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Human Tetrahydrofolate Metabolic Process

Also showing Human Tetrahydrofolate Biosynthetic Process

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: NADP+ dependent methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1-like (MTHFD1L) is a mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the production of formate from 10-formyl-tetrahydrofolate, the last step in one-carbon (1-C) flow from mitochondria to cytoplasm (1,2). These one-carbon end products are required for de novo synthesis of thymidylate and purines. In the mitochondria, these essential one-carbon products are formed by a series of reactions catalyzed by a pair of enzymes (MTHFD2 and MTHFD1L), but by the trifunctional MTHFD1 enzyme in the cytoplasm (3). The 10-formyl-tetrahydrofolate synthetase MTHFD1L is widely expressed in most adult tissues and at all stages of mammalian embryonic development (1). Research studies using MTHFD1L knockout mice indicate that MTHFD1L plays an essential role in neural tube formation; mice lacking MTHFD1L displayed neural tube and craniofacial defects leading to embryonic lethality (4).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: NADP+ dependent methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1-like (MTHFD1L) is a mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the production of formate from 10-formyl-tetrahydrofolate, the last step in one-carbon (1-C) flow from mitochondria to cytoplasm (1,2). These one-carbon end products are required for de novo synthesis of thymidylate and purines. In the mitochondria, these essential one-carbon products are formed by a series of reactions catalyzed by a pair of enzymes (MTHFD2 and MTHFD1L), but by the trifunctional MTHFD1 enzyme in the cytoplasm (3). The 10-formyl-tetrahydrofolate synthetase MTHFD1L is widely expressed in most adult tissues and at all stages of mammalian embryonic development (1). Research studies using MTHFD1L knockout mice indicate that MTHFD1L plays an essential role in neural tube formation; mice lacking MTHFD1L displayed neural tube and craniofacial defects leading to embryonic lethality (4).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: MTHFD2 is a bifunctional methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase/cyclohydrolase involved in mitochondrial folate metabolism (1). MTHFD2 expression is developmentally regulated, as it is expressed in embryos but not in most adult tissues. Recent research studies have shown that MTHFD2 is consistently overexpressed in many cancer types and correlated with poor survival in breast cancer (2-5). Overexpression of MTHFD2 promotes cell proliferation while its depletion induces cell death in human cancer cells (6).

$108
250 PCR reactions
500 µl
SimpleChIP® Human DHFR Intron 1 Primers contain a mix of forward and reverse PCR primers that are specific to the intron 1 region of the human dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) gene. These primers can be used to amplify DNA that has been isolated using chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP). Primers have been optimized for use in SYBR® Green quantitative real-time PCR and have been tested in conjunction with SimpleChIP® Enzymatic Chromatin IP Kits #9002 and #9003 and ChIP-validated antibodies from Cell Signaling Technology®. The DHFR gene is actively transcribed in all cell types and is required for cell growth. There are several GC elements around the DHFR promoter that when bound by SP1, promote gene transcription.
REACTIVITY
Human

Background: The chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay is a powerful and versatile technique used for probing protein-DNA interactions within the natural chromatin context of the cell (1,2). This assay can be used to either identify multiple proteins associated with a specific region of the genome or to identify the many regions of the genome bound by a particular protein (3-6). ChIP can be used to determine the specific order of recruitment of various proteins to a gene promoter or to "measure" the relative amount of a particular histone modification across an entire gene locus (3,4). In addition to histone proteins, the ChIP assay can be used to analyze binding of transcription factors and co-factors, DNA replication factors, and DNA repair proteins. When performing the ChIP assay, cells are first fixed with formaldehyde, a reversible protein-DNA cross-linking agent that "preserves" the protein-DNA interactions occurring in the cell (1,2). Cells are lysed and chromatin is harvested and fragmented using either sonication or enzymatic digestion. Fragmented chromatin is then immunoprecipitated with antibodies specific to a particular protein or histone modification. Any DNA sequences that are associated with the protein or histone modification of interest will co-precipitate as part of the cross-linked chromatin complex and the relative amount of that DNA sequence will be enriched by the immunoselection process. After immunoprecipitation, the protein-DNA cross-links are reversed and the DNA is purified. Standard PCR or quantitative real-time PCR are often used to measure the amount of enrichment of a particular DNA sequence by a protein-specific immunoprecipitation (1,2). Alternatively, the ChIP assay can be combined with genomic tiling micro-array (ChIP on chip) techniques, high throughput sequencing (ChIP-Seq), or cloning strategies, all of which allow for genome-wide analysis of protein-DNA interactions and histone modifications (5-8). SimpleChIP® primers have been optimized for amplification of ChIP-isolated DNA using real-time quantitative PCR and provide important positive and negative controls that can be used to confirm a successful ChIP experiment.