondria to essential motor and adaptor proteins (3). Miro GTPase proteins that are anchored to the outer mitochondrial membrane interact with kinesin-binding proteins TRAK1 and TRAK2 to provide a link between mitochondria to microtubules (4). Increased levels of synaptic calcium appears to inhibit mitochondrial trafficking mediated by Miro, suggesting a role for the EF hand as a calcium sensor (5).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The type II receptor for Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS), also known as the anti-Müllerian hormone receptor 2 (AMHR2), binds a hormone-ligand that directs the incomplete development of Müllerian ducts in male embryos (1,2). MIS-R2 is a single transmembrane serine/threonine kinase receptor of the TGF-β receptor family involved in the phosphorylation of shared type 1 receptors and Smad transcriptional regulators (3,4). MIS produced by the fetal testis promotes the regression of Müllerian ducts that would otherwise differentiate into the uterus and fallopian tubes in the male fetus (5). Corresponding MIS-R2 gene mutations can cause persistent Müllerian duct syndrome type 2 (PMDS-2), a form of male pseudohermaphroditism characterized by a failure of Müllerian duct regression (6). The presence of MIS-R2 is observed in ovarian cancer cell lines that respond positively to treatment with recombinant MIS, suggesting that both receptor and ligand may be important therapeutic tools (7).

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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: The Drosophila piwi gene was identified as being required for the self-renewal of germline stem cells (1). Piwi homologs are well conserved among various species including Arabidopsis, C. elegans, and Homo sapiens (1). Both Miwi and Mili proteins are mouse homologs of Piwi and contain a C-terminal Piwi domain (2). Miwi and Mili bind to Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in male germ cells and are essential for spermatogenesis in mice (3-5).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse

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

Background: The Drosophila piwi gene was identified as being required for the self-renewal of germline stem cells (1). Piwi homologs are well conserved among various species including Arabidopsis, C. elegans, and Homo sapiens (1). Both Miwi and Mili proteins are mouse homologs of Piwi and contain a C-terminal Piwi domain (2). Miwi and Mili bind to Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in male germ cells and are essential for spermatogenesis in mice (3-5).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

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).