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MELK Antibody (Center) Blocking Peptide

Synthetic peptide

Product Information
Primary Accession Q14680
Clone Names 50908159
Peptide ID 50908159
Additional Information
Gene ID 9833
Other Names Maternal embryonic leucine zipper kinase, hMELK, Protein kinase Eg3, pEg3 kinase, Protein kinase PK38, hPK38, Tyrosine-protein kinase MELK, MELK, KIAA0175
Target/Specificity The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP7149a was selected from the Center region of human MELK. 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.
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
Synonyms KIAA0175
Function Serine/threonine-protein kinase involved in various processes such as cell cycle regulation, self-renewal of stem cells, apoptosis and splicing regulation. Has a broad substrate specificity; phosphorylates BCL2L14, CDC25B, MAP3K5/ASK1 and ZNF622. Acts as an activator of apoptosis by phosphorylating and activating MAP3K5/ASK1. Acts as a regulator of cell cycle, notably by mediating phosphorylation of CDC25B, promoting localization of CDC25B to the centrosome and the spindle poles during mitosis. Plays a key role in cell proliferation and carcinogenesis. Required for proliferation of embryonic and postnatal multipotent neural progenitors. Phosphorylates and inhibits BCL2L14, possibly leading to affect mammary carcinogenesis by mediating inhibition of the pro-apoptotic function of BCL2L14. Also involved in the inhibition of spliceosome assembly during mitosis by phosphorylating ZNF622, thereby contributing to its redirection to the nucleus. May also play a role in primitive hematopoiesis.
Cellular Location Cell membrane; Peripheral membrane protein
Tissue Location Expressed in placenta, kidney, thymus, testis, ovary and intestine.
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MELK Contains 1 protein kinase domain that Belongs to the Ser/Thr protein kinase family. It phosphorylates ZNF622 and may contribute to its redirection to the nucleus. MELK may also be involved in the inhibition of spliceosome assembly during mitosis.


Davezac, N., et al., Oncogene 21(50):7630-7641 (2002).Heyer, B.S., et al., Mol. Reprod. Dev. 47(2):148-156 (1997).

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$ 80.00
Cat# BP7149a
(40 western blots)
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