|Application ||WB, IHC-P, IF, E|
|Other Accession||NP_001107018, 165905589|
|Calculated MW||Predicted: 50, 66, 84 kDa |
Observed: 65 kDa
|Application Notes||LIMA1 antibody can be used for detection of LIMA1 by Western blot at 0.5 - 1 µg/ml. Antibody can also be used for immunohistochemistry starting at 5 µg/mL. For immunofluorescence start at 20 µg/mL.|
|Target/Specificity||LIMA1; LIMA1 antibody is human specific. At least four isoforms of LIMA1 are known to exist; this antibody will only detect the three largest isoforms.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||LIMA1 antibody can be stored at 4℃ for three months and -20℃, stable for up to one year.|
|Precautions||LIMA1 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Binds to actin monomers and filaments. Increases the number and size of actin stress fibers and inhibits membrane ruffling. Inhibits actin filament depolymerization. Bundles actin filaments, delays filament nucleation and reduces formation of branched filaments.|
|Cellular Location||Cytoplasm. Cell junction, focal adhesion. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Note=This cytoskeletal protein co- localizes with actin stress fibers and focal adhesion plaques|
|Tissue Location||Highly expressed in placenta, kidney, pancreas, prostate, ovary, spleen and heart. Also detected in lung, liver, brain, skeletal muscle, thymus, testis and intestine Not detected in leukocytes. Isoform Beta expressed generally at very low levels. Isoform Alpha abundant in epithelial cells from mammary gland, prostate and in normal oral keratinocytes. Low levels in aortic endothelial cells and dermal fibroblasts. Not detectable in myocardium|
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The Lim domain and actin-binding protein 1 (LIMA1) is cytoskeleton-associated protein that inhibits actin filament depolymerization and cross-links filaments in bundles and is downregulated in some cancer cell lines (1,2). LIMA1 is also a key molecule linking the cadherin-catenin complex to the actin cytoskeleton (3). Recent studies have shown that EGF activates ERK1/2-dependent phosphorylation, ubiquitination and degradation of LIMA1, leading to increased invasiveness and metastasis of metastatic prostate cancer models (4).
Maul RS and Chang DD. EPLIN, epithelial protein lost in neoplasm. Oncogene 1999; 18:7838-41.
Maul RS, Song Y, Amann KJ, et al. EPLIN regulates actin dynamics by cross-linking and stabilizing filaments. J. Cell Biol. 2003; 160:399-407.
Abe K and Takeichi M. EPLIN mediates linkage of the cadherin catenin complex to F-actin and stabilizes the circumferential actin belt. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2008; 105:13-9.
Zhang S, Wang X, Iqval S, et al. Epidermal growth factor promotes protein degradation of epithelial protein lost in neoplasm (EPLIN), a putative metastasis suppressor, during epithelial-mesenchymal transition. J. Biol. Chem. 2013; 288:1469-79.
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