Western blot analysis of extracts from various cell lines using BCL9 Antibody. KARPAS cell Line source: Dr Abraham Karpas at the University of Cambridge.
Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA and 50% glycerol. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.
For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v BSA, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
From sample preparation to detection, the reagents you need for your Western Blot are now in one convenient kit: #12957 Western Blotting Application Solutions Kit
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised June 2020
Protocol Id: 10
BCL9 Antibody recognizes endogenous levels of total BCL9 protein. The antibody also cross-reacts with an unidentified protein of 21 kDa in some cell lines.
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding His138 of human BCL9 protein. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
B-cell CLL/lymphoma 9 protein (BCL9) is a widely conserved adaptor protein that functions as a transcriptional co-activator in the canonical Wnt signaling pathway (1,2). BCL9 is a core component of a nuclear protein complex (BCL9, LEF/TCF, β-catenin and PYGO) that regulates the transcription of Wnt-dependent target genes (3). Research studies show that disrupting the interaction between BCL9 and β-catenin suppresses oncogenic Wnt signaling, suggesting a potential avenue for therapeutic intervention in Wnt-mediated cancers (4). BCL9 promotes association of PYGO with the tail of histone H3 that has been methylated at lysine 4 (H3K4me), suggesting a specific chromatin remodeling function for BCL9 in the Wnt signaling pathway (5). Research studies in colon epithelium and adenocarcinomas suggest that BCL9 is required to mediate Wnt-dependent stem cell behaviors, such as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (6). Crystallography studies revealed that BCL9 contains a β-catenin binding site that is distinct from the majority of known β-catenin binding partners, making it an attractive target for therapeutic drug development (7).
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