Anti-TERT Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody

10076-380EA 623.55 CAD
Anti-TERT Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody
Telomerase is a reverse transcriptase that adds telomeric repeats (TTAGGG)n to chromosomal ends, compensating for the telomere shortening that occurs with DNA replication. In normal human somatic cells, telomerase is repressed and telomeres progressively shorten, leading to limited lifespan and senescence. Reactivation of telomerase activity is associated with human cancer and cell immortalization. Approximately 85% of human cancers, including breast, prostate, stomach, bladder, colon, and liver cancer, have telomerase activity, whereas most normal somatic cells do not. The specificity of telomerase to human cancer has led to investigations of telomerase activity and expression as a tumor marker. For example, the presence of telomerase activity in human urine has been identified as a marker for human bladder carcinoma. Human telomerase consists of three major subunits: a catalytic protein subunit called hTERT (for human TElomerase Reverse Transcriptase), a template RNA called hTR, and telomerase-associated protein (TEP-1). TERT and hTR are minimally required to reconstitute telomerase activity in vitro. In human cells, hTR is constitutively expressed; TERT transcription is a primary mechanism for regulation of telomerase activity.

TERT antibody can be used in immunohistochemistry starting at 1:50, and flow cytometry starting at 1:1.

Sterile Filtration

0.02 M potassium phosphate, 0.15 M NaCl, pH 7.2, 0.01% sodium azide.

Aliquot and store at -20°C or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.

Antigen: TERT
Clonality: Polyclonal
Conjugation: Unconjugated
Host: Rabbit
Reactivity: Human
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