|Western Blot (WB)||1-2 ug/ml|
|Tested Species reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||A 14 amino acid peptide from near the center of human BICD2.|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Contains||0.02% sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 3 months. For long term storage store at -20°C|
A suggested positive control is A549 cell lysate.
PA5-20560 can be used with blocking peptide PEP-0680.
BICD2 is the second human homolog discovered to the Drosophila Bicaudal-D protein that forms part of the cytoskeleton and mediates the correct sorting of mRNAs for oocyte- and axis-determining factors during oogenesis. Similar to the highly homologous protein BICD1, BICD2 can bind to dynein-dynactin complex, primarily through the dynamitin subunit of dynactin. The C-terminus of BICD2 targets the protein to the Golgi complex while the N-terminal domain of BICD2 co-immunoprecipitates with cytoplasmic dynein, suggesting BICD2 plays a role in the dynein-dynactin interaction on the surface of membranous organelles. Mice engineered to overexpress the BICD2 amino terminal domain in neurons developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-like features such as Golgi fragmentation, neurofilament swelling in proximal axons, etc., suggesting that impaired dynein/dynactin function may explain some of the pathological features observed in ALS patients.
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Protein Aliases: Bic-D 2; bicaudal D homolog 2; bicaudal D protein; coiled-coil protein BICD2; cytoskeleton-like bicaudal D protein homolog 2; homolog of Drosophila bicaudal D; Protein bicaudal D homolog 2; RP11-476B13.3, bA526D8.1
Gene Aliases: bA526D8.1; BICD2; KIAA0699; SMALED2
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