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TOR1A Antibody

Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody

  • WB - TOR1A Antibody AJ1783a
    A.Western blot analysis on (A) SH-SY5Y and (B) 293T cell lysates using anti-TorsinA RabMAb (Cat. #AJ1783a), dilution 1:1000.
Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Primary Accession O14656
Reactivity Human
Host Rabbit
Clonality Monoclonal
Clone Names EP2569Y
Calculated MW 37809 Da
Gene ID 1861
Other Names Torsin-1A, Dystonia 1 protein, Torsin ATPase-1A, 364-, Torsin family 1 member A, TOR1A, DQ2, DYT1, TA, TORA
Target/Specificity A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the C terminus of human TorsinA was used as an immunogen.
Dilution WB~~1:500~1000
Format 50 mM Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 0.15 M NaCl, 40% Glycerol, 0.01% sodium azide and 0.05% BSA.
StorageMaintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
PrecautionsTOR1A Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Name TOR1A
Synonyms DQ2, DYT1, TA, TORA
Function Protein with chaperone functions important for the control of protein folding, processing, stability and localization as well as for the reduction of misfolded protein aggregates. Involved in the regulation of synaptic vesicle recycling, controls STON2 protein stability in collaboration with the COP9 signalosome complex (CSN). In the nucleus, may link the cytoskeleton with the nuclear envelope, this mechanism seems to be crucial for the control of nuclear polarity, cell movement and, specifically in neurons, nuclear envelope integrity. Participates in the cellular trafficking and may regulate the subcellular location of multipass membrane proteins such as the dopamine transporter SLC6A3, leading to the modulation of dopamine neurotransmission. In the endoplasmic reticulum, plays a role in the quality control of protein folding by increasing clearance of misfolded proteins such as SGCE variants or holding them in an intermediate state for proper refolding. May have a redundant function with TOR1B in non- neural tissues.
Cellular Location Endoplasmic reticulum lumen. Nucleus membrane; Peripheral membrane protein. Cell projection, growth cone. Cytoplasmic vesicle membrane Cytoplasmic vesicle, secretory vesicle. Cytoplasmic vesicle, secretory vesicle, synaptic vesicle. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Note=Upon oxidative stress, redistributes to protusions from the cell surface (By similarity). Peripherally associated with the inner face of the ER membrane, probably mediated by the interaction with TOR1AIP1. The association with nucleus membrane is mediated by the interaction with TOR1AIP2
Tissue Location Widely expressed. Highest levels in kidney and liver. In the brain, high levels found in the dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta, as well as in the neocortex, hippocampus and cerebellum. Also highly expressed in the spinal cord.
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TorsinA is an AAA(+) protein that has been demonstrated as an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone protein involved in a sensitive reporter system for quantitation of processing through the secretory pathway. It is predominantly located in the lumen of the ER and nuclear envelope. TorsinA is responsible for early onset torsion dystonia (DYT1 dystonia), a dominantly inherited movement disorder and disease of basal ganglia function. DYT1 dystonia is commonly caused by the deletion of a glutamic acid (DeltaE) in the carboxyl terminal region of TorsinA, where the protein then aggregates in perinuclear inclusions instead of the ER (1-3). TorsinA is degraded primarily through the macroautophagy?lysosome pathway, whereas the TorsinA DeltaE mutant protein is degraded by both the proteasome and macroautophagy?lysosome pathways (4).


1. Hewett JW, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104(17):7271-6, 2007
2. Shashidharan P, et al. Brain Res. 853(2):197-206, 2000
3. Torres G E, et al. PNAS 101(44):15650-15655, 2004
4. Giles L M, et al. Human Molecular Genetics 17(17):2712-2722, 2008

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