Beclin 1, Autophagy Related (BECN1) (Gln196) Peptide

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Protein Name
Protein Region
Gln196
Source
Synthetic
Antibody Type Synthetic
Application
Blocking Peptide (BP)
Pubmed 6 references available
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Immunogen Synthetic peptide
Specificity The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP1818a was selected from the Q196 region of human Autophagy BECN1. A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.
Alternative Name BECN1
Background Macroautophagy is the major inducible pathway for the general turnover of cytoplasmic constituents in eukaryotic cells, it is also responsible for the degradation of active cytoplasmic enzymes and organelles during nutrient starvation. Macroautophagy involves the formation of double-membrane bound autophagosomes which enclose the cytoplasmic constituent targeted for degradation in a membrane bound structure, which then fuse with the lysosome (or vacuole) releasing a single-membrane bound autophagic bodies which are then degraded within the lysosome (or vacuole). Beclin 1 plays a role in two fundamentally important cell biological pathways: autophagy and apoptosis. Beclin 1 is thought to function as a VPS and autophagy protein as part of a complex with Class III PI3 kinase, Vps34.
Restrictions For Research Use only
Storage 4
Storage Comment Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles
Expiry Date 6 months
Background publications Greenberg: "Degrade or die: a dual function for autophagy in the plant immune response." in: Developmental cell, Vol. 8, Issue 6, pp. 799-801, 2005 (PubMed).

Baehrecke: "Autophagy: dual roles in life and death?" in: Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 505-10, 2005 (PubMed).

Lum, DeBerardinis, Thompson: "Autophagy in metazoans: cell survival in the land of plenty." in: Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 439-48, 2005 (PubMed).

Levine: "Eating oneself and uninvited guests: autophagy-related pathways in cellular defense." in: Cell, Vol. 120, Issue 2, pp. 159-62, 2005 (PubMed).

Shintani, Klionsky: "Autophagy in health and disease: a double-edged sword." in: Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 306, Issue 5698, pp. 990-5, 2004 (PubMed).

Liang, Kleeman, Jiang et al.: "Protection against fatal Sindbis virus encephalitis by beclin, a novel Bcl-2-interacting protein." in: Journal of virology, Vol. 72, Issue 11, pp. 8586-96, 1998 (PubMed).

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