Valsolin Containing Protein (VCP) is a member of a family that includes putative ATP-binding proteins involved in vesicle transport and fusion, 26S proteasome function, and assembly of peroxisomes. p97/VCP (valosin containing protein) belongs to the AAA ATPase family, predicted molecular weight 97kD. VCP, as a structural protein, is associated with clathrin, and heat-shock protein Hsc70, to form a complex. VCP has been implicated in a number of cellular events that are regulated during mitosis, including homotypic membrane fusion, spindle pole body function, and ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation.
Valosin-containing protein (VCP or p97) belongs to the AAA (ATPase associated activities) family and acts as a molecular chaperone to a wide variety of cellular activities. Some of these activities include the alteration of both nuclear and mitotic golgi membranes, ubiquitin-proteasome dependent protein degradation, regulation of the NF-kappa b pathway, and extraction of membrane proteins. VCP has been shown to contain a substrate binding domain (N) and two conserved ATPase domains (D1 and D2). The three dimensional structure of VCP resembles that of a cylinder with the D1 and D2 stacked upon one another in a homo-hexameric ring formation. VCP is involved in the formation of neuronal inclusion bodies in neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson's Disease.
Suitable for use in Western Blot and immunoprecipitation. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1:500-1:2000
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.