|Application ||WB, E|
|Calculated MW||50771 Da|
|Positive Control||Western blot: Human embryonic kidney cells, ELISA: peptides, ChIP: NB4 cells.|
|Application & Usage||ChIP: 4 µg/ChIP, WB: 1:750, ELISA: 1:50.|
|Other Names||Retinoic acid receptor alpha, Nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group B member 1, NR1B1|
|Formulation||In PBS with 0.05% (W/V) sodium azide.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||-20 °C|
|Precautions||RARA polyclonal antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Receptor for retinoic acid. Retinoic acid receptors bind as heterodimers to their target response elements in response to their ligands, all-trans or 9-cis retinoic acid, and regulate gene expression in various biological processes. The RXR/RAR heterodimers bind to the retinoic acid response elements (RARE) composed of tandem 5'-AGGTCA-3' sites known as DR1-DR5. In the absence of ligand, the RXR-RAR heterodimers associate with a multiprotein complex containing transcription corepressors that induce histone acetylation, chromatin condensation and transcriptional suppression. On ligand binding, the corepressors dissociate from the receptors and associate with the coactivators leading to transcriptional activation. RARA plays an essential role in the regulation of retinoic acid-induced germ cell development during spermatogenesis. Has a role in the survival of early spermatocytes at the beginning prophase of meiosis. In Sertoli cells, may promote the survival and development of early meiotic prophase spermatocytes. In concert with RARG, required for skeletal growth, matrix homeostasis and growth plate function (By similarity).|
|Cellular Location||Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Nuclear localization depends on ligand binding, phosphorylation and sumoylation. Transloaction to the nucleus in the absence of ligand is dependent on activation of PKC and the downstream MAPK phosphorylation|
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RARA is a receptor for retinoic acid, a vitamin A metabolite, which directly regulates gene expression in target cells by binding to specific DNA response elements. In the absence of its ligand, this receptor represses transcription through the recruitment of specific corepressors and of HDAC’s, whereas binding of retinoic acid causes the recruitment of coactivators and HAT’s. Translocations involving the RARA gene, often leading to a RARA/PML fusion protein, are a major cause of acute promyelocytic leukemia.
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