Alternative names for DNAH9 antibody
Dynein heavy chain 9, DNAH17L, DNAL1, KIAA0357, Axonemal beta dynein heavy chain 9, Ciliary dynein heavy chain 9
Enzyme Immunoassay (E), Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence (ICC/IF), Western blot / Immunoblot (WB), Paraffin Sections (P)
Background of DNAH9 antibody
Eukaryotic cells rely on actin and microtubule-based protein "motors" to generate intracellular movements (3). These protein "motors" contain specialized domains that hydrolyze ATP to produce force and movement along a cytoskeletal polymer (actin in the case of myosin family and microtubules in the case of the kinesin family and dyneins). Dynein has been implicated in cytoplasmic motile functions, including chromosomal movement, retrograde organelle and axonal transport, the endocytic pathway, and the organization of the Golgi apparatus. In all cell types, dynein has the same basic structures and is composed of two or three distinct heavy chains (~450 kD), three intermediate chains (70-125 kD), and at least four light chains (15-25 kD) (4).