|Calculated MW||27436 Da|
|Other Names||POU domain class 2-associating factor 1, B-cell-specific coactivator OBF-1, BOB-1, OCA-B, OCT-binding factor 1, POU2AF1, OBF1|
|Target/Specificity||A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues in human OCA-B 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||OCA-B Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Transcriptional coactivator that specifically associates with either OCT1 or OCT2. It boosts the OCT1 mediated promoter activity and to a lesser extent, that of OCT2. It has no intrinsic DNA-binding activity. It recognizes the POU domains of OCT1 and OCT2. It is essential for the response of B-cells to antigens and required for the formation of germinal centers.|
|Tissue Location||B-cell specific.|
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OCA-B is a lymphoid-specific transcriptional coactivator which interacts with the transcription factors Oct-1 and Oct-2 (1). It has been shown to be critical for development of a normal immune response, where it mediates octamer-dependent transcriptional activity in B lymphocytes. It is also critically involved in the formation of germinal centers in secondary lymphoid organs. OCA-B levels have been observed to be massively upregulated in germinal center B cells, as compared with resting B cells. SIAH1 and SIAH2, known regulators of protein stability, have been identified as two related OCA-B interacting proteins. SIAH1 has been suggested as part of a novel regulatory loop controlling the level of OCA-B protein in B cells. B-cell receptor cross-linking results in a degradation of OCA-B, which further results in a reduction of transcriptional activation of OCA-B-dependent reporters (2, 3).
1. Bartholdy B, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103(31):11665-70, 2006 2. Tiedt R, et al. EMBO J. 20(15):4143-52, 2001 3. Boehm J, et al. EMBO J. 20(15):4153-62, 2001
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