Rabbit anti FarnesylCatalog number: X1165P
Protein isoprenylation is a post-translational modification that affects about 0.5% of cellular proteins and is essential for the biological activity of proteins. Two enzymes catalyze the attachment of two prenyl groups to the sulfhydryl group of carboxyl-terminal cysteine groups. Proteins which are prenylated by these enzymes have a distinct motif at the C-terminal of the protein, C-A1-A2-X (C = Cysteine, A1 & A2 = aliphatic amino acids). The two enzymes involved in this transfer are farnesyltransferase and geranylgeranyltransferase. These transfer a 15 carbon farnesyl or a 20 carbon geranygeranyl, respectively, from a prenyl-pyrophosphate to the protein. Examples of proteins containing this C-A-A-X motif are members of the Ras small G protein family, the nuclear lamins and the gamma subunit of trimeric G proteins. Prenylation of proteins is necessary for membrane association of proteins as well as protein-protein interactions and the nature of the linked isoprenyl group can influence the protein interactions, such as the interaction between G proteins and receptors.
Rabbit immunized with farnesyl cysteine conjugated to KLH.
Product Form: Unconjugated
Formulation: Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide
Purification Method: Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation
Concentration: See vial for concentration
Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions.
Functional Analysis: Western Blotting
Product should be stored at -20°C. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Product Stability: See expiration date on vial
Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature, freeze upon arrival
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. It may contain hazardous ingredients. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional information and proper handling procedures. Dispose product remainders according to local regulations.This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but Exalpha Biologicals accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.
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Database Name: SwissProt
Accession Number: P14324
Species Accession: Human
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|Figure 1. Immunofluorescence assay using anti-Farnesyl antibody on plasmids encoding isoprenylated protein and visualized using FITCconjugated goat anti-rabbit antibody.|
Figure 1. Immunofluorescence assay using anti-Farnesyl antibody on plasmids encoding isoprenylated protein and visualized using FITCconjugated goat anti-rabbit antibody.