Met is a receptor protein-tyrosine kinase (RPTK) for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), which is a multifunctional cytokine controlling cell growth, morphogenesis, and motility. Met overexpression has been identified in a variety of human cancers (1). Met kinase domain possesses unique features that distinguish met from other members of the src family of protein tyrosine kinases. These results also demonstrate that the product of the activated met gene is a fusion protein and that the amino terminal end of this fusion protein exhibits homology to laminin B1 (2). Data suggest that RanBP9, functioning as an adaptor protein for the Met tyrosine kinase domain, can augment the HGF-Met signaling pathway and that RanBP9 overexpression may cause constitutive activation of the Ras signaling pathway (2). Interaction of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) with its receptor, the Met tyrosine kinase, results in invasive growth, a genetic program essential to embryonic development and implicated in tumor metastasis. Met-mediated invasive growth requires autophosphorylation of the receptor on tyrosines located in the kinase activation loop (Tyr(1234)-Tyr(1235)) and in the tail (Tyr(1349)-Tyr(1356)).
Suitable for use in Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation, Immunohistochemistry and Immunocytochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Manufactured incorporating RabMAb(R) technology under Epitomics US patents, No 5,675,063 and 7,429,487, owned by Abcam.