|Other Names||Polycomb complex protein BMI-1, Polycomb group RING finger protein 4, RING finger protein 51, BMI1, PCGF4, RNF51|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP2513b was selected from the C-term region of human BMI .|
|Format||The synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml deionized water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. 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 is a component of the Polycomb group (PcG) multiprotein PRC1 complex, a complex 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 ligase activity of RNF2/RING2. BMI cooperates with the MYC oncogene to produce B-lymphomas.
Smith, K.S., et al., Mol. Cell 12(2):393-400 (2003).Xia, Z.B., et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 100(14):8342-8347 (2003).Itahana, K., et al., Mol. Cell. Biol. 23(1):389-401 (2003).Dimri, G.P., et al., Cancer Res. 62(16):4736-4745 (2002).Bardos, J.I., et al., J. Biol. Chem. 275(37):28785-28792 (2000).
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