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Human Ubiquitin-Dependent Smad Protein Catabolic Process

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) constitute a large family of signaling molecules that regulate a wide range of critical processes including morphogenesis, cell-fate determination, proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis (1,2). BMP receptors are members of the TGF-β family of Ser/Thr kinase receptors. Ligand binding induces multimerization, autophosphorylation, and activation of these receptors (3-5). They subsequently phosphorylate Smad1 at Ser463 and Ser465 in the carboxy-terminal motif SSXS, as well as Smad5 and Smad9 (Smad8) at their corresponding sites. These phosphorylated Smads dimerize with the coactivating Smad4 and translocate to the nucleus, where they stimulate transcription of target genes (5).MAP kinases and CDKs 8 and 9 phosphorylate residues in the linker region of Smad1, including Ser206. The phosphorylation of Ser206 recruits Smurf1 to the linker region and leads to the degradation of Smad1 (6). Phosphorylation of this site also promotes Smad1 transcriptional action by recruiting YAP to the linker region (7).

$260
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Smad ubiquitin regulatory factor 2 (Smurf2) is a HECT domain E3 ubiquitin ligase. It was initially identified as an inhibitor of TGF-β/BMP signaling by targeting R-Smads and TGF type I receptor for ubiquitination and degradation (1-3). Subsequent studies have revealed its role in neuronal and planar cell polarity, as well as in the senescence response and suppression of tumorigenesis (4-8). Smurf2 has a broad range of substrates including RUNX2, AMSH, Rap1B, and RNF11 (5,9-11). Smurf2 is widely expressed in various tissues. The C2 domain of Smurf2 inhibits its catalytic activity by interacting with the HECT domain (12). Research studies have shown that Smurf2 functions as a tumor suppressor by maintaining genomic stability through targeting RNF20 (13).

$260
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The carboxy terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP, STUB1) is a co-chaperone protein and functional E3 ubiquitin ligase that links the polypeptide binding activity of Hsp70 to the ubiquitin proteasome system (1). Cytoplasmic CHIP protein contains three 34-amino acid TPR (tetratricopeptide repeat) domains at its amino terminus and a carboxy-terminal U-box domain. CHIP interacts with the molecular chaperones Hsc70-Hsp70 and Hsp90 through its TPR domain, while E3 ubiquitin ligase activity is confined to the U-box domain (2,3). The binding of CHIP to Hsp70 can stall the folding of Hsp70 client proteins and concomitantly facilitate the U-box dependent ubiquitination of Hsp70-bound substrates (4-6). CHIP appears to play a central role in cell stress protection (7) and is responsible for the degradation of disease-related proteins that include cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (4), p53 (8), huntingtin and Ataxin-3 (9), Tau protein (10), and α-synuclein (11).

$260
100 µl
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Bovine, Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Hic-5 is a LIM domain family member orginally identified as a TGFbeta1 and hydrogen peroxide inducible gene, and is nearly identical to the androgen receptor co-activator ARA55 (1-3). Hic-5 is structurally related to paxillin, and both proteins are localized to focal adhesions and thought to serve as adaptor molecules, linking signals from the extracellular matrix to cytoskeletal regulation and intracelluar signaling (4,5). Like paxillin, Hic-5 contains four LD motifs and four LIM domains. Expression of Hic-5 can affect cell growth and differentiation (6-8). Increased expression of Hic-5 is observed during cellular senescence in fibroblasts, and ectopic expression in immortalized fibroblasts suppressed cell growth (8). Unlike paxillin, Hic-5 may translocate to the nucleus in response to oxidants like hydrogen peroxide (9). It has been proposed that Hic-5 serves to shuttle redox signaling from focal adhesions to the nucleus where it acts as a transcriptional co-activator for some transciption factors including, Sp1 and PPARgamma (7,9,10). Phosphorylation of Hic-5 at Tyr60 by CAKbeta and Fyn may activiate Hic-5 signaling by allowing binding to downstream SH2 domain containing proteins (11).