|Other Names||Baculoviral IAP repeat-containing protein 6, 632-, BIR repeat-containing ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, BRUCE, Ubiquitin-conjugating BIR domain enzyme apollon, APOLLON, BIRC6, KIAA1289|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP6127a was selected from the N-term region of human BIRC6 . A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.|
|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||Anti-apoptotic protein which can regulate cell death by controlling caspases and by acting as an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase. Has an unusual ubiquitin conjugation system in that it could combine in a single polypeptide, ubiquitin conjugating (E2) with ubiquitin ligase (E3) activity, forming a chimeric E2/E3 ubiquitin ligase. Its tragets include CASP9 and DIABLO/SMAC. Acts as an inhibitor of CASP3, CASP7 and CASP9. Important regulator for the final stages of cytokinesis. Crucial for normal vesicle targeting to the site of abscission, but also for the integrity of the midbody and the midbody ring, and its striking ubiquitin modification.|
|Cellular Location||Golgi apparatus, trans-Golgi network membrane. Midbody. Endosome. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, spindle pole. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, microtubule organizing center, centrosome. Note=Concentrates in a pericentriolar compartment in interphase, moves partially to spindle poles in metaphase, and finally localizes to the spindle midzone and the midbody in telophase and during cytokinesis|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in brain cancer cells.|
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BIRC6 is a member of a family of proteins that inhibit apoptosis, likely through interference with activation of ICE-like proteases. BIRC6, which contains a single BIR domain and a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme domain, is expressed in four of six brain cancers (gliomas), and one of five ovarian cancers in a variety of human cancer cell lines. Brain cancer cell lines that overexpress BIRC6 demonstrate multi-drug resistance BIRC6 may protect cancer cells from undergoing apoptosis and participate in tumorigenesis and drug resistance.
Chen, Z., et al., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 264(3):847-854 (1999).
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