Overview

  • Product nameAnti-ALK antibody [SP8]
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  • Description
    Rabbit monoclonal [SP8] to ALK
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant fragment: WQHQP EDRP NFAIIL ERI EYCTQDP DV INTALPIE Y GPLVEEEEK VPVRPKDPEG VPPLLVSQQ A KREEERSP AA PPPLPTT SSG KAAKKP TAAE VSVRV PRG, corresponding to amino acids 1366-1468 of Human ALK, a region which spans the tyrosine kinase catalytic domain and part of the C-terminus of the NPM-ALK transcript.

  • Positive control
    • Anaplastic lymphoma
  • General notesThe amino acid sequence used to raise this antibody was: aa 426-528.


    This antibody recognises a human p80 protein, identified as a hybrid of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene and the nucleophosmin (NPM) gene resulting from the t(2;5)(p23;q35) translocation found in a third of large cell lymphomas. This rabbit polyclonal antibody can be used to detect p80 in these lymphomas and may also be used to detect a recently described subtype of large B cell lymphoma, which expresses the full-length ALK protein.

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab16670 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration. Predicted molecular weight: 176 kDa. PubMed: 21847362
IHC-P 1/100.

Antigen retrieval: Boil tissue section in 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10 min followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 min.

Target

  • FunctionNeuronal receptor tyrosine kinase that is essentially and transiently expressed in specific regions of the central and peripheral nervous systems and plays an important role in the genesis and differentiation of the nervous system. Transduces signals from ligands at the cell surface, through specific activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. Phosphorylates almost exclusively at the first tyrosine of the Y-x-x-x-Y-Y motif. Following activation by ligand, ALK induces tyrosine phosphorylation of CBL, FRS2, IRS1 and SHC1, as well as of the MAP kinases MAPK1/ERK2 and MAPK3/ERK1. Acts as a receptor for ligands pleiotrophin (PTN), a secreted growth factor, and midkine (MDK), a PTN-related factor, thus participating in PTN and MDK signal transduction. PTN-binding induces MAPK pathway activation, which is important for the anti-apoptotic signaling of PTN and regulation of cell proliferation. MDK-binding induces phosphorylation of the ALK target insulin receptor substrate (IRS1), activates mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and PI3-kinase, resulting also in cell proliferation induction. Drives NF-kappa-B activation, probably through IRS1 and the activation of the AKT serine/threonine kinase. Recruitment of IRS1 to activated ALK and the activation of NF-kappa-B are essential for the autocrine growth and survival signaling of MDK.
  • Tissue specificityExpressed in brain and CNS. Also expressed in the small intestine and testis, but not in normal lymphoid cells.
  • Involvement in diseaseA chromosomal aberration involving ALK is found in a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Translocation t(2;5)(p23;q35) with NPM1. The resulting chimeric NPM1-ALK protein homodimerize and the kinase becomes constitutively activated. The constitutively active fusion proteins are responsible for 5-10% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
    A chromosomal aberration involving ALK is associated with inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs). Translocation t(2;11)(p23;p15) with CARS; translocation t(2;4)(p23;q21) with SEC31A.
    A chromosomal aberration involving ALK is associated with anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). Translocation t(2;17)(p23;q25) with ALO17.
    Neuroblastoma 3
    The ALK signaling pathway plays an important role in glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor of adults and one of the most lethal cancers. It regulates both glioblastoma migration and growth.
    A chromosomal aberration involving ALK is found in one subject with colorectal cancer. Translocation t(2;2)(p23.1;p23.3). A 5 million base pair tandem duplication generates an in-frame WDCP-ALK gene fusion.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the protein kinase superfamily. Tyr protein kinase family. Insulin receptor subfamily.
    Contains 1 LDL-receptor class A domain.
    Contains 2 MAM domains.
    Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Phosphorylated at tyrosine residues by autocatalysis, which activates kinase activity. In cells not stimulated by a ligand, receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase beta and zeta complex (PTPRB/PTPRZ1) dephosphorylates ALK at the sites in ALK that are undergoing autophosphorylation through autoactivation. Phosphorylation at Tyr-1507 is critical for SHC1 association.
    N-glycosylated.
  • Cellular localizationCell membrane. Membrane attachment was crucial for promotion of neuron-like differentiation and cell proliferation arrest through specific activation of the MAP kinase pathway.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • Alk antibody
    • ALK tyrosine kinase receptor antibody
    • ALK/EML4 fusion gene, included antibody
    • ALK/NPM1 fusion gene, included antibody
    • ALK_HUMAN antibody
    • anaplastic lymphoma kinase (Ki-1) antibody
    • Anaplastic lymphoma kinase antibody
    • Anaplastic lymphoma kinase Ki1 antibody
    • anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase antibody
    • CD 246 antibody
    • CD246 antibody
    • CD246 antigen antibody
    • EC 2.7.10.1 antibody
    • Ki 1 antibody
    • Ki1 antibody
    • mutant anaplastic lymphoma kinase antibody
    • NBLST 3 antibody
    • NBLST3 antibody
    • Tcrz antibody
    • TFG/ALK antibody
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Anti-ALK antibody [SP8] images

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of Human anaplastic lymphoma tissue labelling ALK with ab16670.

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human anaplastic lymphoma tissue labelling ALK with ab16670 at 1/100.

References for Anti-ALK antibody [SP8] (ab16670)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Wang YW  et al. Identification of oncogenic point mutations and hyperphosphorylation of anaplastic lymphoma kinase in lung cancer. Neoplasia 13:704-15 (2011). WB, IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 21847362) »
  • Lagarrigue F  et al. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 is upregulated in nucleophosmin-anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive anaplastic lymphomas and activated at the cell surface by the chaperone heat shock protein 90 to promote cell invasion. Cancer Res 70:6978-87 (2010). IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 20699364) »

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