C110295Millipore offers PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten) Antibodies, Kits, Proteins, and Milliplex products. See below for related products for PTEN.
The protein and lipid phosphatase PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten) has been suggested to play a role in tumorgenesis. PTEN is a tumor suppressor whose loss permits constitutive signaling through the PI3K pathway and is sufficient to cause cancer. In normal cells, in conjunction with FOXO1A and PTEN function together to restrain cell growth. PTEN metabolizes the product of PI3K phosphorylation of PI(4,5)P2 following receptor activation, creating PI(3,4,5)P3. In cells lacking PTEN, there are elevated levels of PI(3,4,5)P3, which acts as a potent second messenger promoting oncogenesis.