Western blot analysis of 250 ng/lane of a1-Tubulin unphosphorylated (lanes 1, 3, & 5) or phosphorylated at Ser-165 with PKCα (lanes 2, 4, & 6). The blots were probed with anti-α6-Tubulin (a.a. 160-169) (TP4281; lanes 1 & 2), anti-α6-Tubulin (Ser-165) (TP4131; lanes 3 & 4), and anti-α-Tubulin (C-terminus) (TM4111; lanes 5 & 6).
Anti-α6-Tubulin (central region) Antibody
Bulk Order Anti-α6-Tubulin (central region) Antibody
α6-Tubulin (central region)
Microtubules (MTs) are cytoskeletal elements that play an essential role in cell division and cytoplasmic organization. MTs are dynamic polymers of a/β-Tubulin heterodimers. At least two populations of MTs, called dynamic and stable according to their rates of turnover, are readily distinguishable in cells. The proteins associated with MTs (MAPs) are among the best-known factors that regulate MT dynamics and stability. In addition, a variety of different post-translational modifications may also regulate MT dynamics and stability. Phosphorylation is one of these modifications and it can occur on serine, threonine, and tyrosine residues in α- and β-Tubulin isoforms. Multiple kinases can phosphorylate Ser-444 at the C-terminus of βIII-Tubulin in vitro, and unphosphorylated Ser-444 may be an early marker for cells of neuronal lineage. Cdk1 can phosphorylate Ser-172 in β-Tubulin during mitosis and this may impair tubulin incorporation into microtubules. In α-tubulin, PKC can phosphorylate Ser-165 leading to increased cell motility in human breast cells.
Antigen Affinity Purified
α6-Tubulin synthetic peptide (coupled to KLH) corresponds to amino acid residues from the central region of human α6-Tubulin. This sequence is well conserved in most α-tubulin isoforms from most eukaryotic species, but is not conserved in β-Tubulin.
Chicken, Frog, 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 50 kDa* protein corresponding to the molecular mass of α-Tubulin on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of human smooth muscle cells (A7r5) and mouse brain, as well as human recombinant a1-tubulin.
Western blots performed on each lot.
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After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.