|Application ||WB, IHC|
|Calculated MW||82705 Da|
|Other Names||X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 5, 364-, 86 kDa subunit of Ku antigen, ATP-dependent DNA helicase 2 subunit 2, ATP-dependent DNA helicase II 80 kDa subunit, CTC box-binding factor 85 kDa subunit, CTC85, CTCBF, DNA repair protein XRCC5, Ku80, Ku86, Lupus Ku autoantigen protein p86, Nuclear factor IV, Thyroid-lupus autoantigen, TLAA, X-ray repair complementing defective repair in Chinese hamster cells 5 (double-strand-break rejoining), XRCC5, G22P2|
|Target/Specificity||A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues in human Ku80 was used as an immunogen.|
|Format||50 mM Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 0.15 M NaCl, 40% Glycerol, 0.01% sodium azide and 0.05% BSA.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Ku80 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Single-stranded DNA-dependent ATP-dependent helicase. Has a role in chromosome translocation. The DNA helicase II complex binds preferentially to fork-like ends of double-stranded DNA in a cell cycle-dependent manner. It works in the 3'-5' direction. Binding to DNA may be mediated by XRCC6. Involved in DNA non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) required for double-strand break repair and V(D)J recombination. The XRCC5/6 dimer acts as regulatory subunit of the DNA-dependent protein kinase complex DNA-PK by increasing the affinity of the catalytic subunit PRKDC to DNA by 100-fold. The XRCC5/6 dimer is probably involved in stabilizing broken DNA ends and bringing them together. The assembly of the DNA-PK complex to DNA ends is required for the NHEJ ligation step. In association with NAA15, the XRCC5/6 dimer binds to the osteocalcin promoter and activates osteocalcin expression. The XRCC5/6 dimer probably also acts as a 5'- deoxyribose-5-phosphate lyase (5'-dRP lyase), by catalyzing the beta-elimination of the 5' deoxyribose-5-phosphate at an abasic site near double-strand breaks. XRCC5 probably acts as the catalytic subunit of 5'-dRP activity, and allows to 'clean' the termini of abasic sites, a class of nucleotide damage commonly associated with strand breaks, before such broken ends can be joined. The XRCC5/6 dimer together with APEX1 acts as a negative regulator of transcription.|
|Cellular Location||Nucleus. Nucleus, nucleolus. Chromosome.|
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Provided below are standard protocols that you may find useful for product applications.
The Ku antigen is a DNA-associated nuclear protein originally recognized by the sera of patients with autoimmune diseases (1). It plays a key role in multiple nuclear processes, such as DNA repair, chromosome maintenance, transcription regulation, and V(D)J recombination (2). The Ku protein is composed of 70 and 80 kDa subunits (Ku70 and Ku80, respectively) and contributes to genomic integrity through its ability to bind DNA double-strand breaks and facilitate repair by the non-homologous end-joining pathway (3). When bound to DNA, the Ku 70/80 heterodimer enhances the kinase activity of the catalytic subunit of the DNA-dependent protein kinase, DNA-PKcs (4).
1. Yaneva M., et al. J. Biol. Chem. 264:13407-13411, 1989
2. Koike M., et al. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 43(3):223-36, 2002
3. Walker JR, et al. Nature. 412(6847):607-14, 2001
4. Chan D.W., et al. Biochemistry 38:1819-1828, 1999
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