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Monoclonal Antibody Immunoprecipitation Protein Monoubiquitination

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$293
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Human

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

Background: DNA damage, if not repaired, can lead to genome instability and tumorigenesis. Eukaryotic cells use multiple (sometimes overlapping) signaling pathways to respond to agents that cause various types of DNA lesions. Downstream molecules in DNA repair pathways converge on the sites of DNA damage, resulting in cell cycle arrest and repair or apoptosis (1). Rad18 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase recruited to sites of DNA damage. Along with the E2 ubiquitin ligase Rad6, Rad18 is responsible for monoubiquitination of DNA damage proteins including the replication clamp PCNA and the Fanconi anemia core protein FANCD2. Monoubiquitination of these proteins signals to downstream effector molecules and results in the repair of either post-replication repair lesions via the translesion synthesis (TLS) pathway or DNA double strand breaks via homologous recombination (2-4). Phospho-proteomic studies indicate that Ser403 of Rad18 may be phosphorylated by ATM/ATR in response to DNA damage-inducing agents (5,6).

$303
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: DNA damage, if not repaired, can lead to genome instability and tumorigenesis. Eukaryotic cells use multiple (sometimes overlapping) signaling pathways to respond to agents that cause various types of DNA lesions. Downstream molecules in DNA repair pathways converge on the sites of DNA damage, resulting in cell cycle arrest and repair or apoptosis (1). Rad18 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase recruited to sites of DNA damage. Along with the E2 ubiquitin ligase Rad6, Rad18 is responsible for monoubiquitination of DNA damage proteins including the replication clamp PCNA and the Fanconi anemia core protein FANCD2. Monoubiquitination of these proteins signals to downstream effector molecules and results in the repair of either post-replication repair lesions via the translesion synthesis (TLS) pathway or DNA double strand breaks via homologous recombination (2-4). Phospho-proteomic studies indicate that Ser403 of Rad18 may be phosphorylated by ATM/ATR in response to DNA damage-inducing agents (5,6).

$111
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$260
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Parkin is a protein of 465 amino acids with an amino-terminal ubiquitin domain and a carboxy-terminal RING-box (1). In the case of autosomal recessive juvenile Parkinsonism (AR-JP), deletions have been found in the gene on chromosome 6 encoding the protein Parkin (2).

$260
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Protein ubiquitination requires the concerted action of the E1, E2, and E3 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes. Ubiquitin is first activated through ATP-dependent formation of a thiol ester with ubiquitin-activating enzyme E1. The activated ubiquitin is then transferred to a thiol group of ubiquitin-carrier enzyme E2. The final step is the transfer of ubiquitin from E2 to an ε-amino group of the target protein lysine residue, which is mediated by ubiquitin-ligase enzyme E3 (1).Ubiquitin conjugating-enzyme 2T (UBE2T) is an E2 family member responsible for the ATP-dependent ubiquitin tagging of target proteins for degradation. Research studies indicate that UBE2T plays an important role in the Fanconi anemia pathway and that UBE2T expression is required for normal DNA repair through this pathway. Interaction between UBE2T and FANCL appears to stimulate UBE2T auto monoubiquitination, leading to UBE2T inactivation and negative regulation of the Fanconi anemia pathway (2-4). Additional research details upregulation of UBE2T expression in breast cancer cells and certain lung carcinomas, suggesting a possible involvement in these malignancies (5,6).

$260
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Neural precursor expressed, developmentally down-regulated protein 4 (NEDD4) was originally identified as a gene that is highly expressed in the early mouse embryonic central nervous system (1). Subsequently, a family of NEDD4-like proteins have been defined that includes seven members in humans (2). NEDD4 and NEDD4-like (NEDD4L) proteins contain multiple functional domains including a calcium-dependent phospholipid and membrane binding domain (C2 domain), two to four protein binding domains (WW domains), and an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase domain (HECT domain). NEDD4 and NEDD4L have been shown to downregulate both neuronal voltage-gated Na+ channels (NaVs) and epithelial Na+ channels (ENaCs) in response to increased intracellular Na+ concentrations (3,4). The WW domains of NEDD4 bind to PY motifs (amino acid sequence PPXY) found in multiple NaV and ENaC proteins; ubiquitination of these proteins is mediated by the HECT domain of NEDD4 and results in their internalization and removal from the plasma membrane. Research studies have shown that mutation of the PY motifs in ENaC proteins is associated with Liddle's syndrome, an autosomal dominant form of hypertension (5). In addition to targeting sodium channels, NEDD4L has also been shown to negatively regulate TGF-β signaling by targeting Smad2 for degradation (6). Mouse and human NEDD4 are rapidly cleaved by caspase proteins during apoptosis, although the significance of this cleavage is not clear (7).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Protein ubiquitination requires the concerted action of the E1, E2 and E3 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes. Ubiquitin is first activated through an ATP-dependent formation of a thiol ester with an E1 enzyme. The activated ubiquitin is then transferred to a thiol-group of an E2 ubiquitin-conjugation enzyme. The final step is the transfer of ubiquitin from E2 to an ε-amino group of a lysine residue on the target protein, a transfer mediated by ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E3 (1). UbcH5C is a universally expressed E2 ubiquitin conjugating enzyme and member of the UbcH5 family that also includes UbcH5A and UbcH5B (2). Evidence suggests that UbcH5C plays an important role in regulating a number of signaling pathways by catalyzing the ubiquitination of key target proteins, including p53, PCNA, the IκB kinase protein NEMO, and the apoptosis inhibitor BRUCE (3-6). Gene expression profiles revealed increased expression of UbcH5C in meibomian cell carcinoma and oncocytic thyroid adenomas (7,8), while an RNAi screen reveals diffrential Ubc5HC in acute promyelocytic cells (9). These results suggest a potential role of UbcH5C in cell cycle control and tumorigenesis.

$260
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Human, Monkey, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Neural precursor expressed, developmentally down-regulated protein 4 (NEDD4) was originally identified as a gene that is highly expressed in the early mouse embryonic central nervous system (1). Subsequently, a family of NEDD4-like proteins have been defined that includes seven members in humans (2). NEDD4 and NEDD4-like (NEDD4L) proteins contain multiple functional domains including a calcium-dependent phospholipid and membrane binding domain (C2 domain), two to four protein binding domains (WW domains), and an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase domain (HECT domain). NEDD4 and NEDD4L have been shown to downregulate both neuronal voltage-gated Na+ channels (NaVs) and epithelial Na+ channels (ENaCs) in response to increased intracellular Na+ concentrations (3,4). The WW domains of NEDD4 bind to PY motifs (amino acid sequence PPXY) found in multiple NaV and ENaC proteins; ubiquitination of these proteins is mediated by the HECT domain of NEDD4 and results in their internalization and removal from the plasma membrane. Research studies have shown that mutation of the PY motifs in ENaC proteins is associated with Liddle's syndrome, an autosomal dominant form of hypertension (5). In addition to targeting sodium channels, NEDD4L has also been shown to negatively regulate TGF-β signaling by targeting Smad2 for degradation (6). Mouse and human NEDD4 are rapidly cleaved by caspase proteins during apoptosis, although the significance of this cleavage is not clear (7).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Tripartite motif-containing protein 21 (TRIM21) is a cytosolic antiviral protein that is induced by interferons and acts as a cytosolic IgG receptor (1,2).  TRIM21 is an activator of the innate immune system and targets antibody bound virions to the proteasome via its E3 ubiquitin ligase activity, leading to degradation of the virions in the cytosol (3,4). Interestingly, TRIM21 has also been shown to negatively regulate pathogen-induced interferon production through the polyubiquitin-mediated degradation of multiple targets including IRF3, IRF7, and DDX41 (5,6,7).

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

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

Background: RING-box protein 1 (RBX1 or ROC1) is an essential component of two distinct but structurally related E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes, the SCF complex and the CBC (VHL) complex (1). RBX1 mediates the neddylation of CUL1, which activates SCF E3 ligase by facilitating the ubiquitin transfer from E2 to substrates (2-4). The RING finger domain of RBX1 is required for ubiquitin ligation (5). Two evolutionarily conserved mammalian RBX family members, RBX1/ROC1 and RBX2/ROC2/SAG, have been identified (5). RBX1 is constitutively expressed and binds to CUL2/VHL, while stress-inducible RBX2 binds to CUL5/SOCS (6).

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Human, Monkey, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: CDC73 (HPRT2) is a putative tumor suppressor protein thought to bind RNA polymerase II to help inhibit cell cycle progression (1,2). Commonly referred to as parafibromin, CDC73 is expressed in endocrine tissues, kidney, heart, and skeletal muscle and is localized to both nuclear and cytoplasmic compartments (3). CDC73 acts as a Wnt signaling regulator as it binds the carboxy-terminal region of β-catenin (4). Mutations in the corresponding gene cause an endocrine disorder known as hyperparathyroidism 2, which is characterized by hypercalcemia, bone resorption, and the development of jaw tumors (5).

$260
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: In mammalian cells, the significance of histone H2B ubiquitination in chromatin epigenetics came from the identification of the budding yeast protein Bre1 (1,2). Together with the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme Rad6, Bre1 serves as the E3 ligase in the monoubiquitination of the yeast histone H2B within transcribed regions of chromatin (1-3). Subsequently, the mammalian orthologs of yeast Bre1, RNF20 and RNF40, were identified (4,5). These two proteins form a tight heterodimer that acts as the major E3 ligase responsible for histone H2B monoubiquitination at Lys120 in mammalian cells, a modification linked to RNA Pol II-dependent transcription elongation in undamaged cells. Researchers have shown that DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are also capable of inducing monoubiquitination of H2B. This process depends upon the recruitment to DSB sites, as well as ATM-dependent phosphorylation of the RNF20-RNF40 heterodimer, thus highlighting a role for this E3 ligase in DSB repair pathways (6). Indeed, investigators have shown that loss of RNF20-RNF40 function promotes replication stress and chromosomal instability, which may constitute an early step in malignant transformation that precedes cell invasion (7).

$293
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Chromatin IP, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: In mammalian cells, the significance of histone H2B ubiquitination in chromatin epigenetics came from the identification of the budding yeast protein Bre1 (1,2). Together with the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme Rad6, Bre1 serves as the E3 ligase in the monoubiquitination of the yeast histone H2B within transcribed regions of chromatin (1-3). Subsequently, the mammalian orthologs of yeast Bre1, RNF20 and RNF40, were identified (4,5). These two proteins form a tight heterodimer that acts as the major E3 ligase responsible for histone H2B monoubiquitination at Lys120 in mammalian cells, a modification linked to RNA Pol II-dependent transcription elongation in undamaged cells. Researchers have shown that DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are also capable of inducing monoubiquitination of H2B. This process depends upon the recruitment to DSB sites, as well as ATM-dependent phosphorylation of the RNF20-RNF40 heterodimer, thus highlighting a role for this E3 ligase in DSB repair pathways (6). Indeed, investigators have shown that loss of RNF20-RNF40 function promotes replication stress and chromosomal instability, which may constitute an early step in malignant transformation that precedes cell invasion (7).

$260
100 µl
APPLICATIONS
REACTIVITY
Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: In mammalian cells, the significance of histone H2B ubiquitination in chromatin epigenetics came from the identification of the budding yeast protein Bre1 (1,2). Together with the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme Rad6, Bre1 serves as the E3 ligase in the monoubiquitination of the yeast histone H2B within transcribed regions of chromatin (1-3). Subsequently, the mammalian orthologs of yeast Bre1, RNF20 and RNF40, were identified (4,5). These two proteins form a tight heterodimer that acts as the major E3 ligase responsible for histone H2B monoubiquitination at Lys120 in mammalian cells, a modification linked to RNA Pol II-dependent transcription elongation in undamaged cells. Researchers have shown that DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are also capable of inducing monoubiquitination of H2B. This process depends upon the recruitment to DSB sites, as well as ATM-dependent phosphorylation of the RNF20-RNF40 heterodimer, thus highlighting a role for this E3 ligase in DSB repair pathways (6). Indeed, investigators have shown that loss of RNF20-RNF40 function promotes replication stress and chromosomal instability, which may constitute an early step in malignant transformation that precedes cell invasion (7).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Ubiquitin-like PHD and RING finger domain-containing protein 1 (UHRF1), also known as Inverted CCAAT box-binding protein of 90 kDa (ICBP90) and Nuclear Zinc Finger Protein NP95 (NP95), is a nuclear protein that was first discovered as a CCAAT box-binding protein that regulates the expression of the Topoisomerase IIα and Rb1 genes (1,2). Later studies have shown that UHRF1 is required for maintenance of CpG DNA methylation, the process of copying pre-existing methylation patterns onto the newly synthesized DNA strand after DNA replication (3-5). UHRF1 localizes primarily with highly methylated pericentromeric heterochromatin and is required for proper structure and function of these regions of the genome (6,7). However, UHRF1 also localizes to euchromatic regions of the genome and functions to negatively regulate the expression of a subset of tumor suppressor genes (2,8,9). The localization and repressive functions of UHRF1 are both mediated by several protein domains, including a ubiquitin-like domain (UBQ), Tudor domain, PHD domain, SET and RING finger-associated (SRA) domain, and a RING finger domain. The SRA domain of UHRF1 binds with high affinity to hemi-methylated DNA and functions to properly target the associated maintenance DNA methyltransferase DNMT1 protein to mediate faithful methylation of the newly synthesized DNA strand (3-5). Additional targeting of UHRF1 to heterochromatin is mediated by the Tudor domain, which binds specifically to tri-methylated lysine 9 of histone H3, a histone mark associated with pericentromeric heterochromatin (10-12). Targeting of UHRF1 to euchromatin is further mediated by the PHD domain, which binds specifically to un-methylated arginine 2 of histone H3, which is commonly associated with euchromatin (13). In addition to recruiting DNMT1, UHRF1 recruits the histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) protein to target loci, resulting in deacetylation of histones, and providing an additional mechanism for transcriptional repression (3). Taken together, these studies demonstrate that UHRF1 functions to link DNA methylation and histone modifications to the maintenance of repressive chromatin structures. These functions of UHRF1 are important for proper maintenance of cell growth and proliferation, as research studies have shown UHRF1 over-expression in a number of cancers (breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancer) is associated with increased proliferation and malignancy (9,14-16).

$260
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The sequences encoding antigen receptors are split into multiple germline segments which are then combined by a process called V(D)J recombination during immune cells development. A variable (V) segment is combined with a joining (J) segment, and in some cases a D (Diversity) segment, to create the antigen-binding portion of the receptor. The recombined V(D)J segment is then spliced into exons that encode the constant region to produce mature mRNA (1,2). This essential process required for the development of functional immune T and B cells creates a vast diversity in these receptors (3,4). Initiation of this process follows binding of RAG1 (recombination activating gene 1) and RAG2 to the conserved recombination signal sequences (RSS) and the introduction of a double-strand break between the RSS and the coding sequence (5,6). RAG1 and RAG2 genes are located immediately adjacent to each other in the genome and lack introns in their coding regions in many species. RAG1 and RAG2 are coexpressed only in the B and T cell lineages and both are required for cleavage activity (7). RAG1 and RAG2 can also function as transposases, contributing to chromosomal translocations and lymphoid malignancy (8,9). Mutations in the RAG genes are associated with a spectrum of combined immune deficiencies in humans (10,11).