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Rb-C Fusion Protein
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Rb-C Fusion Protein #6022

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Supporting Data

MW (kDa) 76

Application Key:

  • W-Western
  • IP-Immunoprecipitation
  • IHC-Immunohistochemistry
  • ChIP-Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • IF-Immunofluorescence
  • F-Flow Cytometry
  • E-P-ELISA-Peptide

Species Cross-Reactivity Key:

  • H-Human
  • M-Mouse
  • R-Rat
  • Hm-Hamster
  • Mk-Monkey
  • Mi-Mink
  • C-Chicken
  • Dm-D. melanogaster
  • X-Xenopus
  • Z-Zebrafish
  • B-Bovine
  • Dg-Dog
  • Pg-Pig
  • Sc-S. cerevisiae
  • Ce-C. elegans
  • Hr-Horse
  • All-All Species Expected

Product Description

Rb-C (retinoblastoma protein C-terminus) Fusion Protein serves as a useful substrate for various cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK's) (8,9,11). It is expressed as a recombinant protein fusion of Rb residues 701-928 and maltose binding protein. The phosphorylation sites present in this C-terminal portion of Rb include Ser780 (8), Ser795 (9) and Ser807/811 (11).

Molecular Formula:

Apparent Molecular Weight: 68 kDa

Product Usage Information

Rb-C Fusion Protein at a concentration of 2 µg/20 µl reaction can be phosphorylated using cdc2 Protein Kinase (NEB #P6020) in an in vitro kinase assay with 1X Kinase Buffer #9802 and 200 µM ATP #9804. After 30 minutes at 30ºC, phosphorylation can be detected by Western blot with Phospho-Rb (Ser795) Antibody #9301.

Quality Control

The purified protein was resolved on two identical SDS-polyacrylamide gels. One was stained with Coomassie brilliant blue and the other was blotted to PVDF membrane and the protein band detected using Rb antibody. Greater than 95% of the observable protein was identified as the Rb-C Fusion Protein by apparent molecular weight (68 kDa), and only one band was identified by immunoblotting.

Source / Purification

Recombinant protein fusion of Rb residues 701-928 and maltose binding protein. Purified by the pMAL Protein Purification System (New England Biolabs #E8000S).


The retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein Rb regulates cell proliferation by controlling progression through the restriction point within the G1-phase of the cell cycle (1). Rb has three functionally distinct binding domains and interacts with critical regulatory proteins including the E2F family of transcription factors, c-Abl tyrosine kinase, and proteins with a conserved LXCXE motif (2-4). Cell cycle-dependent phosphorylation by a CDK inhibits Rb target binding and allows cell cycle progression (5). Rb inactivation and subsequent cell cycle progression likely requires an initial phosphorylation by cyclin D-CDK4/6 followed by cyclin E-CDK2 phosphorylation (6). Specificity of different CDK/cyclin complexes has been observed in vitro (6-8) and cyclin D1 is required for Ser780 phosphorylation in vivo (9).

  1. Sherr, C.J. (1996) Science 274, 1672-7.
  2. Nevins, J.R. (1992) Science 258, 424-9.
  3. Welch, P.J. and Wang, J.Y. (1993) Cell 75, 779-90.
  4. Hu, Q.J. et al. (1990) EMBO J 9, 1147-55.
  5. Knudsen, E.S. and Wang, J.Y. (1997) Mol Cell Biol 17, 5771-83.
  6. Lundberg, A.S. and Weinberg, R.A. (1998) Mol Cell Biol 18, 753-61.
  7. Connell-Crowley, L. et al. (1997) Mol Biol Cell 8, 287-301.
  8. Kitagawa, M. et al. (1996) EMBO J 15, 7060-9.
  9. Geng, Y. et al. (2001) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98, 194-9.

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