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You are here:Home » Antibodies » Abs to Protein Kinases » Anti -ASK1 (Apoptosis Signal-regulating Kinase 1, ASK-1, Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase 5, MAP3K5, MAPKKK5, MAPK/ERK Kinase Kinase 5, MEK Kinase 5, MEKK 5, MEKK5)

Anti -ASK1 (Apoptosis Signal-regulating Kinase 1, ASK-1, Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase
Kinase Kinase 5, MAP3K5, MAPKKK5, MAPK/ERK Kinase Kinase 5, MEK Kinase 5, MEKK 5, MEKK5)

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Specifications

Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Rabbit Serum B IP IH
Ask1 (apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1), a serine/threonine kinase, is a member of the MAPKKK family that constitutes the JNK and p38 (MAPK) cascades. Members of this family are activated by physiological and cytotoxic stresses and induce various stress responses including apoptosis (reviewed in Sekine et al. 2006). Specifically, Ask1-MAPK cascades have been shown to be involved in endoplasmic reticululum (ER) stress-induced apoptosis and in neuronal cell death. Studies suggest that ER stress-induced apoptosis plays critical roles in the pathogenesis in some neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, polyglutamine (polyQ), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Prion diseases. Studies using using cultured mammalian cells suggest that Ask1 may play a role as a proapoptotic signaling intermediate in the pathogenesis of these and other neurodegenerative diseases that involve ER stress-induced apoptosis. However, the regulation and function of Ask1 in neuronal cell death remains to be fully elucidated. In addition to playing a role in ER stress-induced apoptosis, Ask1 is also thought to be important in cytokine-induced apoptosis, and may also have functions other than apoptosis including roles in cell survival and differentiation. Structurally, human Ask1 has a serine/threonine kinase domain in the middle of the molecule. The kinase domain is evolutionarily conserved from nematode to human. A threonine residue with the activation loop of the kinases domain (Thr838 of human Ask1) is essential for Ask1 activation. There are two coiled-coil domains, one in the N-terminal and the other in the C-terminal domain. The coiled-coil domain in the C-terminal domain has been shown to be required for homo-oligomerzation.
Catalog #A3794-05B
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Western Blot, Immunohistochemistry and Immunoprecipitation. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionWestern Blot: 1:1000-1:2000
Immunohistochemistry (formalin fixed paraffin embedded): 1:1000-1:5000
Immunoprecipitation: 1:50-1:200
Immunohistochemistry: Frozen
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Positive ControlSpleen, lymphoid, many cancer cell lines
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Clone TypePolyclonal
IsotypeIgG
HostRabbit
SourceHuman
ConcentrationNot determined.
FormSupplied as a liquid, 0.05% sodium azide.
PuritySerum
ImmunogenSynthetic peptide corresponding to aa1198-1216(CHEEQPSNQTVRRPQAVIED) of human Ask1; (GenBank no. NP_005914.1). Human Ask1 is a 1374aa protein.
SpecificityRecognizes human ASK1.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate namesEC=2.7.11.25


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