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Anti -Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4B (eIF4B)

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Specifications

Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Rabbit Affinity Purified B
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4B (eIF4B) is thought to assist the eIF4F complex in translation initiation; in plants, eIF4B is known to interact with the poly-(A) binding protein increasing its poly-(A) binding activity. Heat shock and serum starvation cause dephosphorylation of eIF4B at multiple sites with kinetics similar to those of the corresponding inhibition of translation, while phosphorylation of eIF4B following insulin treatment correlates well with an observed increase in translation. Multiple kinases, including p70 S6 kinase, can phosphorylate eIF4B in vitro, and at least one serum-inducible eIF4B phosphorylation site is sensitive to rapamycin and LY294002.
Catalog #E8949
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionsWestern Blot: 1:1000
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
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 in 10mM sodium HEPES, pH 7.5, 150mM sodium chloride, 0.1mg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol.
PurityPurified by Protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
ImmunogenSynthetic peptide corresponding to residues at the amino terminus of human eIF4B.
SpecificityRecognizes endogenous levels of human eIF4B independent of phosphorylation at ~80kD. Species Crossreactivity: mouse, rat and monkey.
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.


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