Rap 1ACatalogue number: X1212
|Product Type||Recombinant Protein|
Rap1A is a 21 kDa small GTP-binding protein that antagonizes the Ras transforming activity through tight binding to Ras-GAP. It interferes with Ras-dependent Raf1 activation by inhibiting binding of Ras to the cysteine-rich region of Raf1. This protein is localized in the endoplasmic reticulum, late endosomes, and lysosomes, indicating its potential role in the regulation of intracellular protein degradation. Rap1a contains a C-terminal CLLL motif for post-translational geranylgeranylation and a single site for phosphorylation by protein kinase A. Ras proteins provide a crucial link in the intracellular signalling cascades. Ras proteins are members of the small G protein family. These proteins are characterized by a molecular weight between 20 and 30 kDa, the ability to bind GTP or GDP and a low intrinsic GTPase activity. These proteins relay signals from the plasma membrane activated by receptor tyrosine kinases to the nucleus via a network of serine/threonine kinases. Ras proteins belong to a family of approximately 40 mammalian and 60 non-mammalian proteins. Ras proteins were first discovered as the hyperactive products of mutant Ras genes which promote cancer by disrupting the normal controls on cell proliferation and differentiation; about 30% of human cancers have mutations in a Ras gene.
Synonyms: Rap 1A Recombinant G-Protein, G protein
Immunogen: Recombinant GST protein from E. Coli
Product Form: Unconjugated
Formulation: Provided in 50mM Tris (pH 7.5) solution containing 150 mM NaCl, 10 mM MgCl2, 1 mM DTT, 10% glycerol
Concentration: See vial for concentration
Rap1A protein is provided as a functional G-protein and can be used as a Western blot control for antibodies to Rap1A protein or in assays to study to protein-protein interactions of Rap1A and related proteins with regulatory proteins.
Functional Analysis: Western Blotting
Product should be stored at -70ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Product Stability: Products are stable for one year from purchase when stored properly
Shipping Conditions: Ship on dry ice, freeze upon arrival
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals.
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Database Name: SwissProt
Accession number: P62834
Species Accession: Human