|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Product Name||Anti-MCM4 Antibody|
|Storage & Handling||At -20°C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4°C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20°C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.|
|Description||Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for DNA replication licensing factor MCM4(MCM4) detection. Tested with WB in Human;Mouse;Rat.|
|Cite This Product||Anti-MCM4 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA1652)|
|Contents/Buffer||Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.|
|Immunogen||A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminus of human MCM4(815-829aa TPALKYQQLFEDIRG), identical to the related rat and mouse sequences.|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
Assay Dilutions Overview
Western blot, 0.1-0.5μg/ml, Human, Mouse, Rat
Boster's Secondary Antibodies And IHC, WB Kits
The following reagents are used to generate the images below.Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot.
Images And Assay Conditions
Anti-MCM4 antibody, PA1652, Western blotting
Lane 1: PANC Cell Lysate
Lane 2: HELA Cell Lysate
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Lane 4: JURKAT Cell Lysate
Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)
|Protein Name||DNA replication licensing factor MCM4|
|Alternative Names||DNA replication licensing factor MCM4;220.127.116.11;CDC21 homolog;P1-CDC21;MCM4;CDC21;|
|Subcellular Localization||Nucleus .|
|Molecular Weight||96558 MW|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.
|Protein Function||Acts as component of the MCM2-7 complex (MCM complex) which is the putative replicative helicase essential for 'once per cell cycle' DNA replication initiation and elongation in eukaryotic cells. The active ATPase sites in the MCM2-7 ring are formed through the interaction surfaces of two neighboring subunits such that a critical structure of a conserved arginine finger motif is provided in trans relative to the ATP-binding site of the Walker A box of the adjacent subunit. The six ATPase active sites, however, are likely to contribute differentially to the complex helicase activity. .|
|Research Areas||Human, Mouse, Rat
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|Background||MCM4(MINICHROMOSOME MAINTENANCE, S. CEREVISIAE, HOMOLOG OF, 4), also called CDC21, S. POMBE, HOMOLOG OF, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MCM4 gene. MCM4 is one of the highly conserved mini-chromosome maintenance proteins(MCM) that are essential for the initiation of eukaryotic genome replication. The MCM4 gene is mapped to 8q11.21. The 864-amino acid MCM4 protein has an observed molecular mass of 97 kD by SDS-PAGE, which is similar to its calculated molecular mass of 96.6 kD. Western blot analysis with and without phosphatase treatment suggested that MCM4 is highly phosphorylated in mitotic cells. In the absence of DDK, CDK phosphorylation at the distal part of the Mcm4 NSD becomes crucial.MCM4 encodes a subunit of the MCM2-7 complex(also known as MCM2-MCM7), the replication licensing factor and presumptive replicative helicase.|
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Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugationA: Yes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about BSA-free antibodies and availability. The new BSA-free formula uses trehalose as a replacement to BSA. We have tested many alternative chemicals and found that trehalose protects the antibodies the best.
Q: Is your western blot protocol provided from the website applicable for all your antibodies? Keyword: applications, WBA: The protocol is applicable for all our antibodies in WB, the NC Membrane(0.45μm or 0.22μm) and transfer time(70 mins or 50 mins) depends on the protein molecular weight, details can be found in included protocol.
Q: Can I conjugate markers to this antibody? Can I link custom conjugates to this antibody? Keyword: conjugationA: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact email@example.com
Q: What should I use for negative control?A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signalA: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the immunogen sequence of this antibody? Is this antibody polyclonal or monoclonal?A: You can find the immunogen sequence under "
Q: What is the expected band size? Why is it different than the observed band size?A: The expected band size is predicted on the size of the protein. The actual band size may be affected by a few other factors including but not limited to:<br>1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected<br>2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands <br><br>3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody. <br><br>4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.<br>5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher., <br>
Q: What is the suggested dilution ratio for Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and or ELISA standards? What is the optimal pH for the sample?A: Check the datasheet for the product for details on dilution ratios for different experiments. You can find the datasheet button on the right side of the product page.
Q: What is the protocol you used for your Western blotting (WB) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?A: Check our protocols under the tech support tab.