AKT1/PKB alpha siRNA Set I(A16-911)
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Description :AKT1/PKB alpha is a pool of three individual synthetic siRNA duplexes designed to knock-down human AKT1/PKB alpha mRNA expression. Each siRNA is 19-25 bases in length.
Specificity :AKT1/PKB alpha siRNAs are designed to specifically knock-down human AKT1/PKB alpha expression.
Formulation :The siRNAs are supplied as a lyophilized powder and shipped at room temperature.
Reconstitution Protocol :Briefly centrifuge the tubes (maximum RCF 4,000g) to collect lyophilized siRNA at the bottom of the tube. Resuspend the siRNA in 50 ul of DEPC-treated water (supplied by researcher), which results in a 1x stock solution (10 uM). Gently pipet the solution 3-5 times to mix and avoid the introduction of bubbles. Optional: aliquot 1x stock solutions for storage.
Storage and Stability :The lyophilized powder is stable for at least 4 weeks at room temperature. It is recommended that the lyophilized and resuspended siRNAs are stored at or below -20oC. After resuspension, siRNA stock solutions ≥2 uM can undergo up to 50 freeze-thaw cycles without significant degradation. For long-term storage, it is recommended that the siRNA is stored at -70oC. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated Handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Format :Lyophilized powder
Gene Aliases :PKB; RAC; PRKBA; MGC99656; RAC-ALPHA
Scientific Background :AKT1/PKB alpha is a serine/threonine kinase that belongs to the AKT family. AKT1 is activated in cells in response to diverse stimuli such as hormones, growth factors and extracellular matrix components and is involved in glucose metabolism, transcription, survival, cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and cell motility (1). AKT1 is frequently overexpressed and active in many types of human cancers including cancers of colon, breast, brain, pancreas and prostate as well as lymphomas and leukemias (2).
1. Coffer, PJ. et al: Protein kinase B (c-Akt): a multifunctional mediator of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activation. Biochem J. 1998 Oct 1; 335 (Pt 1): 1-13.
2. Anderson, KE. et al: Translocation of PDK-1 to the plasma membrane is important in allowing PDK-1 to activate protein kinase B. Curr Biol. 1998 Jun 4;8(12): 684-91.
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Research Areas :AKT/PKB Pathway, Angiogenesis, Apoptosis/Autophagy, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Inflammation, Invasion/Metastasis, Metabolic Disorder, Neurobiology, NfkB Pathway, Ser/Thr Kinases, WNT Signaling, Cancer, Neurobiology, Inflammation, Metabolic Disorder, Cardiovascular Disease, AKT/PKB Pathway, NfkB Pathway, WNT Signaling, Apoptosis/Autophagy, Angiogenesis, Invasion/Metastasis