The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use at 5-15 µg/mg of lysate.
1/1000 - 1/5000. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
Application notesIs unsuitable for WB.
FunctionFunctions in nuclear protein import as nuclear transport receptor. Serves as receptor for nuclear localization signals (NLS) in cargo substrates. Is thought to mediate docking of the importin/substrate complex to the nuclear pore complex (NPC) through binding to nucleoporin and the complex is subsequently translocated through the pore by an energy requiring, Ran-dependent mechanism. At the nucleoplasmic side of the NPC, Ran binds to the importin, the importin/substrate complex dissociates and importin is re-exported from the nucleus to the cytoplasm where GTP hydrolysis releases Ran. The directionality of nuclear import is thought to be conferred by an asymmetric distribution of the GTP- and GDP-bound forms of Ran between the cytoplasm and nucleus (By similarity). Mediates the nuclear import of RPS3A. In vitro, mediates the nuclear import of human cytomegalovirus UL84 by recognizing a non-classical NLS.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the importin beta family. Contains 6 HEAT repeats. Contains 1 importin N-terminal domain.
Detection of Importin4 in Immunoprecipitates of HeLa whole cell lysate (1 mg for IP, 20% of IP loaded) using ab99271 at 10 µg/mg lysate for IP. ab99270, which recognizes an
upstream epitope, was used at 1 µg/ml for subsequent Western blot detection. Lane 2 represents control IgG IP. Detection: Chemiluminescence with an exposure time of 5 seconds.
References for Anti-Importin4 antibody (ab99271)
This product has been referenced in:
Wei Y et al. Importin 8 regulates the transport of mature microRNAs into the cell nucleus. J Biol Chem289:10270-5 (2014).
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