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Beclin Mouse, Unlabeled, Clone: 20, BD

Mouse Monoclonal Antibody

Manufacturer:  BD Biosciences 612112

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Catalog No. BDB612112


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Description

Description

Autophagy is the bulk degradation of cellular proteins through the autophagosomic-lysosomal pathway. This process is important for normal cell growth, and may be disrupted in tumor cells. Beclin is a Bcl-2 binding protein that is homologous to the yeast autophagy gene, apg6/vps30. The structure of beclin includes a Bcl-2 binding coiled-coil region, and a leucine-rich nuclear export signal (NES). Beclin protein colocalizes with intracytoplasmic organelles and nuclei in normal COS7 and MCF7 cells. However, inhibition of CRM1-dependent nuclear export leads to beclin localization primarily in the nucleus. Mutation of the NES domain of beclin also prevents nuclear export, as well as suppresses beclin-mediated nutrient deprivation-induced autophagy. In addition, these beclin mutants can not inhibit in vitro clonigenicity and in vivo tumorigenicity of MCF7 cells. Beclin interaction with Bcl-2 may be involved with host viral defense, since overexpression of beclin inhibits Sindbis virus replication and expression of beclin lacking the Bcl-2 binding domain has no antiviral effects. Thus, beclin may be an important component of complexes involved in autophagy.

Western Blotting

Specifications

Specifications

Beclin
20
Unconjugated
Affinity Purified
Human Beclin aa. 171-291
50μg
Cell Biology
Primary
Canine, Chicken, Human, Murine, Rat
Western Blot
250μg/mL
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, glycerol, and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
Murine
IgG2a
RUO
Store undiluted at -20°C.
Monoclonal
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