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Peptide Competition. Recombinant eIF2Bepsilon treated with lambda phosphatase (1) or GSK-3beta (2-5) were added to background extracts and resolved by SDS-PAGE on a 10% Tris-glycine gel and transferred to PVDF. The membrane was blocked with a 5% BSA-TBST buffer overnight at 4°C, then incubated with the eIF2Bepsilon [pS539] antibody for two hours at room temperature in a 1% BSA-TBST buffer, following prior incubation with: no peptide (1, 2), the non-phosphopeptide corresponding to the phosphopeptide immunogen (3), a generic phosphoserine-containing peptide (4), or the phosphopeptide immunogen (5). After washing, the membrane was incubated with goat F(ab"e;)2 anti-rabbit IgG alkaline phosphatase (Cat. no. ALI4405) and signals were detected using the Tropix WesternStar™ method. The data show that only the peptide corresponding to eIF2Bepsilon [pS539] blocks the antibody signal, demonstrating the specificity of the antibody. The data also show that phosphatase stripping eliminates the signal, verifying that the antibody is phospho-specific. The recombinant eIF2Bepsilon was kindly provided by Dr. Scot R. Kimball, Penn State University.
|Tested species reactivity||Human, Rat|
|Published species reactivity||Tag, Rat, Human, Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||The antiserum was produced against a chemically synthesized phosphopeptide derived from the region of rat eIF2Be that contains serine 535 (corresponding to serine 539 in the human sequence).|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||Dulbecco's PBS, pH 7.3, with 50% glycerol, 1mg/ml BSA|
|Contains||0.05% sodium azide|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||Assay Dependent|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
|Western Blot (WB)||See 5 publications below|
This gene encodes one of five subunits of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B (EIF2B), a GTP exchange factor for eukaryotic initiation factor 2 and an essential regulator for protein synthesis. Mutations in this gene and the genes encoding other EIF2B subunits have been associated with leukoencephalopathy with vanishing white matter.
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|Glycogen synthase kinase-3ß is required for the induction of skeletal muscle atrophy.||Verhees KJ,Schols AM,Kelders MC,Op den Kamp CM,van der Velden JL,Langen RC||American journal of physiology. Cell physiology (301:C995)||2011|
|Human||Not Cited||Nutrient provision increases signalling and protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle after repeated sprints.||Coffey VG,Moore DR,Burd NA,Rerecich T,Stellingwerff T,Garnham AP,Phillips SM,Hawley JA||European journal of applied physiology (111:1473)||2011|
|Rat||1:2000||Ectopic expression of eIF2Bepsilon in rat skeletal muscle rescues the sepsis-induced reduction in guanine nucleotide exchange activity and protein synthesis.||Tuckow AP,Vary TC,Kimball SR,Jefferson LS||American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism (299:E241)||2010|
|Human||Not Cited||Pulmonary artery smooth muscle hypertrophy: roles of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta and p70 ribosomal S6 kinase.||Deng H,Hershenson MB,Lei J,Anyanwu AC,Pinsky DJ,Bentley JK||American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology (298:L793)||2010|
|Rat||Not Cited||Resistance exercise increases muscle protein synthesis and translation of eukaryotic initiation factor 2Bepsilon mRNA in a mammalian target of rapamycin-dependent manner.||Kubica N,Bolster DR,Farrell PA,Kimball SR,Jefferson LS||The Journal of biological chemistry (280:7570)||2005|
CACH; EIF-2B; eIF-2B GDP-GTP exchange factor subunit epsilon; EIF2Bepsilon; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B, subunit 5 epsilon, 82kDa; initiation factor eIF-2Be; LVWM; Translation initiation factor eIF-2B subunit epsilon
CACH; CLE; EIF-2B; EIF2B5; EIF2BE; EIF2Bepsilon; LVWM