V-Akt Murine Thymoma Viral Oncogene Homolog 1 (AKT1) antibody
Alternatives Western Blotting (WB), Immunofluorescence (IF)
|2 references available|
|Quantity||50 µg (250 µg/ml) (Variants)|
|Price||Product not available in this region.|
|Immunogen||Human Akt1 Recombinant Protein|
|Cross-Reactivity||Dog (Canine), Mouse (Murine), Rat (Rattus)|
Akt [also known as PKB (Protein kinase B) or RAC-PK (Related to the A and C kinases] is a family of serine/threonine kinases that contains a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain. PH domains play important roles in signal transduction. There are three known isoforms of Akt in mammalian cells [Akt1 (alpha), Akt2 (beta) and Akt3 (gamma)], they are thought to be regulated similarly. Akt is activated by insulin and growth factors by a mechanism involving phosphoinositide 3-OH kinase. Phosphoinositide 3-OH kinase products bind to the PH domain, resulting in translocation of Akt to the plasma membrane and activation of Akt to phospho-Akt by upstream kinases. Akt is phosphorylated within the activation loop at threonine 308 and the C-terminus at serine 473. Phospho-Akt promotes cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis. Specifically, phospho-Akt1 has been shown to phosphorylate Bad, a member of the Bcl-2 family that promotes cell death. This phosphorylation results in the inactivation of the proapoptotic function of Bad. The Akt molecule is thus considered to link extracellular survival signals (growth factors) with the apoptotic machinery (Bad). Akt is also a key mediator of the metabolic effects of insulin. Additionally, Akt has been referred to as an oncogene because it has increased activity in a number of tumors. The 55/PKBa/Akt monoclonal antibody recognizes Akt1, regardless of phosphorylation status.
Synonyms: PKBalpha, RAC-PK
1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
2. Please refer to us for technical protocols.
3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
4. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
|Molecular Weight||59 kDa|
Related Products: ABIN968551, ABIN967389
|Synonyms||AKT, PKB, RAC, PRKBA, MGC99656, PKB-ALPHA, RAC-ALPHA, Akt, pkb, xAct, akt-1, v-akt, v-akt1, AKT1, AKT/PKB, D-Akt, DAKT1, DAKT1/PKB, DPKB, DRAC-PK, DRAC-PK66; DRAC-PK85, Dakt, PKB/AKT, PKB/dAKT, RacPK, dAKT/dPKB, dAkt/PKB, l(3)04226, l(3)89Bq, DmelCG4006, CG4006|
|Purification||Purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.|
|Buffer||Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, glycerol.|
|Preservative||0.09% Sodium azide.|
|Storage||Store undiluted at -20° C.|
|Restrictions||For Research Use only|
|Western blot analysis of Akt on HCT-8 cell lysate. Lane 1: 1:500, lane 2: 1:1000, lane 3: 1:2000 dilution of anti-Akt. Immunofluorescent staining of WI-38 cells with anti-Akt antibody.|
Jones, Jakubowicz, Pitossi et al.: "Molecular cloning and identification of a serine/threonine protein kinase of the second-messenger subfamily." in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 88, Issue 10, pp. 4171-5, 1991 (PubMed).
Marte, Downward: "PKB/Akt: connecting phosphoinositide 3-kinase to cell survival and beyond." in: Trends in biochemical sciences, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 355-8, 1997 (PubMed).