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Description :Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody
Specificity :Recognizes the BRAF protein
Cited Applications :WB, ELISA
Cross Reactivity :Human, Mouse and Rat
Host / Isotype / Clone# :Rabbit, IgG
Immunogen :BRAF antibody was raised against an 18 amino acid synthetic peptide near the center of human BRAF
Formulation :PBS + 0.02% sodium azide.
Purification :Affinity chromatography
Stability :Store at 4oC (add 0.1% NaN3) for several months, and at -20oC for longer periods. For optimal storage, aliquot target into smaller quantities after centrifugation and store at recommended temperature. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Sample Data :Western blot analysis of B-raf in human brain tissue lysate with BRAF antibody at (A) 1 and (B) 2 ug/ml.
Scientific Background :BRAF is a member of the RAF family that is activated by members of the Ras family upon growth factor-induced stimulation. Active Ras can induce heterodimerization of cRaf and BRAF and this may explain the observed cooperativity of cRaf and BRaf in cells responding to growth factor signals (1). Activating mutations in the BRAF gene are present in a large percentage of human malignant melanomas and in a proportion of colon cancers. The vast majority of these mutations result in a valine to glutamic acid change at residue 599 within the activation segment of B-RAF (2).
1. Weber, C K. et al: Active Ras induces heterodimerization of cRaf and BRaf. Cancer Res. 2001 May 1;61(9):3595-8.
2. Mercer, K E. et al: Raf proteins and cancer: B-Raf is identified as a mutational target. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2003 Jun 5;1653(1):25-40.
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Research Areas :Angiogenesis, Apoptosis/Autophagy, Cancer, ERK/MAPK Pathway, JAK/STAT Pathway, Ser/Thr Kinases, Cancer, ERK/MAPK Pathway, JAK/STAT Pathway, Apoptosis/Autophagy, Angiogenesis, Ser/Thr Kinases