|Application ||WB, IHC-P, IF, E|
|Other Accession||A1L020, 134034168|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||54173 Da|
|Application Notes||Rkhd4 antibody can be used for detection of Rkhd4 by Western blot at 1 µg/mL. Antibody can also be used for immunohistochemistry starting at 2.5 µg/mL. For immunofluorescence start at 20 µg/mL.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||Rkhd4 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||Rkhd4 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||RNA binding protein, may be involved in post- transcriptional regulatory mechanisms.|
|Cellular Location||Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Cytoplasm, P-body. Note=Predominantly expressed in the cytoplasm and shuttles between the cytoplasm and the nucleus through the CRM1 export pathway|
|Tissue Location||Highest levels found in fetal brain and testis. Detected also in thymus, salivary gland and uterus|
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Rkhd4 Antibody: Rkhd4, also known as MEX3A is a member of a novel family of four homologous human MEX3 proteins each containing two heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K homology (KH) domains and one carboxy-terminal RING finger module. MEX3 proteins, including Rkhd4, are phosphoproteins that bind RNA through their KH domains and shuttle between the nucleus and the cytoplasm via the CRM1 export pathway. These proteins are a novel family of evolutionarily conserved RNA-binding proteins, differentially recruited to P bodies and potentially involved in post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms. While Rkhd2 has been suggested to be associated with susceptibility to essential hypertension type 8, the function of Rkhd4 remains unknown. Rkhd3 and Rkhd4, but not Rkhd2, co-localize with both the hDcp1a decapping factor and Argonaute (Ago) proteins in processing bodies (P bodies), recently characterized as centers of mRNA turnover.
Draper BW, Mello CC, Bowerman B, et al. MEX-3 is a KH domain protein that regulates blastomere identity in early C. elegans embryos. Cell1996; 87:205-16.
Liu J, Valencia-Sanchez MA, Hannon GJ, et al. MicroRNA-dependent localization of targeted mRNAs to mammalian P-bodies. Nat. Cell Biol2005; 7:719-23.
Guzman B, Cormand B, Ribases M, et al. Implication of chromosome 18 in hypertension by sibling pair and association analyses: putative involvement of the RKHD2 gene. Hypertension2006; 48:883-91.
Buchet-Poyau K, Courchet J, Le Hir H, et al. Identification and characterization of human Mex-3 proteins, a novel family of evolutionarily conserved RNA-binding proteins differentially localized to processing bodies. Nucleic Acids Res.2007; 35:1289-300.
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