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Nicastrin antibody | CD01/3H8

Mouse anti Nicastrin

Product Type
PrecisionAb Monoclonal

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Mouse anti nicastrin antibody recognizes nicastrin, also known as NCT.

Nicastrin is the largest component of the gamma secetase complex, a complex that functions as a protease within the lipid bilayer to release secreted products. The gamma secretase complex is considered to be the "proteasome of the membrane" (Wolfe 2019). Nicastrin is essential for substrate recognition by gamma secretase, and has been termed the "gatekeeper" of the complex, physically limiting access to the catalytic activity of the protease and preventing proteins from being cut inappropriately (De Strooper, 2005; Urban, 2016). Appropriate proteolysis is relevant for Alzheimer's Disease, and continuous inhibition of nicastrin in the forebrain has been shown to lead no neurodegenerative features that resemble the neuron loss on Alzheimer's Disease (Ren et al. 2019). Nicastrin is overexpressed in breast cancer and relates to worse overall survival in a subset of patients. Inhibition of nicastrin has been suggested as a therapeutic goal in breast cancer (Lombardo et al. 2012).
PrecisionAb Antibodies

Target Species
Western Blotting
Mouse anti nicastrin antibody detects a band of approximately 112 and 127 kDa in HEK293 cell lysates
Product Form
Purified IgG - Liquid
Mouse monoclonal antibody affinity purified on Protein G from tissue culture supernatant
Buffer Solution
Phosphate buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
0.09% Sodium Azide
E. coli-derived recombinant protein of amino acids 34-669 of human nicastrin
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1.0 mg/ml
Fusion Partners
Spleen cells from immunised BALB/c mice were fused with cells of the mouse SP2/0 myeloma cell line
For research purposes only
12 months from date of despatch
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This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Western Blotting 1/1000

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Entrez Gene
GO Terms
GO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0006915 apoptosis
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum
GO:0005887 integral to plasma membrane
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus
GO:0006509 membrane protein ectodomain proteolysis
GO:0007219 Notch signaling pathway
GO:0007220 Notch receptor processing
GO:0008624 induction of apoptosis by extracellular signals
GO:0016485 protein processing
GO:0031293 membrane protein intracellular domain proteolysis
GO:0042470 melanosome
GO:0042987 amyloid precursor protein catabolic process
GO:0043085 positive regulation of catalytic activity
GO:0048011 nerve growth factor receptor signaling pathway



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