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Western blot analysis was performed on membrane extracts (30 µglysate) of T98G (Lane 1), and RSC96 (Lane 2). The blots were probed with Rabbit Anti-Nicastrin Polyclonal Antibody (Product # PA1-758, 2 µg/ml) and detected by chemiluminescence using Goat anti-Rabbit IgG (H+L) Superclonal™ Secondary Antibody, HRP conjugate (Product # A27036, 0.25 µg/ml, 1:4000 dilution). A 120 kDa band corresponding to immature Nicastrin was observed across the cell lines tested. In addition, a 140 kDa band corresponding to mature, glycosylated Nicastrin was observed in RSC96. Known quantity of protein samples were electrophoresed using Novex® NuPAGE® 4-12 % Bis-Tris gel (Product # NP0321BOX), XCell SureLock™ Electrophoresis System (Product # EI0002) and Novex® Sharp Pre-Stained Protein Standard (Product # LC5800). Resolved proteins were then transferred onto a nitrocellulose membrane with iBlot® 2 Dry Blotting System (Product # IB21001). The membrane was probed with the relevant primary and secondary Antibody following blocking with 5 % skimmed milk. Chemiluminescent detection was performed using Novex® ECL Chemiluminescent Substrate Reagent Kit (Product # WP20005).
|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Published species reactivity||Human, Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic Peptide: C(688) I N A K A D V L F I A P R E P G A V S Y(708)|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 1mg/ml BSA|
|Contains||0.05% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||-20° C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||2 µg/ml|
* 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 9 publications below|
PA1-758 detects nicastrin from human, mouse and rat samples.
PA1-758 has been successfully used in Western blot procedures. By Western blot, this antibody detects an ~110 kDa protein representing nicastrin.
PA1-758 immunizing peptide corresponds to amino acid residues 688-708 from human nicastrin. There is a single amino acid substitution between the human and mouse sequence. PA1-758 immunizing peptide (Cat. # PEP-131) is available for use in neutralization and control experiments.
Nicastrin, in addition to presenilin, PEN2, and APH-1 forms the -gamma-secretase protein complex, a membrane-bound aspartyl protease that can cleave certain proteins at peptide bonds buried within the hydrophobic environment of the lipid bilayer. This cleavage is responsible for a key step in signaling from several cell-surface receptors and is thought to be required for the generation of the neurotoxic amyloid peptides that are central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer"e;s disease. Like the tumor necrosis factor-alpha-converting enzyme (TACE) and the beta-site cleavage enzyme (BACE) protease families, -gamma-secretase will cleave the amyloid precursor protein (APP), but within the intramembrane region of APP, resulting in either the non-toxic p3 (from the alpha and -gamma cleavage site) or the toxic Abeta amyloid peptide (from the beta and -gamma cleavage site). It is thought that accumulation of the Abeta peptide is the precursor to Alzheimer"e;s disease. Nicastrin is also thought to be involved in cell proliferation and signaling, especially in regards to activation of Notch receptors as loss of Nicastrin expression results in mouse embryonic lethality.
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Presenilin transmembrane domain 8 conserved AXXXAXXXG motifs are required for the activity of the γ-secretase complex.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to investigate presenilin assembly and catalytic activity
|Marinangeli C,Tasiaux B,Opsomer R,Hage S,Sodero AO,Dewachter I,Octave JN,Smith SO,Constantinescu SN,Kienlen-Campard P||The Journal of biological chemistry (290:7169)||2015|
Presenilins regulate neurotrypsin gene expression and neurotrypsin-dependent agrin cleavage via cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) modulation.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to study the role of CREB in the mechanism by which neurotrypsin expression and agarin proteolysis is modulated by presenilins
|Almenar-Queralt A,Kim SN,Benner C,Herrera CM,Kang DE,Garcia-Bassets I,Goldstein LS||The Journal of biological chemistry (288:35222)||2013|
Ubiquilin-1 modulates γ-secretase-mediated ε-site cleavage in neuronal cells.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to study the ability of a variant of ubiquilin-1 to increase gamma-secretase-mediated cleavage of APP at the epsilon site
|Viswanathan J,Haapasalo A,Kurkinen KM,Natunen T,Mäkinen P,Bertram L,Soininen H,Tanzi RE,Hiltunen M||Biochemistry (52:3899)||2013|
Chronic administration of anti-stroke herbal medicine TongLuoJiuNao reduces amyloidogenic processing of amyloid precursor protein in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to study the effects of the herbal medicine TongLuoJuiNao on levels of BACE1, gamma secretase components, and beta-amyloid production in a murine model of Alzheimer's disease
|He P,Li P,Hua Q,Liu Y,Staufenbiel M,Li R,Shen Y||PloS one (8:null)||2013|
Calsenilin regulates presenilin 1/γ-secretase-mediated N-cadherin ε-cleavage and β-catenin signaling.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to identify the role of Calsenilin in N-cadherin cleavage in neuroblastomas
|Jang C,Choi JK,Na YJ,Jang B,Wasco W,Buxbaum JD,Kim YS,Choi EK||FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (25:4174)||2011|
Potent amyloidogenicity and pathogenicity of Aβ43.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to investigate the contribution of A beta 43 to Alzheimer disease pathology
|Saito T,Suemoto T,Brouwers N,Sleegers K,Funamoto S,Mihira N,Matsuba Y,Yamada K,Nilsson P,Takano J,Nishimura M,Iwata N,Van Broeckhoven C,Ihara Y,Saido TC||Nature neuroscience (14:1023)||2011|
Ubiquilin 1 modulates amyloid precursor protein trafficking and Abeta secretion.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to investigate the role of ubiquilin 1 during the amyloid precursor protein trafficking and Abeta secretion.
|Hiltunen M,Lu A,Thomas AV,Romano DM,Kim M,Jones PB,Xie Z,Kounnas MZ,Wagner SL,Berezovska O,Hyman BT,Tesco G,Bertram L,Tanzi RE||The Journal of biological chemistry (281:32240)||2006|
The presenilin proteins are components of multiple membrane-bound complexes that have different biological activities.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to study multiple membrane-bound presenilin complexes and their biological activities.
|Gu Y,Sanjo N,Chen F,Hasegawa H,Petit A,Ruan X,Li W,Shier C,Kawarai T,Schmitt-Ulms G,Westaway D,St George-Hyslop P,Fraser PE||The Journal of biological chemistry (279:31329)||2004|
APH-1 interacts with mature and immature forms of presenilins and nicastrin and may play a role in maturation of presenilin.nicastrin complexes.
PA1-758 was used in western blot to investigate the role of APH-1 during the formation of presenilin and nicastrin complexes.
|Gu Y,Chen F,Sanjo N,Kawarai T,Hasegawa H,Duthie M,Li W,Ruan X,Luthra A,Mount HT,Tandon A,Fraser PE,St George-Hyslop P||The Journal of biological chemistry (278:7374)||2003|
anterior pharynx-defective 2; Ncstn; nicastrin
9430068N19Rik; AA727311; Aph2; ATAG1874; D1Dau13e; KIAA0253; mKIAA0253; NCSTN; Nct; UNQ1874/PRO4317