Technical Data
AGO1 (Protein Argonaute-1, hAgo1, Argonaute1, Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 2C 1, eIF-2C 1, eIF2C 1, Putative RNA-binding Protein Q99, EIF2C1)
Ago1 belongs to the argonaute family and contains 1 PAZ and 1 Piwi domain. It is required for G1 arrest and mating in response to nitrogen starvation. It is also known as a cell cycle control protein through its regulation of cytokinesis and its related cell cycle checkpoints, which occur downstream of dcr1. It is required, indirectly, for regulated hyperphosphorylation of cdc2. Ago 1 also has a role in the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway, which is important for heterochromatin formation and accurate chromosome segregation. It has been shown to be non-essential for siRNA-directed target RNA cleavage, but is needed for the production of mature miRNA that affects miRNA-directed RNA cleavage.

Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Western Blot: 0.1ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Positive Control:
HeLa cell lysate

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
MabIgG2a,k13A152Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Recombinant corresponding to human AGO1 fused to GST-tag.
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in 0.1M Tris-glycine, pH 7.4, 150mM sodium chloride, 0.05% sodium azide.
Recognizes human AGO1at ~97kD. Does not react with Ago2, Ago3 or Ago4.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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