|Other Names||Eukaryotic initiation factor 4A-II, eIF-4A-II, eIF4A-II, ATP-dependent RNA helicase eIF4A-2, EIF4A2, DDX2B, EIF4F|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP9190b was selected from the C-term region of human EIF4A2. A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.|
|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||ATP-dependent RNA helicase which is a subunit of the eIF4F complex involved in cap recognition and is required for mRNA binding to ribosome. In the current model of translation initiation, eIF4A unwinds RNA secondary structures in the 5'-UTR of mRNAs which is necessary to allow efficient binding of the small ribosomal subunit, and subsequent scanning for the initiator codon.|
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Eukaryotic initiation factor 4A plays an important role in the binding of mRNA to the 43S preinitiation complex when protein synthesis begins. Two highly homologous forms of functional EIF4A genes, Eif4a1 and Eif4a2, have been isolated in mice; yeast cells also possess 2 EIF4A genes, TIF1 and TIF2. The murine Eif4a and yeast TIF genes appear to belong to a DEAD-box gene family, whose members exhibit extensive amino acid similarity and contain the asp-glu-ala-asp (DEAD) sequence. DEAD-box genes have been identified in species ranging from E-coli to humans. Their function appears to be related to transcriptional/translational regulation (referenced from OMIM).
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