Phospho-c-Raf (Ser259) AntibodyProduct information
Product Pathways - MAPK Signaling
Phospho-c-Raf (Ser259) Antibody #9421
|9421S||100 µl (10 western blots)||---||In Stock||---|
|9421T||20 µl (2 western blots)||---||In Stock||---|
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|W||1:1000||Human, Mouse, Rat, Monkey, Xenopus||Endogenous||74||Rabbit|
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot.
Applications Key: W=Western Blotting, IP=Immunoprecipitation
Species predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology: Chicken.
Specificity / Sensitivity
Phospho-c-Raf (Ser259) Antibody detects endogenous levels of c-Raf only when phosphorylated at Ser259.
Source / Purification
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic phosphopeptide corresponding to residues surrounding Ser259 of human c-Raf. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Site specificity of Phospho-c-Raf (Ser259) Antibody: Western blot analysis of recombinant Myc-tagged c-Raf protein, wild-type (lanes 1 and 3) and S259A mutant (lanes 2 and 4), using Phospho-Raf (Ser259) Antibody or a Myc antibody. (Provided by Dr. Guri Tzivion, Massachusetts General Hospital.)
A-Raf, B-Raf, and c-Raf (Raf-1) are the main effectors recruited by GTP-bound Ras to activate the MEK-MAP kinase pathway (1). Activation of c-Raf is the best understood and involves phosphorylation at multiple activating sites including Ser338, Tyr341, Thr491, Ser494, Ser497, and Ser499 (2). p21-activated protein kinase (PAK) has been shown to phosphorylate c-Raf at Ser338, and the Src family phosphorylates Tyr341 to induce c-Raf activity (3,4). Ser338 of c-Raf corresponds to similar sites in A-Raf (Ser299) and B-Raf (Ser445), although this site is constitutively phosphorylated in B-Raf (5). Inhibitory 14-3-3 binding sites on c-Raf (Ser259 and Ser621) can be phosphorylated by Akt and AMPK, respectively (6,7). While A-Raf, B-Raf, and c-Raf are similar in sequence and function, differential regulation has been observed (8). Of particular interest, B-Raf contains three consensus Akt phosphorylation sites (Ser364, Ser428, and Thr439) and lacks a site equivalent to Tyr341 of c-Raf (8,9). Research studies have shown that the B-Raf mutation V600E results in elevated kinase activity and is commonly found in malignant melanoma (10). Six residues of c-Raf (Ser29, Ser43, Ser289, Ser296, Ser301, and Ser642) become hyperphosphorylated in a manner consistent with c-Raf inactivation. The hyperphosphorylation of these six sites is dependent on downstream MEK signaling and renders c-Raf unresponsive to subsequent activation events (11).
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