|Other Names||Protein farnesyltransferase subunit beta, FTase-beta, CAAX farnesyltransferase subunit beta, Ras proteins prenyltransferase subunit beta, FNTB|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP2414a was selected from the N-term region of human FNTB . A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.|
|Format||Peptides are lyophilized in a solid powder format. Peptides can be reconstituted in solution using the appropriate buffer as needed.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Essential subunit of the farnesyltransferase complex. Catalyzes the transfer of a farnesyl moiety from farnesyl diphosphate to a cysteine at the fourth position from the C-terminus of several proteins having the C-terminal sequence Cys-aliphatic-aliphatic-X.|
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Eukaryotic cells contain 3 different types of prenyltransferases that attach either a farnesyl group (15 carbons) or a geranylgeranyl group (20 carbons) in thioether linkage to C-terminal cysteine residues in a variety of proteins. These posttranslational modifications provide a mechanism for membrane localization of proteins that lack a transmembrane domain. CAAX farnesyltransferase (FTase) attaches a farnesyl group from farnesyl pyrophosphate to cysteine residues at the fourth position from the C terminus of proteins that end in the CAAX box, where C is cysteine, A is usually but not always an aliphatic amino acid, and X is typically methionine or serine. This enzyme has the ability to farnesylate peptides as short as 4 residues in length that conform to the CAAX consensus sequence. The gene for the beta subunit of CAAX farnesyltransferase (FNTB) has been pinpointed to 14q23-q24 by Southern blot hybridization and PCR analyses of panels of human/Chinese hamster somatic cell hybrid lines and by fluorescence chromosomal in situ hybridization.
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