|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG1|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues 402-414 of human Rad18.|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 0.2% gelatin|
|Contains||0.05% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||2-4 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.
Suggested positive control: HL-60, antigen standard for RAD18 (transient overexpression lysate).
Human Rad18 (hRad18) is homologue of the S. pombe Rad18 (3,4). In yeast, Rad6 and Rad18 play a crucial role in post-replication repair functions in gap-filling of a daughter strand on replication of damaged DNA (2). Furthermore, Rad6-Rad18 interaction is thought to be critical at an early step during lesion bypass in yeast. In vivo, Rad18 protein forms a tight complex with Rad6 through a conserved ring-finger motif (3,4). It has been suggested that Rad18-Rad6 complex binds to the damaged sites by the single-stranded DNA binding property of Rad 18. This is followed by degradation of the stalled components of DNA replication by ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme activity of Rad6 (1). The human Rad18 maps on chromosome 3p24-25, the region which is often deleted in lung, breast, ovary, and testis cancers. The human RAD18 gene codes for a protein of 495 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of 56 kDa. The human Rad18 is ubiquitously expressed in various human tissues.
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