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For western blots, incubate membrane with diluted primary antibody in 5% w/v nonfat dry milk, 1X TBS, 0.1% Tween® 20 at 4°C with gentle shaking, overnight.
NOTE: Please refer to primary antibody product webpage for recommended antibody dilution.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
Load 20 µl onto SDS-PAGE gel (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: Volumes are for 10 cm x 10 cm (100 cm2) of membrane; for different sized membranes, adjust volumes accordingly.
* Avoid repeated exposure to skin.
posted June 2005
revised June 2020
Protocol Id: 263
Human, Mouse, Rat, Monkey
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding Gly142 of human ALKBH5 protein.
N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is an abundant and reversible RNA modification that plays an important role in mRNA splicing, processing, and stability. Demethylation of m6A is carried out by two enzymes, fat mass and obesity-related protein (FTO) and AlkB homolog 5 (ALKBH5). ALKBH5 belongs to the AlkB subfamily of Fe(II) and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases, and specifically recognizes the m6A modification within a conserved binding pocket (1). ALKBH5 knockout mice have been shown to be viable but harbor defects in spermatogenesis, primarily due to rampant apoptosis in spermatocytes (2). Specifically, ALKBH5 is required for late meiotic and haploid phases of spermatogenesis, and loss of m6A removal impairs mRNA splicing and stability necessary for the expression of key meiotic genes (3). ALKBH5 expression has been shown to be elevated in hypoxic models of breast cancer, resulting in increased m6A demethylation of NANOG mRNA and consequently promoting increased NANOG protein expression and accumulation of breast cancer stem cells (4). Knockdown of ALKBH5 has been shown to impair tumor formation in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, and inhibition of ALKBH5 also represses tumorigenesis in glioblastoma stem-like cells (4-5). Interestingly, ALKBH5 may also show promise as a novel biomarker for pancreatic cancer, where increased expression was associated with higher overall survival rates (6).
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