|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||70906 Da|
|Other Names||Thioredoxin Reductase, GRIM-12, MGC9145, TR, TR1, TRXR1, TXNR|
|Target/Specificity||Thioredoxin Reductase 1 (TXNRD1)|
|Format||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) of antibody in PBS pH 7.2, 0.01 % BSA, 0.03 % ProClin®, and 50 % glycerol.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Precautions||Thioredoxin Reductase 1 (TXNRD1) Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Isoform 1 may possess glutaredoxin activity as well as thioredoxin reductase activity and induces actin and tubulin polymerization, leading to formation of cell membrane protrusions. Isoform 4 enhances the transcriptional activity of estrogen receptors alpha and beta while isoform 5 enhances the transcriptional activity of the beta receptor only. Isoform 5 also mediates cell death induced by a combination of interferon-beta and retinoic acid.|
|Cellular Location||Cytoplasm. Isoform 5: Cytoplasm.|
|Tissue Location||Isoform 1 is expressed predominantly in Leydig cells (at protein level). Also expressed in ovary, spleen, heart, liver, kidney and pancreas and in a number of cancer cell lines Isoform 4 is widely expressed with highest levels in kidney, testis, uterus, ovary, prostate, placenta and fetal liver|
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Thioredoxin reductase 1 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the TXNRD1 gene. This gene encodes a member of the family of pyridine nucleotide oxidoreductases. This protein reduces thioredoxins as well as other substrates, and plays a role in selenium metabolism and protection against oxidative stress. The functional enzyme is thought to be a homodimer which uses FAD as a cofactor. Inhibition of TXNRD1 activity may provide for potential treatments of cancer, AIDS and other autoimmune diseases as well as bacterial infections and parasitic diseases.
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