Western blot analysis of rat PC12 cells treated with pervanadate (1 mM) for 30 min (lanes 1, 3, & 5) then the blot was treated with alkaline phosphatase (lanes 2, 4, & 6). The blot was probed with anti-α-Catenin monoclonal (lanes 1 & 2), anti-α1-Catenin (Tyr-148) phospho-specific (lanes 3 & 4), or anti-α1-Catenin (a.a. 143-153) (lanes 5 & 6).
Anti-α1-Catenin (N-terminal region) Antibody
Bulk Order Anti-α1-Catenin (N-terminal region) Antibody
α1-Catenin (N-terminal region)
α-catenins are cadherin interacting proteins with homology to vinculin. Three α-catenin genes have been described including α1-catenin (αE-Catenin), α2-catenin (αN-catenin), and α3-catenin (αT-catenin). α1-catenin has 81% homology with α2-catenin and 60% homology with α3-catenin. These α-catenin isoforms may have similar roles since each binds cadherins. However, their expression patterns are both overlapping and distinct. α1-catenin was identified in epithelial cells, and is expressed in various cell types. α2-catenin is enriched in the nervous system, and α3-catenin is expressed highest in testis and heart. Phosphorylation may regulate the activity of α1-catenin, since tyrosine phosphorylation of Tyr-148 occurs during intercellular adhesion. This site is dephosphorylated by SHP2, which inhibits α1-catenin binding to β-catenin and translocation to the plasma membrane. Phosphorylation of α1-catenin at Tyr-148 may be important for inhibition of cell transformation, and dephosphorylation of this site may be important during SHP2-mediated cell transformation.
Antigen Affinity Purified
α1-Catenin synthetic peptide (coupled to KLH) corresponding to amino acid residues from the N-terminal region of human α1-Catenin. This peptide sequence is highly conserved in rat and mouse α1-Catenin, and has some homology to α2-Catenin or α3-Catenin.
Chicken, Human, Mouse, Rat
Storage at -20°C is recommended, as aliquots may be taken without freeze/thawing due to presence of 50% glycerol. Stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.
PBS + 1 mg/ml BSA, 0.05% NaN3 and 50% glycerol
The antibody detects a 102 kDa* protein corresponding to the molecular mass of α1-Catenin on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of rat PC12 and mouse SYF cells.
Western blots performed on each lot.
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After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.