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PA5-16891 targets Tubulin alpha in immunohistochemistry (paraffin) and Western blot applications and shows reactivity with Bovine, Chicken, amphibian, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Human, mouse, Porcine, and Rat samples.
The PA5-16891 immunogen is a synthetic peptide derived from aa 426-450 of human tubulin alpha.
Alpha Tubulin is a part of a heterodimer consisting of alpha and beta tubulin subunits. The alpha and beta tubulins, which are each about 55 kDa MW, are homologous but not identical. Alpha-beta tubulin heterodimer is the basic building block of microtubules, and this intracellular cylindrical filamentous structure is present in almost eukaryotic cells. Microtubules serve as structural supports and lines of transport within the cell, as well as serving a key role in mitosis. Microtubules of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton perform essential and diverse functions and are composed of a heterodimer of alpha and beta tubulins. The alpha and beta tubulins represent the major components of microtubules, while gamma tubulin plays a critical role in the nucleation of microtubule assembly. There are multiple alpha and beta tubulin genes, which are highly conserved among species. The gene that encodes alpha tubulin is highly similar to the mouse and rat Tuba1 gene. Northern blotting studies have shown that the gene expression is predominantly found in morphologically differentiated neurologic cells.
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Protein Aliases: alpha tubulin; Alpha-tubulin 1; Alpha-tubulin 2; Alpha-tubulin 3; Alpha-tubulin 3C; alpha-tubulin 3C/D; Alpha-tubulin 3E; Alpha-tubulin 6; Alpha-tubulin ubiquitous; class II beta-tubulin isotype; class IIb beta-tubulin; Detyrosinated tubulin alpha-1A chain; Detyrosinated tubulin alpha-1B chain; Detyrosinated tubulin alpha-1C chain; Detyrosinated tubulin alpha-3C chain; Detyrosinated tubulin alpha-3E chain; FLJ30169; H2 ALPHA; hum-a-tub1; hum-a-tub2; Testis-specific alpha-tubulin; TUBA1/3/4; Tubulin alpha; Tubulin alpha chain-like 3; Tubulin alpha-1 chain; Tubulin alpha-1A chain; Tubulin alpha-1B chain; Tubulin alpha-1C chain; Tubulin alpha-2 chain; Tubulin alpha-3 chain; Tubulin alpha-3C chain; Tubulin alpha-3E chain; Tubulin alpha-4A chain; Tubulin alpha-6 chain; Tubulin alpha-ubiquitous chain; Tubulin B-alpha-1; Tubulin beta-2B chain; Tubulin H2-alpha; Tubulin K-alpha-1; tubulin, alpha 1 (testis specific); tubulin, alpha 1a; tubulin, alpha 1b; tubulin, alpha 1c; tubulin, alpha 2; tubulin, alpha 3c; tubulin, alpha 3e; tubulin, alpha 4a; tubulin, alpha 6; tubulin, alpha, brain-specific; tubulin, alpha, ubiquitous; tubulin, alpha-like 3; tubulin, beta 2B class IIb; tubulin, beta polypeptide paralog
Gene Aliases: ALS22; B-ALPHA-1; bA408E5.3; bA506K6.1; bcm948; H2-ALPHA; K-ALPHA-1; LIS3; PMGYSA; TUBA1; TUBA1A; TUBA1B; TUBA1C; TUBA2; TUBA3; TUBA3C; TUBA3E; TUBA4A; TUBA6; TUBAL3; TUBB2B
Molecular Function: tubulin