Key Specifications Table
|Species Reactivity||Key Applications||Host||Format||Antibody Type|
|H, Ma, Ech, Gr, Su||WB, ICC, IH(P)||M||Purified||Monoclonal Antibody|
|Description||Anti-Fascin Antibody, clone 55K2|
|Presentation||Liquid in 0.02M Phosphate buffer with 0.25M NaCl and 0.1% sodium azide.|
|Safety Information according to GHS|
|Storage and Shipping Information|
|Storage Conditions||Maintain at 2-8°C in undiluted aliquots up to 6 months after date of receipt.|
|Material Size||100 µg|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - 2391075||2391075|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - 2153020||2153020|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN - 2090935||2090935|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN -2517800||2517800|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN -2739321||2739321|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY||2942446|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - 2109530||2109530|
|MOUSE ANTI-FASCIN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY - 2297246||2297246|
|Reference overview||Pub Med ID|
|Protein expression dynamics during postnatal mouse brain development.|
Laeremans, A; Van de Plas, B; Clerens, S; Van den Bergh, G; Arckens, L; Hu, TT
Journal of experimental neuroscience 7 61-74 2013
We explored differential protein expression profiles in the mouse forebrain at different stages of postnatal development, including 10-day (P10), 30-day (P30), and adult (Ad) mice, by large-scale screening of proteome maps using two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis. Mass spectrometry analysis resulted in the identification of 251 differentially expressed proteins. Most molecular changes were observed between P10 compared to both P30 and Ad. Computational ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) confirmed these proteins as crucial molecules in the biological function of nervous system development. Moreover, IPA revealed Semaphorin signaling in neurons and the protein ubiquitination pathway as essential canonical pathways in the mouse forebrain during postnatal development. For these main biological pathways, the transcriptional regulation of the age-dependent expression of selected proteins was validated by means of in situ hybridization. In conclusion, we suggest that proteolysis and neurite outgrowth guidance are key biological processes, particularly during early brain maturation.
|The prognostic impact of TGF-β1, fascin, NF-κB and PKC-ζ expression in soft tissue sarcomas.|
Valkov, A; Sorbye, SW; Kilvaer, TK; Donnem, T; Smeland, E; Bremnes, RM; Busund, LT
PloS one 6 e17507 2011
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), fascin, nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) p105, protein-kinase C-zeta (PKC-ζ), partioning-defective protein-6 (Par-6), E-cadherin and vimentin are tumor promoting molecules through mechanisms involved in cell dedifferentiation. In soft tissue sarcomas, their expression profile is poorly defined and their significance is uncertain. We aimed to investigate the prognostic impact of TGF-β1, NF-κB p105, PKC-ζ, Par-6α, E-cadherin and vimentin in non-gastrointestinal stromal tumor soft tissue sarcomas (non-GIST STSs).Tumor samples and clinical data from 249 patients with non-GIST STS were obtained, and tissue microarrays (TMAs) were constructed for each specimen. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to evaluate marker expression in tumor cells.In univariate analysis, the expression levels of TGF-β1 (P = 0.016), fascin (P = 0.006), NF-κB p105 (P = 0.022) and PKC-ζ, (P = 0.042) were significant indicators for disease specific survival (DSS). In the multivariate analysis, high TGF-β1 expression was an independent negative prognostic factor for DSS (HR = 1.6, 95% CI = 1.1-2.4, P = 0.019) in addition to tumor depth, malignancy grade, metastasis at diagnosis, surgery and positive resection margins.Expression of TGF-β1 was significantly associated with aggressive behavior and shorter DSS in non-GIST STSs.Full Text Article
|The prognostic impact of NF-kappaB p105, vimentin, E-cadherin and Par6 expression in epithelial and stromal compartment in non-small-cell lung cancer.|
Al-Saad, S; Al-Shibli, K; Donnem, T; Persson, M; Bremnes, RM; Busund, LT
British journal of cancer 99 1476-83 2008
Vimentin, nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) p105, fascin, E-cadherin, TGF-beta, Par6 and atypical PKC are molecular markers that play an important role in cell differentiation. Herein, we investigate their prognostic impact in primary non-small-cell carcinoma (NSCLC). Tumour tissue samples from 335 resected patients with stage I-IIIA were used. Tissue microarrays were constructed from duplicate cores of both neoplastic cells and stromal cells and were immunohistochemically evaluated. In univariate analyses, high tumour epithelial cell expressions of NF-kappaB p105 (P=0.02) and E-cadherin (P=0.03) were positive prognostic indicators for disease-specific survival (DSS), whereas high tumour epithelial cell expression of vimentin (P=0.001) was a negative prognostic indicator. High expression of NF-kappaB p105 (P=0.001) and Par6 (P=0.0001) in the stromal compartment correlated with a good prognosis. In multivariate analyses, the tumour epithelial cell expression of NF-kappaB p105 (P=0.0001) and vimentin (P=0.005) and the stromal cell expression of NF-kappaB p105 (P=0.007) and Par6 (P=0.0001) were independent prognostic factors for DSS. High expression of NF-kappaB p105 and low expression of vimentin in tumour epithelial cells are independent predictors of better survival in primary NSCLC. In stromal cells, high expressions of NF-kappaB p105 and Par6 are both favourable independent prognostic indicators.
|Biologic significance of fascin expression in clear cell renal cell carcinoma: systematic analysis of primary and metastatic tumor tissues using a tissue microarray technique.|
Richard Zigeuner, Nikolaus Droschl, Volkmar Tauber, Peter Rehak, Cord Langner
Urology 68 518-22 2006
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the biologic significance of fascin, a globular actin cross-linking protein, involved in cell adhesion and motility, in primary and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS: A total of 136 primary clear cell RCCs and 54 clear cell RCC metastases were stained immunohistochemically using a tissue microarray technique. Distinct cytoplasmic staining was considered positive, and the staining results were associated with the pT stage, Fuhrman grade, tumor size, sarcomatoid morphology, and metastasis-free survival. For multivariate testing, Cox's proportional hazards regression model was used. RESULTS: Fascin expression was noted in 13 (10%) of 136 primary and 25 (46%) of 54 metastatic RCC specimens (P 0.001). Fascin expression was associated with high tumor stage (2 [3%] of 70 pT1 versus 11 [17%] of pT2/pT3; P = 0.008), high tumor grade (3 [3%] of 88 grade 1-2 versus 10 [21%] of 48 grade 3-4; P = 0.002), and large tumor size (P 0.001). In addition, 8 (62%) of 13 RCCs with sarcomatoid morphology expressed fascin compared with 5 (4%) of 123 RCCs without sarcomatoid transformation (P 0.001). Metastatic disease was noted in 10 (77%) of 13 patients with fascin-positive RCC compared with 26 (21%) of 121 patients with fascin-negative RCC (P 0.001). Multivariate analysis revealed pT Stage 1 or greater (P 0.001, risk ratio [RR] 8.6, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.8 to 26.5), Fuhrman grade greater than 2 (P 0.001, RR 12.7, 95% CI 4.6 to 35.4), fascin expression (P 0.001, RR 7.2, 95% CI 3.0 to 17.4), and female gender (P = 0.02, RR 2.5, 95% CI 1.1 to 5.5) as independent predictors of metastatic disease. CONCLUSIONS: Fascin immunoreactivity in RCC proved to be an independent predictor of metastatic disease and was demonstrated in almost one half of RCC metastases. Thus, fascin may be a promising molecular target for future cancer therapy.
|Arp2/3 is a negative regulator of growth cone translocation.|
Strasser, GA; Rahim, NA; VanderWaal, KE; Gertler, FB; Lanier, LM
Neuron 43 81-94 2004
Arp2/3 is an actin binding complex that is enriched in the peripheral lamellipodia of fibroblasts, where it forms a network of short, branched actin filaments, generating the protrusive force that extends lamellipodia and drives fibroblast motility. Although it has been assumed that Arp2/3 would play a similar role in growth cones, our studies indicate that Arp2/3 is enriched in the central, not the peripheral, region of growth cones and that the growth cone periphery contains few branched actin filaments. Arp2/3 inhibition in fibroblasts severely disrupts actin organization and membrane protrusion. In contrast, Arp2/3 inhibition in growth cones minimally affects actin organization and does not inhibit lamellipodia protrusion or de novo filopodia formation. Surprisingly, Arp2/3 inhibition significantly enhances axon elongation and causes defects in growth cone guidance. These results indicate that Arp2/3 is a negative regulator of growth cone translocation.
|Role of the actin bundling protein fascin in growth cone morphogenesis: localization in filopodia and lamellipodia.|
Cohan, C S, et al.
Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton, 48: 109-20 (2001) 2001
Growth cones at the distal tips of growing nerve axons contain bundles of actin filaments distributed throughout the lamellipodium and that project into filopodia. The regulation of actin bundling by specific actin binding proteins is likely to play an important role in many growth cone behaviors. Although the actin binding protein, fascin, has been localized in growth cones, little information is available on its functional significance. We used the large growth cones of the snail Helisoma to determine whether fascin was involved in temporal changes in actin filaments during growth cone morphogenesis. Fascin localized to radially oriented actin bundles in lamellipodia (ribs) and filopodia. Using a fascin antibody and a GFP fascin construct, we found that fascin incorporated into actin bundles from the beginning of growth cone formation at the cut end of axons. Fascin associated with most of the actin bundle except the proximal 6--12% adjacent to the central domain, which is the region associated with actin disassembly. Later, during growth cone morphogenesis when actin ribs shortened, the proximal fascin-free zone of bundles increased, but fascin was retained in the distal, filopodial portion of bundles. Treatment with tumor promoter 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA), which phosphorylates fascin and decreases its affinity for actin, resulted in loss of all actin bundles from growth cones. Our findings suggest that fascin may be particularly important for the linear structure and dynamics of filopodia and for lamellipodial rib dynamics by regulating filament organization in bundles.
|Fascin, an actin-bundling protein, induces membrane protrusions, and increases cell motility of epithelial cells|
Yamashiro, S., Yamakita, Y., Ono, S., and Matsumura, F.
Mol. Biol. Cell, 9:993-1006 (1998) 1998
|Fascin: A sensitive new marker for Reed-Sternberg cells of Hodgkin's Disease - Evidence for a dendritic or B cell derivation?|
Pinkus, G. S., Pinkus, J. L., Langhoff, E., Matsumura, F., Yamashiro, S., Mosialos, G., and Said, J. W.
American J. Pathology, 150:43-562 (1997) 1997
|Epstein-Barr virus infection induces expression in B lymphocytes of a novel gene encoding an evolutionary conserved 55-kD actin-bundling protein|
Mosialos, G., Yamashiro, S., Baughman, R.W., Matsudaira, P., Vara, L., Matsumura, F., Kieff, E., and Birkenbach, M.
J. Virology, 68:7320-7328 (1994) 1994
|Intracellular localization of 55kDa actin-bundling protein in cultured cells: spatial relationships with actin, alpha-actinin, tropomyosin, and fimbrin|
Yamashiro-Matsumura, S. and Matsumura, F.
J. Cell Biol., 103:631-640 (1985) 1985
|Anti-Fascin, clone 55K2 - Data Sheet|