Western blot analysis of extracts from 293 cells, treated overnight with ammonium iron(III) citrate (FAC; 50 μM) or with deferoxamine mesylate (DFO; 50 μM), using IRP2 (D6E6W) Rabbit mAb.
Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and less than 0.02% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v BSA, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
From sample preparation to detection, the reagents you need for your Western Blot are now in one convenient kit: #12957 Western Blotting Application Solutions Kit
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised June 2020
Protocol Id: 10
IRP2 (D6E6W) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total IRP2 protein. It does not recognize human IRP1.
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Pro731 of human IRP2 protein.
Iron regulatory proteins (IRPs; also known as IREBs) are RNA-binding proteins that recognize iron-responsive elements (IREs) and play an important role in maintaining iron homeostasis in mammalian cells. IREs are conserved cis-regulatory hairpin structures located within the 5’ or 3’ untranslated regions (UTRs) of target mRNAs. IRPs inhibit translation when bound to IREs within the 5’ UTR of mRNA encoding for proteins involved in iron storage, export, and utilization. IRP binding to multiple IREs within the 3’ UTR of transferin receptor 1 (TFR1) mRNA prevents its degradation, thereby augmenting translation of TFR1 and increasing iron uptake into cells (1-3). Dysregulation of IRPs has been associated with human cancers (4-6).
In iron replete cells, FBXL5 targets IRP2 for degradation. Under iron deficiency and/or hypoxic conditions, FBXL5 is destabilized, resulting in IRP2 accumulation and interaction with IRE-containing mRNA (7).
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