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Polyclonal Antibody Immunoprecipitation Nervous System Development

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Human, Mouse, Rat

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

Background: Mutations in Doublecortin cause Lissencephaly (smooth brain), a neuronal migration disorder characterized by epilepsy and mental retardation (1). Doublecortin is a microtubule associated protein that stabilizes and bundles microtubules. A conserved doublecortin domain mediates the interaction with microtubules, and interestingly most missense mutations cluster in this domain (2). Kinases JNK, CDK5 and PKA phosphorylate doublecortin. JNK phosphorylates Thr321, Thr331 and Ser334 while PKA phosphorylates Ser47 and CDK5 phosphorylates Ser297 (3-5). Phosphorylation of Ser297 lowers the affinity of doublecortin to microtubules. Furthermore, mutations of Ser297 result in migration defects (5).

$260
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D. melanogaster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Flow Cytometry, Immunofluorescence (Frozen), Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Mutations in Doublecortin cause Lissencephaly (smooth brain), a neuronal migration disorder characterized by epilepsy and mental retardation (1). Doublecortin is a microtubule associated protein that stabilizes and bundles microtubules. A conserved doublecortin domain mediates the interaction with microtubules, and interestingly most missense mutations cluster in this domain (2). Kinases JNK, CDK5 and PKA phosphorylate doublecortin. JNK phosphorylates Thr321, Thr331 and Ser334 while PKA phosphorylates Ser47 and CDK5 phosphorylates Ser297 (3-5). Phosphorylation of Ser297 lowers the affinity of doublecortin to microtubules. Furthermore, mutations of Ser297 result in migration defects (5).

$122
20 µl
$303
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten), also referred to as MMAC (mutated in multiple advanced cancers) phosphatase, is a tumor suppressor implicated in a wide variety of human cancers (1). PTEN encodes a 403 amino acid polypeptide originally described as a dual-specificity protein phosphatase (2). The main substrates of PTEN are inositol phospholipids generated by the activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) (3). PTEN is a major negative regulator of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway (1,4,5). PTEN possesses a carboxy-terminal, noncatalytic regulatory domain with three phosphorylation sites (Ser380, Thr382, and Thr383) that regulate PTEN stability and may affect its biological activity (6,7). PTEN regulates p53 protein levels and activity (8) and is involved in G protein-coupled signaling during chemotaxis (9,10).

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Hamster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten), also referred to as MMAC (mutated in multiple advanced cancers) phosphatase, is a tumor suppressor implicated in a wide variety of human cancers (1). PTEN encodes a 403 amino acid polypeptide originally described as a dual-specificity protein phosphatase (2). The main substrates of PTEN are inositol phospholipids generated by the activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) (3). PTEN is a major negative regulator of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway (1,4,5). PTEN possesses a carboxy-terminal, noncatalytic regulatory domain with three phosphorylation sites (Ser380, Thr382, and Thr383) that regulate PTEN stability and may affect its biological activity (6,7). PTEN regulates p53 protein levels and activity (8) and is involved in G protein-coupled signaling during chemotaxis (9,10).

$303
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten), also referred to as MMAC (mutated in multiple advanced cancers) phosphatase, is a tumor suppressor implicated in a wide variety of human cancers (1). PTEN encodes a 403 amino acid polypeptide originally described as a dual-specificity protein phosphatase (2). The main substrates of PTEN are inositol phospholipids generated by the activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) (3). PTEN is a major negative regulator of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway (1,4,5). PTEN possesses a carboxy-terminal, noncatalytic regulatory domain with three phosphorylation sites (Ser380, Thr382, and Thr383) that regulate PTEN stability and may affect its biological activity (6,7). PTEN regulates p53 protein levels and activity (8) and is involved in G protein-coupled signaling during chemotaxis (9,10).

$303
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The 90 kDa ribosomal S6 kinases (RSK1-4) are a family of widely expressed Ser/Thr kinases characterized by two nonidentical, functional kinase domains (1) and a carboxy-terminal docking site for extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) (2). Several sites both within and outside of the RSK kinase domain, including Ser380, Thr359, Ser363, and Thr573, are important for kinase activation (3). RSK1-3 are activated via coordinated phosphorylation by MAPKs, autophosphorylation, and phosphoinositide-3-OH kinase (PI3K) in response to many growth factors, polypeptide hormones, and neurotransmitters (3).

$303
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The 90 kDa ribosomal S6 kinases (RSK1-4) are a family of widely expressed Ser/Thr kinases characterized by two nonidentical, functional kinase domains (1) and a carboxy-terminal docking site for extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) (2). Several sites both within and outside of the RSK kinase domain, including Ser380, Thr359, Ser363, and Thr573, are important for kinase activation (3). RSK1-3 are activated via coordinated phosphorylation by MAPKs, autophosphorylation, and phosphoinositide-3-OH kinase (PI3K) in response to many growth factors, polypeptide hormones, and neurotransmitters (3).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

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

Background: Postsynaptic Density protein 95 (PSD95) is a member of the membrane-associated guanylate kinase (MAGUK) family of proteins. These family members consist of an amino-terminal variable segment followed by three PDZ domains, a SH3 domain, and an inactive guanylate kinase (GK) domain. PSD95 is a scaffolding protein involved in the assembly and function of the postsynaptic density complex (1-2). PSD95 participates in synaptic targeting of AMPA receptors through an indirect manner involving Stargazin and related transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory proteins (TARPs) (3). It is implicated in experience-dependent plasticity and plays an indispensable role in learning (4). Mutations in PSD95 are associated with autism (5).

$303
100 µl
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Human

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

Background: AML1 (also known as Runx1, CBFA2, and PEBP2αB) is a member of the core binding factor (CBF) family of transcription factors (1,2). It is required for normal development of all hematopoietic lineages (3-5). AML1 forms a heterodimeric DNA binding complex with its partner protein CBFβ and regulates the expression of cellular genes by binding to promoter and enhancer elements. AML1 is commonly translocated in hematopoietic cancers: chromosomal translocations include t(8;21) AML1-ETO, t(12;21) TEL-AML, and t(8;21) AML-M2 (6). Phosphorylation of AML1 on several potential serine and threonine sites, including Ser249, is thought to occur in an Erk-dependent manner (7,8).

$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1), also known as Solute carrier family 7 member 5 (SLC7A5), is a high-affinity neutral transporter of larger amino acids. It facilitates the cellular amino acid uptake in a sodium independent manner (1-2) and selectively transports D-and L-isomers of small neutral amino acids (3). LAT1 also regulates amino acid exchange in conjunction with solute carrier family 1 member 5 (SLC1A5) (2,4-6). Transport of thyroid hormones across the placenta is established via LAT1 during normal fetal development (7). LAT1 promotes neuronal cell proliferation by regulating the transport of amino acids across the blood brain barrier (8). LAT1 is upregulated in various cancer types including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and gliomas (9,10). High expression of LAT1 is detected in non-small cell lung cancer with lymph node metastases(9,11,12). Increased LAT1 expression is a novel biomarker of high grade malignancy in prostate cancers (12). Inhibition of LAT1 suppresses tumor cell growth in several tumor types (10,13).

$111
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$260
100 µl
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Double stranded DNA breaks (DSB’s) are the most toxic of DNA lesions. They occur in response to genotoxic stress, and they are also an obligate intermediate in the V(D)J recombination events in the immune system. The mechanism by which cells deal with DSB’s is known as NHEJ (non-homologous end-joining), and involves a core group of proteins that includes Ku, DNA-PK, XRCC4, and XLF (1). XLF, also known as Cernunnos, was originally discovered as a mutated protein from cells of individuals who displayed features of growth retardation, microcephaly, and immunodeficiency (2). These cells were sensitive to ionizing radiation and defective in V(D)J recombination. Exogenous expression of wild type XLF corrected these deficiencies (3), indicating that XLF is a critical component of the NHEJ response. XLF physically interacts with and may stimulate the ligase activity of XRCC4 (3).

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100 µl
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Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Postsynaptic Density Protein 93 (PSD93) is a member of the PSD subfamily of the membrane-associated guanylate kinase (PSD-MAGUK) proteins. Structurally, it most closely resembles PSD95, consisting of an N-terminal variable segment followed by three PDZ domains, an SH3 domain, and an inactive guanylate kinase (GK) domain (1,2). PSD93 is expressed in neuronal cells and located at the synapse where it interacts with neuronal receptors and proteins including the NMDA receptor (2-4), K+ channels (5,6), and the AMPA receptor (7) to regulate their membrane localization and neuronal signaling. Research studies have implicated PSD93 in postsynaptic related persistent pain induction, making PSD93 a potential target for treatment of this syndrome (3).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Apoptotic protease activating factor 1 (Apaf-1), originally identified as the mammalian homolog of the C. elegans apoptotic regulatory protein CED-4, is an important signaling protein involved in the activation of caspase-9 during apoptosis (1). Cytosolic Apaf-1 forms a complex with caspase-9 in the presence of cytochrome c and dATP, ultimately leading to caspase-9 activation and subsequent activation of caspase-3 (2,3). The protein contains an amino-terminal CARD domain, a central CED-4 homology domain, and multiple WD-40 repeats at the carboxy-terminus. Several isoforms of Apaf-1 are expressed through alternative splicing generating a small insert following the CARD domain as well as an extra WD-40 repeat (4). Apaf-1 knock-out mice display widespread defects in apoptosis and resistance to a variety of apoptotic stimuli (5,6).

$260
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Ena/VASP-like (EVL) protein is a member of the Ena/VASP family and is involved in actin-associated cytoskeleton remodeling and cell polarity activities including axon guidance and lamellipodia formation in migrating cells (1,2,3). The EVL protein sequence contains an N-terminal EVH1 domain, a Pro-rich SH3 binding domain, and a C-terminal EVH2 domain. EVL domain interactions with G- and F-actin mediates actin nucleation and polymerization (4). Research studies have shown that EVL also regulates DNA repair by direct interaction with RAD51 (5). EVL may function in the DSB repair pathway through the EVH2 domain, which possesses DNA-binding and RAD51 binding activity, thereby coordinating homologous DNA recombination (6,7). Research studies have shown EVL expression is up-regulated in human breast cancer associated with clinical stages and may be implicated in invasion and/or metastasis of human breast cancer (8).

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100 µl
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Human, Mouse

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: The Stat3 transcription factor is an important signaling molecule for many cytokines and growth factor receptors (1) and is required for murine fetal development (2). Research studies have shown that Stat3 is constitutively activated in a number of human tumors (3,4) and possesses oncogenic potential (5) and anti-apoptotic activities (3). Stat3 is activated by phosphorylation at Tyr705, which induces dimerization, nuclear translocation, and DNA binding (6,7). Transcriptional activation seems to be regulated by phosphorylation at Ser727 through the MAPK or mTOR pathways (8,9). Stat3 isoform expression appears to reflect biological function as the relative expression levels of Stat3α (86 kDa) and Stat3β (79 kDa) depend on cell type, ligand exposure, or cell maturation stage (10). It is notable that Stat3β lacks the serine phosphorylation site within the carboxy-terminal transcriptional activation domain (8).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Testicular receptor 4 (TR4), also called TAK1 or NR2C2, is an orphan receptor in a distinct subclass of the steroid hormone nuclear receptor superfamily along with TR2 (1,2). TR4 forms heterodimers with TR2 and binds to DNA elements containing direct repeats (DRs) (3). TR4 plays a role in various processes, including neurogenesis, spermatogenesis, RNA metabolism, and protein translation (4-6). TR4 can interact with other hormone receptors such as AR and ER to influence protein-protein binding and target gene inactivation (7,8). High expression of TR4 correlates with prostate cancer metastasis and invasion through downstream targets such as CCL2 and Ezh2 (9-10). Expression of TR4 in other cancers such as NSCLC and testicular germ cell tumors has also been associated with poor prognosis (11-12).

$260
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Fibroblast growth factors are a family of broad-spectrum growth factors influencing a plethora of cellular activities. The interaction of at least 23 ligands, 4 receptors and multiple coreceptors provides a dramatic complexity to a signaling system capable of effecting a multitude of responses (1,2). Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF or FGF2), initially identified as a mitogen with prominent angiogenic properties, is now recognized as a multifunctional growth factor (3). It is clear that bFGF produces its biological effects in target cells by signaling through cell-surface FGF receptors. bFGF binds to all four FGF receptors. Ligand binding induces receptor dimerization and autophosphorylation, allowing binding and activation of cytoplasmic downstream target proteins, including FRS-2, PLC and Crk (4,5). The FGF signaling pathway appears to play a significant role not only in normal cell growth regulation but also in tumor development and progression (6).Acidic FGF (aFGF or FGF1) is another extensively investigated protein of the FGF family. aFGF shares 55% DNA sequence homology with bFGF. These two growth factors are ubiquitously expressed and exhibit a wide spectrum of similiar biological activities with quantitative differences likely due to variation in receptor affinity or binding (7).

$260
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Myocyte enhancer factor 2D (MEF2D) is a member of the MEF2 family of transcription factors. In mammals, there are four MEF2C-related genes (MEF2A, MEF2B, MEF2C, and MEF2D) that encode proteins that exhibit significant amino acid sequence similarity within their DNA binding domains and, to a lesser extent, throughout the rest of the proteins (1). MEF2 proteins contain a highly conserved N-terminal MADS-box domain, an MEF2 domain, and a more highly variable C-terminal transactivation domain (2). The MEF2 family members were originally described as muscle-specific DNA binding proteins that recognize MEF2 motifs found within the promoters of many muscle-specific genes (3,4); however, more recently they have been found to play critical roles in other physiological processes, such as heart formation and nervous system development (5,6). As such, alterations in MEF2 protein levels can result in developmental and neurological disorders, as well as other diseases such as liver fibrosis and many types of cancer (7). Specifically, MEF2D expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with higher levels of proliferation and poor prognosis (8). MEF2D is also overexpressed in clinical colorectal cancer tissues, where its high expression correlates with metastatic process. Functional investigations show that MEF2D promotes cancer cell invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and that it is essential for certain microenvironment signals to induce EMT and metastasis in vivo (9). Alternatively, MEF2D may function as a tumor suppressor in lipo- and leiomyosarcoma, as decreased MEF2D activity results in increased cell proliferation and anchorage-independent growth (10). MEF2D may also act as a tumor suppressor in rhabdomyosarcoma, as loss of MEF2D expression results in inhibition of differentiation, increased cell proliferation, and increased anchorage-independent growth (11).

$260
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Human

Application Methods: Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: MAFB belongs to the musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma (MAF) family of basic leucine-zipper transcription factors (1). In mouse embryo, MAFB expression is first detected at E10.5 (2, 3). Early in development, MAFB drives differentiation of both glucagon-producing α-cells and insulin-producing β-cells in the pancreas, but later plays a more decisive role in the maturation and maintenance of functional α-cells (4, 5). Consistent with MAFB playing a critical role in mature α-cells, MAFB is enriched in α-cells within 2 weeks of birth in the pancreas (6). Glucagon and insulin secretion is tightly regulated, and imbalances in these hormones contribute to metabolic conditions. Therefore, understanding the role of MAFB in α-cell development, maintenance, and physiological function may contribute to developing deeper insights into how these cells contribute to metabolic diseases like diabetes. MAFB also regulates monocyte differentiation, indicating MAFB functions beyond the pancreas (7).

$260
100 µl
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Human, Mouse, Rat

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

Background: The sequence-specific transcription factor activator protein 2β (AP-2β) is required for normal kidney development (1). AP-2β knockout mice die 1-2 days after birth due to polycystic kidney disease (1). Massive apoptosis occured during kidney deveopment at the end of embryogenesis in these mice (1). Overexpressed AP-2β has been to found to suppress c-myc-induced apoptosis, indicating a role of this transcription factor in cell survival (1). In addition, overexpression of AP-2β is shown to be related to impaired insulin signaling in adipocytes, and is therefore proposed to be a candidate gene that may relate to obesity (2).