Technical Data
RANK (Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Superfamily Member 11A, Osteoclast Differentiation Factor Receptor, ODFR, Receptor Activator of NF-KB, CD265, TNFRSF11A)
Receptor activator of NF-kB (RANK) is a recently cloned member of the TNFR superfamily with no significant homology to other members of this family. RANK ligand (RANKL/TRANCE/ OPGL) binds to RANK on dendritic cells, upregulates the expression of anti-apoptotic protein BcL-XL suggesting a role in dendritic cell survival. The cytoplasmic domain of RANK interacts with TRAF2, TRAF5 and TRAF6. Overexpression of RANK activates NF-kB and c-Jun-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway. Recent studies have shown that RANK interaction with TRAF6 activates NF-kB, whereas JNK activation is mediated through binding of RANK to TRAF2.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1-3ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Positive Control:
RAW 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 at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
PabIgGAffinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Synthetic peptide corresponding to aa603-613 of human RANK. (Genbank accession number: NP_003830.)
Purified by Protein G affinity Chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% sodium azide.
Recognizes human RANK. Species Crossreactivity: mouse.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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