MA1-27107 detects estrogen receptor alpha from human and rat samples.
MA1-27107 has successfully been used in IHC, IP, and Western blot procedures. Paraffin sections require an antigen retrieval pretreatment with sodium citrate buffer (pH 6.0) prior to staining. Use Samboni's fixative for optimal staining results. Positive control of Breast carcinoma suggested.
The MA1-27107 immunogen is recombinant human estrogen receptor alpha.
Estrogen Receptors (ER) are members of the steroid/thyroid hormone receptor superfamily of nuclear receptors. The estrogen receptor is a ligand-activated transcription factor, that when bound to estrogen hormone, induces a conformational change that allows dimerization and binding to estrogen response elements (ERE) in DNA. When bound to EREs, ER can positively or negatively regulate gene transcription through the recruitment of coactivator or corepressor proteins. There are two different forms of the estrogen receptor, alpha and beta, encoded by separate genes (ESR1 and ESR2, respectively). Due to alternative RNA splicing, at least 4 estrogen receptor-alpha isoforms are known to exist (Isoform 1 (66 kDa), Isoform 2 (53 kDa), Isoform 3 (47 kDa), Isoform 4 (35 kDa)). Estrogen receptors are widely expressed in different tissue types and are essential for sexual development and reproductive function. They also play a role in other tissues such as bone. Estrogen receptors are involved in pathological processes including breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and osteoporosis.
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Protein Aliases: ER; ER Alpha; ER-alpha; ESR1; Estradiol receptor; estrogen nuclear receptor alpha; Estrogen receptor; estrogen receptor 1 (alpha); estrogen receptor alpha c-terminus splice variant 1-2; estrogen receptor alpha E1-E2-1-2; estrogen receptor alpha E1-N2-E2-1-2; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, CTERP-1; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, ERalphaDup5; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, ERalphai45a; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, ERalphai45bL; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, ERalphai45bS; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, ERalphai45c; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, ERalphai56; estrogen receptor alpha splice variant, ERalphai67; estrogen receptor alpha variant delta 4; estrogen receptor protein; Nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group A member 1
Gene Aliases: ER; ER-alpha; Era; ESR; ESR1; ESRA; Estr; ESTRR; NR3A1; RNESTROR