GeneTex
United States (US)

Aconitase 1 blocking peptide

Cat No. GTX88570-PEP

Application ELISA, Apuri, Blocking
Species Human
APPLICATION

Application Note

*Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the researcher.
Application Dilution
ELISA Assay dependent
Apuri Assay dependent
Blocking Assay dependent
Not tested in other applications.

Specificity/Sensitivity

The peptide was used in the production of GTX88570.
PROPERTIES

Form

Lyophilized powder

Buffer

Lyophilized from 5% (v/v) acetonitrile/H₂O. Reconstitute pellet in 200μl distilled water to obtain a 0.5mg/ml peptide solution.

Note

For In vitro laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
TARGET

Synonyms

ACO1 blocking peptide , IREBP1 blocking peptide , IREBP blocking peptide , ACONS blocking peptide , IREB1 blocking peptide , IRP1 blocking peptide

Background

The protein encoded by this gene is a bifunctional, cytosolic protein that functions as an essential enzyme in the TCA cycle and interacts with mRNA to control the levels of iron inside cells. When cellular iron levels are high, this protein binds to a 4Fe-4S cluster and functions as an aconitase. Aconitases are iron-sulfur proteins that function to catalyze the conversion of citrate to isocitrate. When cellular iron levels are low, the protein binds to iron-responsive elements (IREs), which are stem-loop structures found in the 5' UTR of ferritin mRNA, and in the 3' UTR of transferrin receptor mRNA. When the protein binds to IRE, it results in repression of translation of ferritin mRNA, and inhibition of degradation of the otherwise rapidly degraded transferrin receptor mRNA. The encoded protein has been identified as a moonlighting protein based on its ability to perform mechanistically distinct functions. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2014]
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