|Application ||WB, E|
|Other Accession||NP_115874.3, NP_877954.1|
|Calculated MW||93697 Da|
|Antigen Region||322-350 aa|
|Other Names||DNA helicase MCM8, Minichromosome maintenance 8, MCM8, C20orf154|
|Target/Specificity||This MCM8 antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 322-350 amino acids from the Central region of human MCM8.|
|Format||Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is purified through a protein A column, followed by peptide affinity purification.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||MCM8 Antibody (Center) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Component of the MCM8-MCM9 complex, a complex involved in homologous recombination repair following DNA interstrand cross-links and plays a key role during gametogenesis. The MCM8- MCM9 complex probably acts as a hexameric helicase downstream of the Fanconi anemia proteins BRCA2 and RAD51 and is required to process aberrant forks into homologous recombination substrates and to orchestrate homologous recombination with resection, fork stabilization and fork restart. May also play a non-essential for DNA replication: may be involved in the activation of the prereplicative complex (pre-RC) during G(1) phase by recruiting CDC6 to the origin recognition complex (ORC). Binds chromatin throughout the cell cycle.|
|Cellular Location||Nucleus. Note=Localizes to nuclear foci and colocalizes with RAD51|
|Tissue Location||Highest levels in placenta, lung and pancreas. Low levels in skeletal muscle and kidney. Expressed in various tumors with highest levels in colon and lung cancers|
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The protein encoded by this gene is one of the highly conserved mini-chromosome maintenance proteins (MCM) that are essential for the initiation of eukaryotic genome replication. The hexameric protein complex formed by the MCM proteins is a key component of the pre-replication complex (pre_RC) and may be involved in the formation of replication forks and in the recruitment of other DNA replication related proteins. This protein contains the central domain that is conserved among the MCM proteins. This protein has been shown to co-immunoprecipitate with MCM4, 6 and 7, which suggests that it may interact with other MCM proteins and play a role in DNA replication. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been described.
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Pelak, K., et al. J. Infect. Dis. 201(8):1141-1149(2010)
Talmud, P.J., et al. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 85(5):628-642(2009)
He, C., et al. Nat. Genet. 41(6):724-728(2009)
Stolk, L., et al. Nat. Genet. 41(6):645-647(2009)
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