Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
Deubiquitinating enzyme 8, hUBPy, HumORF8, KIAA0055, MGC129718, Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase 8, Ubiquitin-specific processing protease 8, Ubiquitin thioesterase 8, UBP, Ubiquitin Specific Protease 8.
Ubiquitinating enzymes (UBEs) catalyze protein ubiquitination, a reversible process countered by deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) action. Five DUB subfamilies are recognized, including the USP, UCH, OTU, MJD, and JAMM enzymes. The deubiquitinating enzyme ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8/UBPy) is a cysteine protease belonging to the USP/UBP subfamily. Research studies have shown that USP8 is an essential growth-regulated enzyme indispensible for cell proliferation and survival. Indeed, conditional knock-out of murine USP8 was shown to promote a dramatic loss in expression of receptor tyrosine kinases, including EGFR, ErbB3, and c-Met. In agreement with these findings, USP8 inactivation leads to enhanced ubiquitination of ligand-activated EGFR. Furthermore, phosphorylation of USP8 at Ser680 results in its binding of 14-3-3, catalytic inactivation, and reduced EGFR deubiquitination. It appears as though USP8, in conjunction with components of the ESCRT-0 complex, plays an integral role in the early endosomal sorting machinery that functions to protect EGFR from lysosomal degradation.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to an internal sequence of human USP 8 (BV-L43)
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) of antibody in PBS pH 7.2 containing 0.01 % BSA, 0.01 % thimerosal, and 50 % glycerol.
Affinity Purified Antibody
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot: 1-4 µg/ml.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.