Product Description for Beclin 1 Pack
Product is tested for Paraffin Sections, Western blot / Immunoblot.
Properties for Beclin 1 Pack
|Product Category||Primary Antibodies|
|Reactivity||Hu, Ms, Rt|
|Shipping to||Not USA/Canada|
|PDF datasheet||View Datasheet|
|Manufacturer||Novus Biologicals Inc.|
|Add. information||1 vial each of: NB500-249SS, NB500-266SS and NB110-87318SS.
Research Areas: Cancer
|Application||Immunohistochemistry-Paraffin, Western Blot, Mainly western blot and immunohistochemistry on paraffin sections. However, additional applications may be possible for individual products.|
|Background||Beclin 1 is the first identified mammalian gene to mediate autophagy and also has tumor suppressor and antiviral function. Autophagy, a process of bulk protein degradation through an autophagosomic-lysosomal pathway, is important for differentiation, survival during nutrient deprivation, and normal growth control, and is often defective in tumor cells. Beclin 1 was originally isolated in a yeast two hybrid screen to identify Bcl-2-binding partners and maps to a tumor susceptibility locus on human chromosome 17q21 that is frequently monoallelically deleted in human breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Beclin 1 encodes an evolutionarily conserved 60 kDa coiled coil protein that is expressed in human muscle, epithelial cells and neurons. In gene transfer studies, beclin 1 promotes nutrient deprivation-induced autophagy, inhibits mammary tumorigenesis, and inhibits viral replication. Expression of the Beclin 1 protein is frequently decreased in malignant breast epithelial cells. Based upon these observations, it is speculated that beclin 1 may work through induction of autophagy to negatively regulate tumorigenesis and to control viral infections. Beclin 1 may also play a role in other biological processes in which autophagy is important such as cell differentiation and nutritional stress responses.|
|Storage||Store at 4C short term. Aliquot and store at -20C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.|