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Anti -Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 3A (eIF3A)


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Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Rabbit Affinity Purified B IP IF
Translation initiation requires a set of factors to facilitate the association of the 40S ribosomal subunit with mRNA. The eIF4F complex, consisting of eIF4E, eIF4A and eIF4G, binds to the 5' cap structure of mRNA (1). eIF4F and eIF4B unwind the secondary structure of mRNA at its 5' untranslated region (1). The 40S ribosomal subunit, along with some initiation factors including eIF3, then binds to the 5' mRNA cap and searches along the mRNA for the initiation codon (1). eIF3 is a large translation initiation complex with 10 to 13 different subunits (1). eIF3a, eIF3b, eIF3c, eIF3e, eIF3f and eIF3h are the core subunits critical for the function of this complex (1). eIF3 physically interacts with eIF4G, which may be responsible for the association of the 40S ribosomal subunit with mRNA (1). eIF3 also stabilizes the binding of Met-tRNAf.eIF2.GTP to the 40S ribosomal subunit (2) and helps keep the integrity of the resulting complex upon addition of the 60S ribosomal subunit (2). Studies showed that mTOR interacts with eIF3 directly (3,4). When cells are stimulated by hormones or mitogenic signals, mTOR binds to the eIF3 complex and phosphorylates S6K1 (3). This process results in the dissociation of S6K1 from eIF3 and S6K1 activation (3). The activated S6K1 then phosphorylates its downstream targets including ribosomal protein S6 and eIF4B resulting in stimulation of translation (3). Further findings demonstrated that activated mTOR signaling induces the association of eIF3 with eIF4G upon stimulation with insulin (3).
Catalog #E8949-37
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Immunofluorescence, Western Blot and Immunoprecipitation. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionWestern blotting: 1:1000
Immunoprecipitation: 1:50
Immunofluorescence: 1:50
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityFor long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Clone TypePolyclonal
FormSupplied as a liquid in 10mM sodium HEPES, pH 7.5, 150mM sodium chloride, 100ug/ml BSA, 50% glycerol.
PurityPurified by peptide affinity chromatography.
ImmunogenSynthetic peptide (KLH-coupled) derived from a sequence of human eIF3A.
SpecificityDetects endogenous levels of total eIF3A protein.
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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