Bora Antibody Cat. No.: 5107

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psi-iconSpecifications
HOST SPECIES:Rabbit
SPECIES REACTIVITY: Human, Mouse, Rat
IMMUNOGEN: Bora antibody was raised against a 15 amino acid synthetic peptide from near the carboxy terminus of human Bora.

The immunogen is located within amino acids 410 - 460 of Bora.
TESTED APPLICATIONS: ELISA, IF, IHC-P, WB
APPLICATIONS: Bora antibody can be used for detection of Bora by Western blot at 1-2 μg/mL. Antibody can also be used for immunohistochemistry starting at 2.5 μg/mL. For immunofluorescence start at 20 μg/mL.

Antibody validated: Western Blot in mouse samples; Immunohistochemistry in mouse samples and Immunofluorescence in mouse samples. All other applications and species not yet tested.
POSITIVE CONTROL:1) Cat. No. 1403 - Mouse Brain Tissue Lysate

psi-iconProperties
PURIFICATION:Bora Antibody is affinity chromatography purified via peptide column.
CLONALITY:Polyclonal
ISOTYPE:IgG
CONJUGATE:Unconjugated
PHYSICAL STATE:Liquid
BUFFER:Bora Antibody is supplied in PBS containing 0.02% sodium azide.
CONCENTRATION:1 mg/mL
STORAGE CONDITIONS:Bora antibody can be stored at 4˚C for three months and -20˚C, stable for up to one year. As with all antibodies care should be taken to avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles. Antibodies should not be exposed to prolonged high temperatures.

psi-iconAdditional Info
OFFICIAL SYMBOL:BORA
ALTERNATE NAMES:Bora Antibody: C13orf34, C13orf34, Protein aurora borealis, HsBora
ACCESSION NO.:Q6PGQ7
PROTEIN GI NO.:74737659
GENE ID:79866
USER NOTE:Optimal dilutions for each application to be determined by the researcher.
psi-iconBackground and References
BACKGROUND:Bora Antibody: Bora (Protein aurora borealis) is a key activator of Aurora Related Protein Kinase A (ARK-1), which is a centrosome-associated serine/threonine kinase that regulates centrosome maturation, bipolar spindle assembly and chromosome segregation during mitosis. Bora is localized to the nucleus until mitosis is initiated, then translocates to the cytoplasm in a Cdc2 dependent manner. Activation of Cdc2 initiates the release of Bora into the cytoplasm where it can bind and activate ARK-1. PLK1 (polo-like kinase-1) interacts with Bora to control the accessibility of its activation loop for phosphorylation and activation by ARK-1. Bora and ARK-1 cooperatively activate PLK1 and control mitotic entry. Bora mutants result in multipolar spindles in mitosis identical to those observed when ARK-1 function is blocked. Thus, the ARK1-Bora-PLK1 regulatory circuit in mammalian cells elucidates a key mechanism in cell cycle regulation. At least three isoforms of Bora are known to exist.
REFERENCES:1) Berdnik D and Knoblich JA. Drosophila Aurora A is required for centrosome maturation and Actin-dependent asymmetric protein localization during mitosis. Curr. Biol.2002; 12:640-647.
2) Wiese C and O’Brien LL. What's so Bor(a)ing about Aurora A activation? Dev. Cell2006; 11:133-134.
3) Hutterer A, Berdnik D, Wirtz-Peitz F, et al. Mitotic activation of the kinase Aurora A requires its binding partner Bora. Dev. Cell2006; 11:147-157.
4) Fu J, Bian M, Jiang Q, et al.. Roles of Aurora kinases in mitosis and tumorigenesis. Mol. Cancer Res.2007; 5:1-10.

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