- 12F7 (See other available formats)
- Other Names
- Catenin (Cadherin-Associated Protein), Beta 1, 88 kD, CTNNB1, TNNB, MRD19, armadillo, catenin beta-1
- Mouse IgG1, κ
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- Product Citations
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β-catenin is part of a complex of proteins that constitute adherens junctions (AJs). AJs are necessary for the creation and maintenance of epithelial cell layers by regulating cell growth and adhesion between cells. The encoded protein also anchors the actin cytoskeleton and may be responsible for transmitting the contact inhibition signal that causes cells to stop dividing once the epithelial sheet is complete. β-catenin also plays a key role in Wnt signaling pathways and thus is involved in neural differentiation, synaptic plasticity, neurodegenerative disease, and prevention of apoptosis. Finally, this protein binds to the product of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene, which is mutated in the adenomatous polyposis of the colon. Mutations in this gene are a cause of colorectal cancer (CRC), pilomatrixoma (PTR), medulloblastoma (MDB), and ovarian cancer.Product Details
- Human, Mouse, Rat
- Antibody Type
- Host Species
- Recombinant β-catenin (N-terminal fragment) fused to MBP.
- Phosphate-buffered solution, pH 7.2, containing 0.09% sodium azide.
- The antibody was purified by affinity chromatography.
- 0.5 mg/ml
- Storage & Handling
- The antibody solution should be stored undiluted between 2°C and 8°C.
WB - Quality tested
IHC-P - Validated
- Recommended Usage
Each lot of this antibody is quality control tested by Western blotting. For Western blotting, the suggested use of this reagent is 1.0 - 10 µg per ml. For immunohistochemistry in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections, a concentration of 10 µg per ml is suggested. It is recommended that the reagent be titrated for optimal performance for each application.
- Application Notes
Additional reported applications (for the relevant formats) include: immunfluorescence microscopy4 and immunohistochemical staining3.
For in vivo studies or highly sensitive assays, we recommend Ultra-LEAF™ purified antibody (Cat. No. 844603) with a lower endotoxin limit than standard LEAF™ purified antibodies (Endotoxin <0.01 EU/µg).
(PubMed link indicates BioLegend citation)
- Sacco P, et al. 1995. J. Biol. Chem. 270:20201. (WB)
- Johnson KR, et al. 1993. Exp. Cell Res. 207:252.
- Gupta K, et al. 2012. J. Ped. Hem. Onc. 34:320. (IHC-P)
- Radice G, et al. 1997. Dev. Bio. 181:64. (IHC-P)
AB_2750041 (BioLegend Cat. No. 844601)
AB_2565803 (BioLegend Cat. No. 844602)
- 88 kD armadillo repeat containing protein with an unstructured N and C terminal.
β-catenin localizes to cell-cell contacts (adherens junctions) and the cell membrane as well as the cytoplasmic pool of protein. β-catenin can also translocate to the nucleus and is in interphase found in puncta at the proximal end of centrioles. In mitosis, it localizes to the centrosomes at the spindle.
- Wnt signaling pathway, regulation of cell-cell adhesion, neurogenesis, transcription, transcription regulation, early embryonic patterning, asymmetric cell division, stem cell renewal, and the epithelial to mesenchymal transition.
- Wnt signaling pathway, apoptotic cleavage of cellular proteins, and EphB-EphrinB signaling.
- Biology Area
- Cell Adhesion, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Signal Transduction, Synaptic Biology
- Molecular Family
- Adhesion Molecules
- Antigen References
1. Hirano S, et al. 2012. Physiol. Rev. 92:597.
- Gene ID
- 1499 View all products for this Gene ID
- View information about beta Catenin 1 on UniProt.org
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