|Other Names||WD repeat domain phosphoinositide-interacting protein 2, WIPI-2, WIPI49-like protein 2, WIPI2|
|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||Early component of the autophagy machinery being involved in formation of preautophagosomal structures and their maturation into mature phagosomes in response to phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PtdIns3P). May bind PtdIns3P.|
|Cellular Location||Preautophagosomal structure membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Cytoplasmic side Note=Localizes to omegasomes membranes which are endoplasmic reticulum connected strutures at the origin of preautophagosomal structures. Enriched at preautophagosomal structure membranes in response to PtdIns3P.|
|Tissue Location||Ubiquitously expressed (at protein level). Highly expressed in heart, skeletal muscle and pancreas Expression is down-regulated in pancreatic and in kidney tumors|
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WD40 repeat proteins are key components of many essential biologic functions. They regulate the assembly of multiprotein complexes by presenting a beta-propeller platform for simultaneous and reversible protein-protein interactions. Members of the WIPI subfamily of WD40 repeat proteins, such as WIPI2, have a 7-bladed propeller structure and contain a conserved motif for interaction with phospholipids (Proikas-Cezanne et al., 2004 [PubMed 15602573]).
Proikas-Cezanne, T., et al. Oncogene 23(58):9314-9325(2004)Simpson, J.C., et al. EMBO Rep. 1(3):287-292(2000)
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