This antibody is predicted to react with mouse based on sequence homology.
Intact IgG appears on a non-reducing gel as ~150 kDa band and upon reduction generating a ~25 kDa light chain band and a ~50 kDa heavy chain.
Recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibodies are unique offerings from Thermo Fisher Scientific. They are comprised of a selection of multiple different recombinant monoclonal antibodies, providing the best of both worlds – the sensitivity of polyclonal antibodies with the specificity of monoclonal antibodies - all delivered with the consistency only found in a recombinant antibody. While functionally the same as a polyclonal antibody – recognizing multiple epitope sites on the target and producing higher detection sensitivity for low abundance targets – a recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibody has a known mixture of light and heavy chains. The exact population can be produced in every lot, circumventing the biological variability typically associated with polyclonal antibody production.
Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) is a 125 kDa non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase that acts as a substrate for Src and is a key element of integrin signaling. FAK plays an important role in cell spreading, differentiation, migration, cell death, and acceleration of the G1 to S phase transition of the cell cycle. Tyrosine 397 is the autophosphorylation site of FAK, and involved in its initial activation. This phosphorylated site binds Src family SH2 domains and the p85 subunit of PI3-Kinase, and activates cell migration and invasion. FAK has a central catalytic domain and a C-terminal tail that localizes it to focal adhesions, which are sites where cells attach to the extracellular matrix via surface integrin receptors. Increased FAK tyrosine phosphorylation occurs upon integrin engagement with fibronectin. Adhesion of murine NIH3T3 fibroblasts to fibronectin promotes association of the Grb2 adapter protein and c-Src PTK with FAK in vivo, and also results in activation of the ERK2 MAP kinase. In v-Src-transformed NIH3T3, the association of v-Src, Grb2, and Sos with FAK is independent of cell adhesion to fibronectin. In vitro the Grb2 SH2 domain binds directly to tyrosine-phosphorylated FAK, and the binding site has been identified as Tyr925 by site directed mutagenesis. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for the FAK gene, but the full-length natures of only three of them have been determined.
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Protein Aliases: FADK 1; FAK-related non-kinase polypeptide; Focal Adhesion Kinase; Focal adhesion kinase 1; focal adhesion kinase isoform FAK-Del33; Focal adhesion kinase-related nonkinase; FRNK; p125FAK; pp125FAK; PPP1R71; Protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 71; protein phosphatase 1, regulatory subunit 71; Protein-tyrosine kinase 2; PTK2 protein tyrosine kinase 2
Gene Aliases: FADK; FAK; FAK1; FRNK; p125FAK; pp125FAK; PPP1R71; PTK2
UniProt ID: (Human) Q05397
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 5747