|Application ||WB, IHC|
|Calculated MW||155541 Da|
|Other Names||Hepatocyte growth factor receptor, HGF receptor, HGF/SF receptor, Proto-oncogene c-Met, Scatter factor receptor, SF receptor, Tyrosine-protein kinase Met, MET|
|Target/Specificity||A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the N-terminus of human Met 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||Met Antibody (N-term) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Receptor tyrosine kinase that transduces signals from the extracellular matrix into the cytoplasm by binding to hepatocyte growth factor/HGF ligand. Regulates many physiological processes including proliferation, scattering, morphogenesis and survival. Ligand binding at the cell surface induces autophosphorylation of MET on its intracellular domain that provides docking sites for downstream signaling molecules. Following activation by ligand, interacts with the PI3-kinase subunit PIK3R1, PLCG1, SRC, GRB2, STAT3 or the adapter GAB1. Recruitment of these downstream effectors by MET leads to the activation of several signaling cascades including the RAS-ERK, PI3 kinase-AKT, or PLCgamma-PKC. The RAS-ERK activation is associated with the morphogenetic effects while PI3K/AKT coordinates prosurvival effects. During embryonic development, MET signaling plays a role in gastrulation, development and migration of muscles and neuronal precursors, angiogenesis and kidney formation. In adults, participates in wound healing as well as organ regeneration and tissue remodeling. Promotes also differentiation and proliferation of hematopoietic cells.|
|Cellular Location||Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in normal hepatocytes as well as in epithelial cells lining the stomach, the small and the large intestine. Found also in basal keratinocytes of esophagus and skin. High levels are found in liver, gastrointestinal tract, thyroid and kidney. Also present in the brain|
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Met is a receptor protein-tyrosine kinase (RPTK) for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), which is a multifunctional cytokine controlling cell growth, morphogenesis, and motility. Met overexpression has been identified in a variety of human cancers (1). Met kinase domain possesses unique features that distinguish met from other members of the src family of protein tyrosine kinases. These results also demonstrate that the product of the activated met gene is a fusion protein and that the amino terminal end of this fusion protein exhibits homology to laminin B1 (2). Data suggest that RanBP9, functioning as an adaptor protein for the Met tyrosine kinase domain, can augment the HGF-Met signaling pathway and that RanBP9 overexpression may cause constitutive activation of the Ras signaling pathway (1). Hereditary papillary renal carcinoma (HPRC) is a recently recognized form of inherited kidney cancer. Results suggest that missense mutations located in the MET proto-oncogene lead to constitutive activation of the Met protein and papillary renal carcinomas (3).
1. Wang D, et al. J Biol Chem 277(39):36216-22, 2002.
2. Chan AM, et al. Oncogene 1(2):229-33, 1987.
3. Schmidt L, et al. Nat Genet. 16(1):68-73, 1997.
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