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ATG4A Antibody
CATALOG NUMBER: 8071

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Specifications

SPECIES REACTIVITY:Human, Mouse, Rat
HOMOLOGY:Predicted species reactivity based on immunogen sequence: Bovine: (100%)
TESTED APPLICATIONS:ELISA, IHC-P, WB
APPLICATIONS:ATG4A antibody can be used for detection of ATG4A by Western blot at 1 - 2 μg/ml. Antibody can also be used for immunohistochemistry starting at 5 μg/mL.
USER NOTE:Optimal dilutions for each application to be determined by the researcher.
POSITIVE CONTROL:1) Cat. No. 1287 - EL4 Cell Lysate
 2) Cat. No. 10-901 - Human Spleen Tissue Slide
PREDICTED MOLECULAR WEIGHT:Predicted: 48 kDa

Observed: 44 kDa
SPECIFICITY:ATG4A antibody is human, mouse and rat reactive. At least two isoforms of ATG4A are known to exist; this antibody will detect both isoforms. ATG4A is predicted to not cross-react with other ATG4 proteins.
IMMUNOGEN:ATG4A antibody was raised against an 18 amino acid peptide near the carboxy terminus of human ATG4A.

The immunogen is located within the last 50 amino acids of ATG4A.
HOST SPECIES:Rabbit

Properties

PURIFICATION:ATG4A antibody is affinity chromatography purified via peptide column.
PHYSICAL STATE:Liquid
BUFFER:ATG4A antibody is supplied in PBS containing 0.02% sodium azide.
CONCENTRATION:1 mg/mL
STORAGE CONDITIONS:ATG4A antibody can be stored at 4˚C for three months and -20˚C, stable for up to one year.
CLONALITY:Polyclonal
ISOTYPE:IgG
CONJUGATE:Unconjugated

Additional Info

ALTERNATE NAMES:Autophagy related 4A cysteine peptidase, APG4-A, APG4-A, AUTL2
ACCESSION NO.:NP_443168
PROTEIN GI NO.:30795252
OFFICIAL SYMBOL:ATG4A
GENE ID:115201

Background

BACKGROUND:Autophagy, the process of bulk degradation of cellular proteins through an autophagosomic-lysosomal pathway is important for normal growth control and may be defective in tumor cells. It is involved in the preservation of cellular nutrients under starvation conditions as well as the normal turnover of cytosolic components (1,2). ATG4A, also known as AUTL2, is one of four mammalian orthologs of the yeast ATG4 protein; all four are cysteine proteases (3). ATG4 is required for ATG8 conjugation to phosphatidylethanolamine on autophagosomal membranes. In mammals, each ATG4 homolog shows a selective preference for the ATG8 homologs (4).
REFERENCES: 1) Gozuacik D and Kimchi A. Autophagy as a cell death and tumor suppressor mechanism. Oncogene 2004; 23:2891-906.
2) Kisen GO, Tessitore L, Costelli P, et al. Reduced autophagic activity in primary rat hepatocellular carcinoma and ascites hepatoma cells. Carcinogenesis 1993; 14:2501-5.
3) Marino G, Uria JA, Puente XS, et al. Human autophagins, a family of cysteine proteinases potentially implicated in cell degradation by autophagy. J. Biol. Chem. 2003; 278:3671-8.
4) Li M, Hou Y, Wang J, et al. Kinetic comparisons of mammalian Atg4 homologues indicate selective preferences towards diverse Atg8 substrates. J. Biol. Chem. 2011; 286:7327-38.

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