This Antibody was verified by KnockDown to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated. View Details
Western blot analysis of MA1-157 detects an ~80 kDa protein in human, bovine, non-human primate, mouse, rat, dog and rabbit cells. In Jurkat, rat brain and MDCK cell lysates, a weak unknown band at ~140 kDa is also detected. MA1-157 shows specificity to PKC alpha and is non-reactive to other PKC family members.
Members of the Protein kinase C (PKC) family of serine/threonine protein kinases are grouped by their activation mechanism. Classical or conventional PKCs (PKC alpha-, betaI- , betaII- and gamma-) are activated by
phosphatidylserine in a calcium dependent manner and can bind diacylglycerol. The Ca2+ insensitive novel PKCs (PKCs epsilon-, delta-, theta- and eta) are also activated by diacylglycerol and phosphatidylserine. The atypical PKCs (PKCs iota- and zeta-) are insensitive to Ca2+, DAG and phorbolesters. All PKCs isoforms consist of a highly conserved catalytic domain connected to a regulatory domain via a hinge region. PKCs are involved in positive and negative regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, migration and adhesion, tumorigenesis, cardiac hypertrophy, angiogenesis, platelet function and inflammation, by directly phosphorylating targets such as RAF1, BCL2, CSPG4, TNNT2/CTNT, or activating signaling cascades involving MAPK1/3 (ERK1/2) and RAP1GAP.
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Protein Aliases: AAG6; aging-associated gene 6; EC 126.96.36.199; PKC-A; PKC-alpha; PKCA; PRKACA; protein kinase C alpha; Protein kinase C alpha type; protein kinase C, alpha; protein kinase c-alpha; protein kinase, C alpha
Gene Aliases: AAG6; AI875142; BOS_19579; PKC-alpha; PKCA; PKRCA; PRKACA; PRKCA
Molecular Function: annexin calcium-binding protein calmodulin intracellular calcium-sensing protein kinase non-receptor serine/threonine protein kinase protein kinase transfer/carrier protein transferase