Product Type: Antibody
Descritpion: Alpha actinins belong to the spectrin gene superfamily which represents a diverse group of cytoskeletal proteins, including the alpha and beta spectrins and dystrophins. Alpha actinin is an actin-binding protein with multiple roles in different cell types. In nonmuscle cells, the cytoskeletal isoform is found along microfilament bundles and adherens-type junctions, where it is involved in binding actin to the membrane. In contrast, skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle isoforms are localized to the Z-disc and analogous dense bodies, where they help anchor the myofibrillar actin filaments. This gene encodes a nonmuscle, alpha actinin isoform which is concentrated in the cytoplasm, and thought to be involved in metastatic processes.
Research Areas: Cancer, Metabolism, Signal transduction
Recommended Dilutions: WB 1:500-1:2000, IHC 1:50-1:200
Size: 200 uL
Gene Accession: BC005033
Immunogen: Recombinant protein of human ACTN4
Formulation: PBS with 0.05% sodium azide, 50% glycerol, PH7.3
Purification: Affinity purification
Calculated MW: 105kDa
Tissue Specificity/Positive Control: Widely expressed.
Cellular Localization: Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Localized in cytoplasmic mRNP granules containing untranslated mRNAs. Colocalizes with actin stress fibers. Nuclear translocation can be induced by the PI3 kinase inhibitor wortmannin or by cytochalasin D. Exclusively localized in the nucleus in a limited number of cell lines.
Storage: Store at -20C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.