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Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human breast carcinoma using 4E-BP1 (53H11) Rabbit mAb #9644 in the presence of control peptide (left) or 4E-BP1 Blocking Peptide (right).

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Product Description

This peptide is used to block 4E-BP1 (53H11) Rabbit mAb #9644 reactivity in western blot and dot blot protocols.


Quality Control

The quality of the peptide was evaluated by reversed-phase HPLC and by mass spectrometry. The peptide blocks 4E-BP1 (53H11) Rabbit mAb #9644 signal in dot blot.

Product Usage Information

Use as a blocking reagent to evaluate the specificity of antibody reactivity in dot blot protocols.


Storage: Supplied in 20 mM potassium phosphate (pH 7.0), 50 mM NaCl, 0.1 mM EDTA, 1 mg/ml BSA and 5% glycerol. 1% DMSO. Store at –20°C.

Translation repressor protein 4E-BP1 (also known as PHAS-1) inhibits cap-dependent translation by binding to the translation initiation factor eIF4E. Hyperphosphorylation of 4E-BP1 disrupts this interaction and results in activation of cap-dependent translation (1). Both the PI3 kinase/Akt pathway and FRAP/mTOR kinase regulate 4E-BP1 activity (2,3). Multiple 4E-BP1 residues are phosphorylated in vivo (4). While phosphorylation by FRAP/mTOR at Thr37 and Thr46 does not prevent the binding of 4E-BP1 to eIF4E, it is thought to prime 4E-BP1 for subsequent phosphorylation at Ser65 and Thr70 (5).


1.  Pause, A. et al. (1994) Nature 371, 762-7.

2.  Brunn, G.J. et al. (1997) Science 277, 99-101.

3.  Gingras, A.C. et al. (1998) Genes Dev 12, 502-13.

4.  Fadden, P. et al. (1997) J Biol Chem 272, 10240-7.

5.  Gingras, A.C. et al. (1999) Genes Dev 13, 1422-37.


Entrez-Gene Id 1978
Swiss-Prot Acc. Q13541


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4E-BP1 Blocking Peptide