Anti-Beta-Catenin (9F2) Monoclonal Antibody


Project #:  D1995-12a


Antigen Specificity: Beta – catenin


Clone: 9F2


Host species: Mouse


Reactive species: Human, Mouse



The monoclonal antibody 9F2 reacts with human and mouse beta-catenin. Beta-catenin, along with alpha-catenin and gamma-catenin, belongs to the family of catenins. Catenins comprise a large family of Ca2+-dependent, homotypic cell-cell adhesion molecules that play important roles in development, epithelial cell polarity and tumor progression. Beta-catenin potentiates hyperproliferation and tumor formation. In the nucleus beta-catenin, it complexes with transcription factors and thus regulates the expression of specific genes. By its dual role, i.e. a structural role in cell-cell junctions and a regulatory role in the nucleus, beta-catenin can transduce changes in cell adhesion and junction formation to control transmembrane signalling and gene expression.


Applications: Western blot, Immunoprecipitation, Immunofluorescence



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For Information, Contact:
Stephen Snider
AVP Tech Transfer
The University of Toledo
419 530 6225
Margaret Wheelock
James Wahl
Keith Johnson