- First try to dissolve a small amount of peptide in either water or buffer. The more charged residues on a peptide, the more soluble it is in aqueous solutions. - If the peptide doesn’t dissolve try an organic solvent e.g. DMSO, then dilute using water or buffer. - Consider that any solvent used must be compatible with your assay. If a peptide does not dissolve and you need to recover it, lyophilise to remove the solvent. - Gentle warming and sonication can effectively aid peptide solubilisation. If the solution is cloudy or has gelled the peptide may be in suspension rather than solubilised. - Peptides containing cysteine are easily oxidised, so should be prepared in solution just prior to use.
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Preparation and Storage
Stability and Storage
Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
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Core component of nucleosome which plays a central role in DNA double strand break (DSB) repair. Nucleosomes wrap and compact DNA into chromatin, limiting DNA accessibility to the cellular machineries which require DNA as a template. Histones thereby play a central role in transcription regulation, DNA repair, DNA replication and chromosomal stability. DNA accessibility is regulated via a complex set of post-translational modifications of histones, also called histone code, and nucleosome remodeling.
Post-translational modification for Saccharomyces cerevisiae:
Phosphorylated to form H2AS128ph (gamma-H2A) in response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) generated by exogenous genotoxic agents and by stalled replication forks. Phosphorylation is dependent on the DNA damage checkpoint kinases MEC1/ATR and TEL1/ATM, spreads on either side of a detected DSB site and may mark the surrounding chromatin for recruitment of proteins required for DNA damage signaling and repair. Gamma-H2A interacts with ARP4, a shared component of the NuA4 histone acetyltransferase complex and the INO80 and SWR1 chromatin remodeling complexes, and serves to recruit first NuA4, mediating histone H4 acetylation, and subsequently the INO80/SWR1 complexes, facilitating DNA resection, to DSB sites. Gamma-H2A is required for sequestering cohesin around the break site, which is important for efficient post-replicative double-strand break repair by homologous recombination, holding the damaged chromatid close to its undamaged sister template. Gamma-H2A is removed from the DNA prior to the strand invasion-primer extension step of the repair process and subsequently dephosphorylated by PPH3, a component of the histone H2A phosphatase complex (HTP-C). Dephosphorylation is necessary for efficient recovery from the DNA damage checkpoint.
N-acetylated by NAT4.
Acetylated by ESA1, a component of the NuA4 histone acetyltransferase (HAT) complex, to form H2AK4ac and H2AK7ac.
Glutamine methylation at Gln-106 (H2AQ105me) by NOP1 is specifically dedicated to polymerase I. It is present at 35S ribosomal DNA locus and impairs binding of the FACT complex.
Sumoylated to from H2AK126su. May lead to transcriptional repression.
Post-translational modification for Schizosaccharomyces pombe:
Phosphorylated to form H2AS128ph (gamma-H2A) in response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) generated by exogenous genotoxic agents and by stalled replication forks. Phosphorylation is dependent on the DNA damage checkpoint kinases rad3/ATR and tel1/ATM, spreads on either side of a detected DSB site and may mark the surrounding chromatin for recruitment of proteins required for DNA damage signaling and repair. Gamma-H2A is required for recruiting crb2, a modulator of DNA damage checkpoint signaling, to DSB sites. Gamma-H2A is removed from the DNA prior to the strand invasion-primer extension step of the repair process and subsequently dephosphorylated. Dephosphorylation is necessary for efficient recovery from the DNA damage checkpoint.
Acetylated by esa1 to form H2AK4ac and H2AK7ac.
Western blot - S. pombe Histone H2A (phospho S129) peptide (ab17576)
ab17353 recognised a band of the predicted size in S. pombe lysate (lane 1). This band was blocked by the immunising peptide (lane 2) but not by the unmodified version of the immunising peptide (lane 3). This suggests specificity for the modified residue.
This product has been referenced in:
Fletcher J et al. Nutrient Limitation Inactivates Mrc1-to-Cds1 Checkpoint Signalling in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Cells7:N/A (2018).
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