|Application ||WB, IF, ICC, E|
|Other Accession||NP_002255, 222144293|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||60222 Da|
|Application Notes||KPNA1 antibody can be used for detection of KPNA1 by Western blot at 1 µg/mL. Antibody can also be used for immunocytochemistry starting at 2.5 µg/mL. For immunofluorescence start at 20 µg/mL.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||KPNA1 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||KPNA1 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Functions in nuclear protein import as an adapter protein for nuclear receptor KPNB1. Binds specifically and directly to substrates containing either a simple or bipartite NLS motif. Docking of the importin/substrate complex to the nuclear pore complex (NPC) is mediated by KPNB1 through binding to nucleoporin FxFG repeats and the complex is subsequently translocated through the pore by an energy requiring, Ran- dependent mechanism. At the nucleoplasmic side of the NPC, Ran binds to importin-beta and the three components separate and importin-alpha and -beta are re-exported from the nucleus to the cytoplasm where GTP hydrolysis releases Ran from importin. The directionality of nuclear import is thought to be conferred by an asymmetric distribution of the GTP- and GDP-bound forms of Ran between the cytoplasm and nucleus. In vitro, mediates the nuclear import of human cytomegalovirus UL84 by recognizing a non- classical NLS.|
|Cellular Location||Cytoplasm. Nucleus|
|Tissue Location||Expressed ubiquitously.|
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KPNA1 Antibody: Karyopherin, a cytosolic and heterodimeric protein complex consisting of alpha and beta subunits, is responsible for targeting proteins with nuclear localization signals to the nuclear pore complex by an energy requiring, Ran-dependent mechanism. The alpha subunit and imported substrate enter the nucleus and accumulate in the nucleoplasm, while the beta subunit accumulates at the NPC. KPNA1, also known as importin alpha 5, is the alpha subunit of karyopherin, which forms a complex with importin subunit beta-1 and functions in nuclear protein import as an adapter protein for nuclear receptor KPNB1. It is ubiquitously expressed and polyubiquitinated in the presence of RAG1. KPNA1 interacts with various virus nucleoproteins, including those of Ebola and influenza.
Moroianu J. Molecular mechanisms of nuclear protein transport. Crit. Rev. Eukaryot. Gene Expr.1997; 7:61-72.
Gilchrist D and Rexach M. Molecular basis for the rapid dissociation of nuclear localization signals from karyopherin alpha in the nucleoplasm. J. Biol. Chem.2003; 278: 51937-49.
Simkus C, Makiya M and Jones JM. Karyopherin alpha 1 is a putative substrate of the RAG1 ubiquitin ligase. Mol. Immunol.2009; 46:1319-25.
Reid SP, Valmas C, and Martinez O. Ebola virus VP24 proteins inhibit the interaction of NPI-1 subfamily karyopherin alpha proteins with activated STAT1. J. Virol.2007; 81:13469-77.
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