This antibody is specific to RAD18.
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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Protein Aliases: E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase RAD18; hHR18; hRAD18; mRAD18Sc; post-replication repair protein RAD18SC; postreplication repair protein hRAD18p; Postreplication repair protein RAD18; RAD18 E3 ubiquitin protein ligase; RAD18 homolog; RAD18, S. cerevisiae, homolog; RING finger protein 73; RING-type E3 ubiquitin transferase RAD18
Gene Aliases: 2810024C04Rik; RAD18; Rad18sc; RNF73