Western blot analysis of extracts from 293T and Colo205 cells (high expression), and A549 and SNB19 cells (low expression), using XPA (D9U5U) Rabbit mAb (upper) and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower).Learn more about how we get our images.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v nonfat dry milk, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody datasheet or product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
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 November 2013
Reprobing of an existing membrane is a convenient means to immunoblot for multiple proteins independently when only a limited amount of sample is available. It should be noted that for the best possible results a fresh blot is always recommended. Reprobing can be a valuable method but with each reprobing of a blot there is potential for increased background signal. Additionally, it is recommended that you verify the removal of the first antibody complex prior to reprobing so that signal attributed to binding of the new antibody is not leftover signal from the first immunoblotting experiment. This can be done by re-exposing the blot to ECL reagents and making sure there is no signal prior to adding the next primary antibody.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalently purified water.
posted June 2005
revised June 2016
Protocol Id: 263
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.
XPA (D9U5U) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total XPA protein.
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Arg158 of human XPA protein.
Nucleotide excision repair (NER) is a process by which cells identify and repair DNA lesions that result from chemical and radiation exposure (1). The DNA binding protein XPA is an essential part of a pre-incision complex that forms at sites of damage, and is necessary for the initiation of nucleotide excision repair (2). XPA is one of eight NER proteins (XPA-G, XPV) encoded by genes that are defective in cases of xeroderma pigmentosum, a disorder characterized by sensitivity to sunlight, predisposition to exposed tissue cancers, and neurological defects in some patients (3). Activation of XPA follows phosphorylation at Ser196 and results in increased NER activity. Phosphorylation of XPA at Ser196 is induced by UV exposure in an ATR-dependant fashion (4) and promotes nuclear accumulation of XPA (5). Research studies suggest that XPA may be a direct substrate of the serine/threonine kinase ATR (4) and that NER activity may be negatively regulated through dephosphorylation of Ser196 by the phosphatase WIP1 (6).
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