Specificity<0.2% cross-reactivity to TRAIL R3 peptide of the same region.
Not likely to bind TRAIL R1 due to low sequence homology in this region.
Antibody binds to a similar size protein from mouse spleen on Westerns.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use 1µl for 106 cells.
FunctionReceptor for the cytotoxic ligand TNFSF10/TRAIL. The adapter molecule FADD recruits caspase-8 to the activated receptor. The resulting death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) performs caspase-8 proteolytic activation which initiates the subsequent cascade of caspases (aspartate-specific cysteine proteases) mediating apoptosis. Promotes the activation of NF-kappa-B. Essential for ER stress-induced apoptosis.
Tissue specificityWidely expressed in adult and fetal tissues; very highly expressed in tumor cell lines such as HeLaS3, K-562, HL-60, SW480, A-549 and G-361; highly expressed in heart, peripheral blood lymphocytes, liver, pancreas, spleen, thymus, prostate, ovary, uterus, placenta, testis, esophagus, stomach and throughout the intestinal tract; not detectable in brain.
Involvement in diseaseSquamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
Sequence similaritiesContains 1 death domain. Contains 3 TNFR-Cys repeats.