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Polyclonal Antibody Glycosaminoglycan Metabolic Process

Also showing Polyclonal Antibody Western Blotting Glycosaminoglycan Metabolic Process

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Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Syndecans are a family of type 1 transmembrane heparan sulphate proteoglycans comprising 4 members in mammals (SDC-1 to -4) (1) encoded by four syndecan genes. Syndecans are involved in embryonic development, tumorigenesis, and angiogenesis (2). The extracellular domain harbors attachment sites for heparan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate chains, facilitating interaction with an array of proteins including a plethora of growth factors. In addition, the hydrophobic C-terminal intracellular domain can interact with proteins containing a PDZ domain (2). These interactions place syndecans as important integrators of membrane signaling (3). Syndecans undergo proteolytic cleavage causing the release of their extracellular domain (shedding), converting the membrane-bound proteins into soluble molecular effectors (4).

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Human

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: CD44 is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein that mediates cell-cell and cell-matrix interaction through its affinity for hyaluronic acid (HA) and possibly through other parts of the extracellular matrix (ECM). CD44 is highly polymorphic, possesses a number of alternative splice variants and undergoes extensive post-translational modifications (1,2). Increased surface levels of CD44 are characteristic of T cell activation, and expression of the protein is upregulated during the inflammatory response. Research studies have shown that interactions between CD44 and HER2 are linked to an increase in ovarian carcinoma cell growth (1-3). CD44 interacts with ezrin, radixin and moesin (ERM), linking the actin cytoskeleton to the plasma membrane and the ECM (4-6). CD44 is constitutively phosphorylated at Ser325 in resting cells. Activation of PKC results in phosphorylation of Ser291, dephosphorylation of Ser325, disassociation of ezrin from CD44, and directional motility (4).

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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Receptor for Hyaluronic acid-Mediated Motility (RHAMM, known also as CD168 or HMMR) was first identified as a putative receptor for hyaluronic acid (HA) that modulated HA-mediated cell motility (1). RHAMM/CD168 is functionally similar to the HA receptor CD44; however in contrast to CD44, RHAMM/CD168 does not contain a transmembrane domain or a signal peptide leader sequence, and so is not targeted exclusively to the cell membrane (1). RHAMM/CD168 has multiple isoforms; some are reportedly exported to the cell membrane in response to signaling by growth factors and cytokines (e.g., TGF-β) (2, 3), whereas others have been implicated in intracellular functions including mitotic spindle regulation (4). Cell surface RHAMM/CD168 is localized to membrane ruffles, consistent with proteins that regulate cell motility (1). Numerous research studies have reported that the expression of RHAMM/CD168 is positively associated with cancer cell growth, motility and/or metastasis (5-7), in addition to HA-mediated inflammation (8), suggesting the potential for therapeutic approaches that target HA-receptor mediated signaling (9,10).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan NG2 is a type I membrane protein expressed by subpopulations of glia including oligodendroglial precursor cells and a variety of tumor cells. Normal precursor cells and malignant tumor cells migrate and proliferate, but there is evidence that cells may not be able to engage in both activities at the same time. However, NG2 is involved in promoting both proliferation and motility (1). The extracellular domain of NG2 sequesters growth factors and binds to both growth factor receptors and extracellular matrix ligands such as fibronectin, collagens and laminin. The cytoplasmic domain is involved in activating Rac, Cdc42 and p130 Cas (2). PKCα phosphorylates NG2 at Thr2256, triggering the redistribution of NG2 from apical microprocesses to lamellipodia accompanied by enhanced cell motility (3). ERK phosphorylates NG2 at Thr2314, stimulating cell proliferation (4).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry, Western Blotting

Background: Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) family proteins exist as several disulphide-bonded, dimeric isoforms (PDGF AA, PDGF AB, PDGF BB, PDGF CC, and PDGF DD) that bind in a specific pattern to two closely related receptor tyrosine kinases, PDGF receptor α (PDGFRα) and PDGF receptor β (PDGFRβ). PDGFRα and PDGFRβ share 75% to 85% sequence homology between their two intracellular kinase domains, while the kinase insert and carboxy-terminal tail regions display a lower level (27% to 28%) of homology (1). PDGFRα homodimers bind all PDGF isoforms except those containing PDGF D. PDGFRβ homodimers bind PDGF BB and DD isoforms, as well as the PDGF AB heterodimer. The heteromeric PDGF receptor α/β binds PDGF B, C, and D homodimers, as well as the PDGF AB heterodimer (2). PDGFRα and PDGFRβ can each form heterodimers with EGFR, which is also activated by PDGF (3). Various cells differ in the total number of receptors present and in the receptor subunit composition, which may account for responsive differences among cell types to PDGF binding (4). Ligand binding induces receptor dimerization and autophosphorylation, followed by binding and activation of cytoplasmic SH2 domain-containing signal transduction molecules, such as GRB2, Src, GAP, PI3 kinase, PLCγ, and NCK. A number of different signaling pathways are initiated by activated PDGF receptors and lead to control of cell growth, actin reorganization, migration, and differentiation (5). Tyr751 in the kinase-insert region of PDGFRβ is the docking site for PI3 kinase (6). Phosphorylated pentapeptides derived from Tyr751 of PDGFRβ (pTyr751-Val-Pro-Met-Leu) inhibit the association of the carboxy-terminal SH2 domain of the p85 subunit of PI3 kinase with PDGFRβ (7). Tyr740 is also required for PDGFRβ-mediated PI3 kinase activation (8).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) family proteins exist as several disulphide-bonded, dimeric isoforms (PDGF AA, PDGF AB, PDGF BB, PDGF CC, and PDGF DD) that bind in a specific pattern to two closely related receptor tyrosine kinases, PDGF receptor α (PDGFRα) and PDGF receptor β (PDGFRβ). PDGFRα and PDGFRβ share 75% to 85% sequence homology between their two intracellular kinase domains, while the kinase insert and carboxy-terminal tail regions display a lower level (27% to 28%) of homology (1). PDGFRα homodimers bind all PDGF isoforms except those containing PDGF D. PDGFRβ homodimers bind PDGF BB and DD isoforms, as well as the PDGF AB heterodimer. The heteromeric PDGF receptor α/β binds PDGF B, C, and D homodimers, as well as the PDGF AB heterodimer (2). PDGFRα and PDGFRβ can each form heterodimers with EGFR, which is also activated by PDGF (3). Various cells differ in the total number of receptors present and in the receptor subunit composition, which may account for responsive differences among cell types to PDGF binding (4). Ligand binding induces receptor dimerization and autophosphorylation, followed by binding and activation of cytoplasmic SH2 domain-containing signal transduction molecules, such as GRB2, Src, GAP, PI3 kinase, PLCγ, and NCK. A number of different signaling pathways are initiated by activated PDGF receptors and lead to control of cell growth, actin reorganization, migration, and differentiation (5). Tyr751 in the kinase-insert region of PDGFRβ is the docking site for PI3 kinase (6). Phosphorylated pentapeptides derived from Tyr751 of PDGFRβ (pTyr751-Val-Pro-Met-Leu) inhibit the association of the carboxy-terminal SH2 domain of the p85 subunit of PI3 kinase with PDGFRβ (7). Tyr740 is also required for PDGFRβ-mediated PI3 kinase activation (8).