|Application ||WB, IF, ICC, E|
|Other Accession||P35226, 22258801|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||36949 Da|
|Application Notes||BMI-1 antibody can be used for detection of BMI-1 by Western blot at 0.5 to 2 µg/mL. Antibody can also be used for immunocytochemistry starting at 10 µg/mL. For immunofluorescence start at 20 µg/mL.|
|Other Names||BMI-1 Antibody: PCGF4, RNF51, FLVI2/BMI1, PCGF4, Polycomb complex protein BMI-1, Polycomb group RING finger protein 4, BMI1 polycomb ring finger oncogene|
|Reconstitution & Storage||BMI-1 antibody can be stored at 4℃ for three months and -20℃, stable for up to one year. As with all antibodies care should be taken to avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles. Antibodies should not be exposed to prolonged high temperatures.|
|Precautions||BMI-1 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Component of a Polycomb group (PcG) multiprotein PRC1- like complex, a complex class required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of many genes, including Hox genes, throughout development. PcG PRC1 complex acts via chromatin remodeling and modification of histones; it mediates monoubiquitination of histone H2A 'Lys-119', rendering chromatin heritably changed in its expressibility. In the PRC1 complex, it is required to stimulate the E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase activity of RNF2/RING2.|
|Cellular Location||Nucleus. Cytoplasm.|
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BMI-1 Antibody: The transcriptional repressor BMI-1 was first identified as a proto-oncogene frequently activated by Moloney murine leukemia proviral insertions in mice and cooperating with c-myc in the generation of mouse lymphomas. BMI-1 is involved in segment specification, cell growth and maintenance, transcriptional regulation, and chromatin modification. A major target of BMI-1 is the ink4a locus which encodes tumor suppressor proteins p16 and p19Arf, which are important in tumor progression and thought to be critical in cell proliferation and senescence. Recent studies have also shown that BMI-1 is required for the maintenance of adult normal and leukemic stem cells, suggesting that BMI-1 could an attractive therapeutic target for stem cell proliferation and renewal as well as for anti-cancer strategies.
Alkema MJ, Wiegant J, Raap AK, et al. Characterization and chromosomal localization of the human proto-oncogene BMI-1. Hum. Mol. Genet. 1993; 2:1597-603.
Jacobs JJ, Kieboom K, Marino S, et al. The oncogene and polycomb-group gene bmi-1 regulates cell proliferation and senescence through the ink4a locus. Nature 1999; 397:164-8.
Lessard J and Sauvageau G. BMI-1 determines the proliferative capacity of normal and leukaemic stem cells. Nature 2003; 255-60.
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