SpecificitySpecific for Clavesin 1/2 protein doublet in Western blots of Rat brain lysate. Isoform-specific knock down in cultured hippocampal neurons indicates that the lower and upper bands are Clavesin 1 and 2, respectively.
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1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 41 kDa.
RelevanceClavesin (clathrin vesicle associated Sec14 protein) is a novel neuron specific protein that has recently been identified and shown to be required for normal morphology of late endosomes and/or lysosomes as lentiviral-mediated knockdown of clavesin in hippocampal neurons causes lysosomal defects (Katoh et al., 2009). Additionally, upregulation of clavesin in human hepatocellular carcinoma has recently been demonstrated thus making it a useful marker for this disease state (Zhao et al., 2008).