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Monkey Protein Processing

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

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (eIF2)-associated glycoprotein, p67/methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2) is one of the three known MetAPs responsible for the co-translational processing of the N-terminal initiator methionine from nascent proteins in cells. MetAP2 regulates the rates of global protein synthesis by controlling the levels of eIF2α phosphorylation (1). MetAP2 has also been shown to bind Erk1/2 to inhibit their activation and activity, thus connecting the protein synthesis machinery with the cell signaling pathway mediated by Erk1/2 MAP kinases (2-4). Although MetAP2 is characterized as having aminopeptidase activity that removes the N-terminal methionine from nascent peptides in vitro, mounting evidence suggests that MetAP2 has no methionine aminopeptidase activity. Rather, MetAP2 possesses auto-proteolytic activity that can be inhibited by several small molecule inhibitors including anti-angiogenic drugs, fumagillin and its derivatives (5). It has also been demonstrated that O-GlcNAcylation of MetAP2 plays a major role in its stability, eIF2α binding, and maintenance of eIF2α phosphorylation (6).MetAP2 knockout mice show embryonic lethality, suggesting its role in embryonic development and survival at the initiation of gastrulation (7). It is likely that lowering the levels of MetAP2 in mammalian cells causes cell growth inhibition and leads to apoptosis due to the high levels of eIF2α phosphorylation that inhibits global protein synthesis (8). During pathological or various stress conditions, MetAP2 dissociates from eIF2 subunits possibly due to its deglycosylation-induced autoproteolytic cleavage. As a result, eIF2α becomes hyperphosphorylated and global protein synthesis is inhibited. eIF2 complex-dissociated MetAP2 also displays a higher affinity toward Erk1/2, which results in the blockade of Erk1/2 activity. Thus, MetAP2 mediates cooperation between cell signaling and protein synthesis machinery to regulate cell growth and proliferation during physiological and pathological conditions (9). Research studies have shown higher expression of MetAP2 in human cancers, supporting the contention that MetAP2 plays a role in oncogenesis. For example, investigators have reported high MetAP2 expression in follicular lymphomas, large B-cell lymphomas, and Burkitt's lymphomas (10). Elevated expression of MetAP2 has also been reported in human colorectal adenocarcinomas (11).

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

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Nicastrin is a transmembrane glycoprotein serving as an essential component of the γ-secretase complex (1,2). Nicastrin is physically associated with presenilin and plays an important role in the stabilization and correct localization of presenilin to the membrane-bound γ-secretase complex (3). Nicastrin also serves as a docking site for γ-secretase substrates such as APP and Notch, directly binding to them and properly presenting them to γ-secretase to ensure the correct cleavage process (2,4).

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

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

Background: Nicastrin is a transmembrane glycoprotein serving as an essential component of the γ-secretase complex (1,2). Nicastrin is physically associated with presenilin and plays an important role in the stabilization and correct localization of presenilin to the membrane-bound γ-secretase complex (3). Nicastrin also serves as a docking site for γ-secretase substrates such as APP and Notch, directly binding to them and properly presenting them to γ-secretase to ensure the correct cleavage process (2,4).

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

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Nicastrin is a transmembrane glycoprotein serving as an essential component of the γ-secretase complex (1,2). Nicastrin is physically associated with presenilin and plays an important role in the stabilization and correct localization of presenilin to the membrane-bound γ-secretase complex (3). Nicastrin also serves as a docking site for γ-secretase substrates such as APP and Notch, directly binding to them and properly presenting them to γ-secretase to ensure the correct cleavage process (2,4).

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

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Three distinct types of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) have been characterized. Unlike other PI3Ks, PI3K class III catalyzes the phosphorylation of phosphatidylinositol at the D3 position, producing phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate (PIP3) (1). PI3K class III is the mammalian homolog of Vps34, first identified in yeast. PI3K class III interacts with the regular subunit p150, the mammalian homolog of Vps15, which regulates cellular membrane association through myristoylation (2,3). PIP3 recruits several proteins with FYVE or PX domains to membranes regulating vesicular transport and protein sorting (4). Moreover, PI3K class III has been shown to regulate autophagy, trimeric G-protein signaling, and the mTOR nutrient-sensing pathway (5).

$111
20 µl
$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Hamster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Nicastrin is a transmembrane glycoprotein serving as an essential component of the γ-secretase complex (1,2). Nicastrin is physically associated with presenilin and plays an important role in the stabilization and correct localization of presenilin to the membrane-bound γ-secretase complex (3). Nicastrin also serves as a docking site for γ-secretase substrates such as APP and Notch, directly binding to them and properly presenting them to γ-secretase to ensure the correct cleavage process (2,4).

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

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Presenilin 1 and presenilin 2 are transmembrane proteins belonging to the presenilin family. Mutation of presenilin genes has been linked to early onset of Alzheimer disease, probably due to presenilin's associated γ-secretase activity for amyloid-β protein processing (1,2). Endogenous presenilin mainly exists in a heterodimeric complex formed from the endoproteolytically processed amino-terminal (34 kDa) and carboxy-terminal (~20, 22, 23 kDa) fragments (CTF) (2,3).

$111
20 µl
$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Three distinct types of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) have been characterized. Unlike other PI3Ks, PI3K class III catalyzes the phosphorylation of phosphatidylinositol at the D3 position, producing phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate (PIP3) (1). PI3K class III is the mammalian homolog of Vps34, first identified in yeast. PI3K class III interacts with the regular subunit p150, the mammalian homolog of Vps15, which regulates cellular membrane association through myristoylation (2,3). PIP3 recruits several proteins with FYVE or PX domains to membranes regulating vesicular transport and protein sorting (4). Moreover, PI3K class III has been shown to regulate autophagy, trimeric G-protein signaling, and the mTOR nutrient-sensing pathway (5).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Autophagy is a catabolic process for the autophagosomic-lysosomal degradation of bulk cytoplasmic contents. Control of autophagy was largely discovered in yeast and involves proteins encoded by a set of autophagy-related genes (Atg) (1). Formation of autophagic vesicles requires a pair of essential ubiquitin-like conjugation systems, Atg12-Atg5 and Atg8-phosphatidylethanolamine (Atg8-PE), which are widely conserved in eukaryotes (2). Numerous mammalian counterparts to yeast Atg proteins have been described, including three Atg8 proteins (GATE-16, GABARAP, and LC3) and four Atg4 homologs (Atg4A/autophagin-2, Atg4B/autophagin-1, Atg4C/autophagin-3, and Atg4D/autophagin-4) (3-5). The cysteine protease Atg4 is pivotal to autophagosome membrane generation and regulation. Atg4 primes the Atg8 homolog for lipidation by cleaving its carboxy terminus and exposing its glycine residue for E1-like enzyme Atg7. The Atg8 homolog is transferred to the E2-like enzyme Atg3 before forming the Atg8-PE conjugate. During later stages of autophagy, Atg4 can reverse this lipidation event by cleaving PE, thereby recycling the Atg8 homolog (6).

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

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Presenilin Enhancer 2 (PEN2) is a small integral membrane glycoprotein that contains two recognized transmembrane domains. Both the N- and C-terminal domains are oriented into the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (1). PEN2, along with Presenilin 1, Presenilin 2, Nicastrin, and APH-1 form the protein complex γ-secretase (2). The proteinase BACE catalyses the initial step in APP processing by cleaving and releasing soluble APPβ (3). The remaining membrane bound APP is then cleaved by the γ-secretase complex, causing the release of amyloid β-peptide, the main constituent of amyloid plaques. These plaques are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease pathology (2). In addition to APP, the γ-secretase complex cleaves several other proteins and necessary presenilin-dependent signaling cascades, including the Notch pathway (4). It was found that PEN2 is an important part of the γ-secretase complex, and knocking it down results in reduced amounts of the complex, resulting in a loss of γ-secretase activity (5).

$489
96 assays
1 Kit
The PathScan® Total SQSTM1/p62 Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of total SQSTM1/p62 protein. An SQSTM1/p62 Rabbit Antibody has been coated onto the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, SQSTM1/p62 protein is captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, SQSTM1/p62 Mouse Detection Antibody is added to detect the captured SQSTM1/p62 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 absorbance for this developed color is proportional to the quantity of total SQSTM1/p62 protein.Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.
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Human, Mink, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Background: Sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1, p62) is a ubiquitin binding protein involved in cell signaling, oxidative stress, and autophagy (1-4). It was first identified as a protein that binds to the SH2 domain of p56Lck (5) and independently found to interact with PKCζ (6,7). SQSTM1 was subsequently found to interact with ubiquitin, providing a scaffold for several signaling proteins and triggering degradation of proteins through the proteasome or lysosome (8). Interaction between SQSTM1 and TRAF6 leads to the K63-linked polyubiquitination of TRAF6 and subsequent activation of the NF-κB pathway (9). Protein aggregates formed by SQSTM1 can be degraded by the autophagosome (4,10,11). SQSTM1 binds autophagosomal membrane protein LC3/Atg8, bringing SQSTM1-containing protein aggregates to the autophagosome (12). Lysosomal degradation of autophagosomes leads to a decrease in SQSTM1 levels during autophagy; conversely, autophagy inhibitors stabilize SQSTM1 levels. Studies have demonstrated a link between SQSTM1 and oxidative stress. SQSTM1 interacts with KEAP1, which is a cytoplasmic inhibitor of NRF2, a key transcription factor involved in cellular responses to oxidative stress (3). Thus, accumulation of SQSTM1 can lead to an increase in NRF2 activity.

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

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Presenilin Enhancer 2 (PEN2) is a small integral membrane glycoprotein that contains two recognized transmembrane domains. Both the N- and C-terminal domains are oriented into the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (1). PEN2, along with Presenilin 1, Presenilin 2, Nicastrin, and APH-1 form the protein complex γ-secretase (2). The proteinase BACE catalyses the initial step in APP processing by cleaving and releasing soluble APPβ (3). The remaining membrane bound APP is then cleaved by the γ-secretase complex, causing the release of amyloid β-peptide, the main constituent of amyloid plaques. These plaques are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease pathology (2). In addition to APP, the γ-secretase complex cleaves several other proteins and necessary presenilin-dependent signaling cascades, including the Notch pathway (4). It was found that PEN2 is an important part of the γ-secretase complex, and knocking it down results in reduced amounts of the complex, resulting in a loss of γ-secretase activity (5).

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

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Presenilin Enhancer 2 (PEN2) is a small integral membrane glycoprotein that contains two recognized transmembrane domains. Both the N- and C-terminal domains are oriented into the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (1). PEN2, along with Presenilin 1, Presenilin 2, Nicastrin, and APH-1 form the protein complex γ-secretase (2). The proteinase BACE catalyses the initial step in APP processing by cleaving and releasing soluble APPβ (3). The remaining membrane bound APP is then cleaved by the γ-secretase complex, causing the release of amyloid β-peptide, the main constituent of amyloid plaques. These plaques are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease pathology (2). In addition to APP, the γ-secretase complex cleaves several other proteins and necessary presenilin-dependent signaling cascades, including the Notch pathway (4). It was found that PEN2 is an important part of the γ-secretase complex, and knocking it down results in reduced amounts of the complex, resulting in a loss of γ-secretase activity (5).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Presenilin 1 and presenilin 2 are transmembrane proteins belonging to the presenilin family. Mutation of presenilin genes has been linked to early onset of Alzheimer disease, probably due to presenilin's associated γ-secretase activity for amyloid-β protein processing (1,2). Endogenous presenilin mainly exists in a heterodimeric complex formed from the endoproteolytically processed amino-terminal (34 kDa) and carboxy-terminal (~20, 22, 23 kDa) fragments (CTF) (2,3).

$111
20 µl
$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Presenilin 1 and presenilin 2 are transmembrane proteins belonging to the presenilin family. Mutation of presenilin genes has been linked to early onset of Alzheimer disease, probably due to presenilin's associated γ-secretase activity for amyloid-β protein processing (1,2). Endogenous presenilin mainly exists in a heterodimeric complex formed from the endoproteolytically processed amino-terminal (34 kDa) and carboxy-terminal (~20, 22, 23 kDa) fragments (CTF) (2,3).

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

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase 1 (PCK1, PEPCK1 or PEPCK-C) is a cytosolic enzyme responsible for the conversion of oxaloacetate to phosphoenolpyruvate (1). PCK1 is involved in controlling the rate-limiting step of gluconeogenesis in the liver, which generates glucose from non-carbohydrate substrates such as lactate and glycerol (2). The deacetylase SirT1 stimulates transcription of PCK1 and glucose-6-phosphatase to activate gluconeogenesis (3). Depending on nutritional state, Stat3 can inhibit PCK1 and glucose-6-phosphatase expression and suppress gluconeogenesis (4). Relatively high glucose concentration can result in acetylation of PCK1 by P300 acetyltransferase, promoting an interaction between PCK1 and the E3 ligase UBR5 that leads to the PCK1 destabilization (5).

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

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Lunatic Fringe (Beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase, LFNG) is a single-pass type II Golgi membrane glycosyltransferase that catalyzes the elongation of O-linked fucose residues on EGF-like repeats of Notch signaling molecules. Fucosylation of EGF-like repeats serves to fine-tune Notch ligand-receptor interactions, thereby modulating downstream Notch pathway activity (1). Studies in genetic mouse models have shown that Lunatic Fringe-mediated Notch regulation is critical for somite patterning during vertebrate embryogenesis (2-4). Consistent with this, loss-of-function mutations in human LFNG are associated with spondylocostal dysostoses, a heritable skeletal growth disorder characterized by malformations of the spinal column and thoracic structures (5). Lunatic Fringe continues to modulate Notch signaling postnatally (6), and is implicated as a putative tumor suppressor in multiple Notch-related cancers (7, 8).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey, Mouse

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Ribonucleotide reductase catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of deoxynucleotide triphosphates (dNTPs). The regulatory M1 subunit (RRM1) is present throughout the cell division cycle, but downregulated in quiescent cells (1). Research studies have demonstrated that RRM1 is involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression, and its expression is correlated with resistance to chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (2-4).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Phosphatidylinositol lipids and phosphoinositides are important second messengers, their generation controlling many cellular events. Intracellular levels of these molecules are regulated by phosphoinositide kinases and phosphatases. One of the best characterized lipid kinases is phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), which is responsible for phosphorylation on the D-3 position of the inositide head group (1). This action of PI3K catalyzes the production of phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-triphosphate by phosphorylating phosphatidylinositol (PI), phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate (PIP), and phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2). Growth factors and hormones trigger this phosphorylation event, which in turn coordinates cell growth, cell cycle entry, cell migration, and cell survival (1). PTEN, the well characterized partnering phosphatase, reverses this process by removing the phosphate from PI(3,4,5)P3 at the D-3 position to generate PI(4,5)P2 (1,2). Dephosphorylation on the D-5 position to generate PI(3,4)P2 occurs through the action of SHIP1 or SHIP2 (3), and dephosphorylation on the D-4 position to generate PI(3)P can occur through the action of inositol polyphosphate 4-phosphatase isoenzymes type I (INPP4a) and type II (INPP4b) (4,5). While INPP4a has been implicated in neuronal survival and megakaryocyte lineage determination (6,7), less is understood about INPP4b. It has been shown that two splice variants of INPP4b occur in mice, each showing distinct tissue distribution and subcellular localization (5,8).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human, Monkey

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

Background: Methylation of DNA at cytosine residues in mammalian cells is a heritable, epigenetic modification that is critical for proper regulation of gene expression, genomic imprinting and development (1,2). Three families of mammalian DNA methyltransferases have been identified: DNMT1, DNMT2 and DNMT3 (1,2). DNMT1 is constitutively expressed in proliferating cells and functions as a maintenance methyltransferase, transferring proper methylation patterns to newly synthesized DNA during replication. DNMT3A and DNMT3B are strongly expressed in embryonic stem cells with reduced expression in adult somatic tissues. DNMT3A and DNMT3B function as de novo methyltransferases that methylate previously unmethylated regions of DNA. DNMT2 is expressed at low levels in adult somatic tissues and its inactivation affects neither de novo nor maintenance DNA methylation. DNMT1, DNMT3A and DNMT3B together form a protein complex that interacts with histone deacetylases (HDAC1, HDAC2, Sin3A), transcriptional repressor proteins (RB, TAZ-1) and heterochromatin proteins (HP1, SUV39H1), to maintain proper levels of DNA methylation and facilitate gene silencing (3-8). Improper DNA methylation contributes to diseased states such as cancer (1,2). Hypermethylation of promoter CpG islands within tumor suppressor genes correlates with gene silencing and the development of cancer. In addition, hypomethylation of bulk genomic DNA correlates with and may contribute to the onset of cancer. DNMT1, DNMT3A and DNMT3B are over-expressed in many cancers, including acute and chronic myelogenous leukemias, in addition to colon, breast and stomach carcinomas (9-12).