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(Mouse) Lin28a Blocking Peptide (C-term)

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Product Information
Primary Accession Q8K3Y3
Additional Information
Gene ID 83557
Other Names Protein lin-28 homolog A, Lin-28A, Testis-expressed protein 17, Lin28a, Lin28, Tex17
Target/Specificity The synthetic peptide sequence is selected from aa 177-190 of HUMAN Lin28a
Format Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.
StorageMaintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.
PrecautionsThis product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Name Lin28a
Synonyms Lin28, Tex17
Function Acts as a 'translational enhancer', driving specific mRNAs to polysomes and thus increasing the efficiency of protein synthesis. Its association with the translational machinery and target mRNAs results in an increased number of initiation events per molecule of mRNA and, indirectly, in stabilizing the mRNAs. Binds IGF2 mRNA, MYOD1 mRNA, ARBP/36B4 ribosomal protein mRNA and its own mRNA. Essential for skeletal muscle differentiation program through the translational up-regulation of IGF2 expression. Acts as a suppressor of microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis by specifically binding the precursor let-7 (pre-let-7), a miRNA precursor. Acts by binding pre-let-7 and recruiting ZCCHC11/TUT4 uridylyltransferase, leading to the terminal uridylation of pre- let-7. Uridylated pre-let-7 miRNAs fail to be processed by Dicer and undergo degradation. Degradation of pre-let-7 in embryonic stem (ES) cells contributes to the maintenance of ES cells. In contrast, Lin28a down-regulation in neural stem cells by miR-125, allows the processing of pre-let-7. Specifically recognizes the 5'-GGAG-3' motif in the terminal loop of pre-let-7. Also recognizes and binds non pre-let-7 pre-miRNAs that contain the 5'- GGAG-3' motif in the terminal loop, leading to their terminal uridylation and subsequent degradation.
Cellular Location Cytoplasm. Nucleus, nucleolus. Note=Shuttles between the cytoplasm and the nucleus. Localizes to cytoplasmic processing bodies and stress granules (By similarity). Nucleolar localization observed in 10-15% of the nuclei in differentiated myotubes.
Tissue Location Expressed in embryonic stem cells (ES cells), spermatagonia and testis. Expressed in numerous epithelial tissues including the epithelia of the small intestine, the intralobular duct epithelium of the mammary gland and the epithelia of Henle's loop in the kidney and in the collecting duct (at protein level) Also expressed in the myocardium and skeletal muscle (at protein level).
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Background

Acts as a 'translational enhancer', driving specific mRNAs to polysomes and thus increasing the efficiency of protein synthesis. Its association with the translational machinery and target mRNAs results in an increased number of initiation events per molecule of mRNA and, indirectly, in stabilizing the mRNAs. Binds IGF2 mRNA, MYOD1 mRNA, ARBP/36B4 ribosomal protein mRNA and its own mRNA. Essential for skeletal muscle differentiation program through the translational up-regulation of IGF2 expression. Acts as a suppressor of microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis by specifically binding the precursor let-7 (pre-let-7), a miRNA precursor. Acts by binding pre-let-7 and recruiting ZCCHC11/TUT4 uridylyltransferase, leading to the terminal uridylation of pre- let-7. Uridylated pre-let-7 miRNAs fail to be processed by Dicer and undergo degradation. Degradation of pre-let-7 in embryonic stem (ES) cells contributes to the maintenance of ES cells. In contrast, Lin28a down-regulation in neural stem cells by miR-125, allows the processing of pre-let-7. Specifically recognizes the 5'-GGAG-3' motif in the terminal loop of pre-let-7. Also recognizes and binds non pre-let-7 pre-miRNAs that contain the 5'- GGAG-3' motif in the terminal loop, leading to their terminal uridylation and subsequent degradation.

References

Moss E.G.,et al.Dev. Biol. 258:432-442(2003).
Moss E.G.,et al.Dev. Biol. 262:361-361(2003).
Wang P.J.,et al.Nat. Genet. 27:422-426(2001).
Yang D.-H.,et al.Gene Expr. Patterns 3:719-726(2003).
Sempere L.F.,et al.Genome Biol. 5:R13.1-R13.11(2004).

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