Key Specifications Table
|Species Reactivity||Key Applications||Host||Format||Antibody Type|
|A||DB, IP, WB, ICC||M||Purified||Monoclonal Antibody|
|Presentation||Purified mouse monoclonal IgG1κ in buffer containing PBS with 0.05% sodium azide.|
|Safety Information according to GHS|
|Material Size||100 µg|
|Reference overview||Pub Med ID|
|Snurportin1, an m3G-cap-specific nuclear import receptor with a novel domain structure. |
Huber, J, et al.
EMBO J., 17: 4114-26 (1998) 1998
The nuclear import of the spliceosomal snRNPs U1, U2, U4 and U5, is dependent on the presence of a complex nuclear localization signal (NLS). The latter is composed of the 5'-2,2,7-terminal trimethylguanosine (m3G) cap structure of the U snRNA and the Sm core domain. Here, we describe the isolation and cDNA cloning of a 45 kDa protein, termed snurportin1, which interacts specifically with m3G-cap but not m7G-cap structures. Snurportin1 enhances the m3G-capdependent nuclear import of U snRNPs in both Xenopus laevis oocytes and digitonin-permeabilized HeLa cells, demonstrating that it functions as an snRNP-specific nuclear import receptor. Interestingly, solely the m3G-cap and not the Sm core NLS appears to be recognized by snurportin1, indicating that at least two distinct import receptors interact with the complex snRNP NLS. Snurportin1 represents a novel nuclear import receptor which contains an N-terminal importin beta binding (IBB) domain, essential for function, and a C-terminal m3G-cap-binding region with no structural similarity to the arm repeat domain of importin alpha.
|A monoclonal antibody against 2,2,7-trimethylguanosine that reacts with intact, class U, small nuclear ribonucleoproteins as well as with 7-methylguanosine-capped RNAs. |
Bochnig, P, et al.
Eur. J. Biochem., 168: 461-7 (1987) 1987
A hybridoma secreting a monoclonal antibody (H-20) that recognizes the 2,2,7-trimethylguanosine(m3G)-containing cap structure of U snRNAs was derived from a mouse which was immunized with a m3G-containing human serum albumin conjugate. The antibody specifically reacts with intact small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles, U snRNPs, and allows the snRNPs U1 to U6 to be isolated in one step from nuclear extracts of eucaryotic cells by affinity chromatography on a preparative scale. Antibody-bound snRNPs are desorbed from the affinity column by elution with excess of the cross-reactive nucleoside 7-methylguanosine (m7G), which guarantees maintenance of their native structure. The 20 affinity column also allows the snRNPs U1, U2 and U5 to be separated from U4/U6 RNPs by sequential elution of the particles with m7G under differential salt concentrations. As determined by competitive radioimmunoassay and protein-A--Sepharose immunoprecipitation, mAb H-20 crossreacts with intact m7G cap structures. In particular we could show that non-denatured m7G-capped SP6/beta-globin RNA was precipitated efficiently by the antibody while GpppG-capped or non-capped RNAs did not react. Thus the monoclonal antibody H-20 should have a wide application, not only for studying the molecular biology and immunology of the U snRNPs from diverse organisms, but also for the characterization and isolation of m7G-capped transcripts.
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