Western blot of human Jurkat cells treated with calyculin A (100 nM) for 30 min. The blots were untreated (lanes 1 & 3) or treated (lanes 2 & 4) with lambda phosphatase and probed with anti-B-Raf (N-terminus) (lanes 1 & 2) or anti-B-Raf (Ser-446) (lanes 3 & 4).
Anti-B-Raf (N-terminus) Antibody
Bulk Order Anti-B-Raf (N-terminus) Antibody
The Ras-Raf-MAP kinase signaling pathway is involved in control of cell proliferation and differentiation. The Raf kinase family includes A-Raf, B-Raf, and C-Raf. Each family member has three highly conserved regions (CR1-3). The N-terminal CR1 contains the Ras-GTP-binding domain. The CR2 contains a negative regulatory serine residue (C-Raf (S259)/B-Raf(S365)) that may bind 14-3-3 proteins. The CR3 is the catalytic domain that contains phosphorylation sites for Raf-regulating enzymes within two segments, the N-region and the activation segment. Activation of C-Raf involves phosphorylation at many sites including Ser-338, Tyr-341, and multiple catalytic domain sites. In B-Raf, multiple phosphorylation sites have been identified, but their specific roles are uncertain. Phosphorylation of Ser-446 may prime B-Raf for activation, and Ser-446 and/or Ser-447 phosphorylation may be critical for B-Raf biological activity during PC12 differentiation. Ser-579 is required for growth factor activation and kinase activity. Thus, multiple sites of phosphorylation within Rafs may be important for regulation of their activity.
Antigen Affinity Purified
A synthetic peptide (coupled to KLH) corresponding to amino acid residues in the N-terminus of human B-Raf. This sequence has high homology with similar regions in rat and mouse B-Raf, and has low homology to other Raf family members.
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 105 and 95 kDa* bands corresponding to the molecular mass of B-Raf. The doublet observed in Jurkat cells may represent multipe isoforms of the B-Raf, since all bands are blocked specifically with B-Raf (N-terminus) peptide.
Western blots performed on each lot.
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After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.