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Mouse GSK3B ORF mammalian expression plasmid, C-Myc tag

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Mouse GSK3B cDNA Clone Product Information
NCBI RefSeq:NM_019827.6
RefSeq ORF Size:1263bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Mus musculus glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta with C terminal Myc tag.
Gene Synonym:GSK3, GSK-3, C86142, GSK-3beta, 7330414F15Rik, 8430431H08Rik, Gsk3b
Restriction Site:KpnI + XbaI (6kb + 1.31kb)
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Antibiotic in E.coli:Kanamycin
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:Hygromycin
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
Mouse GSK3B Gene Plasmid Map
Mouse GSK3B ORF mammalian expression plasmid, C-Myc tag
Myc Tag Info

A myc tag is a polypeptide protein tag derived from the c-myc gene product that can be added to a protein using recombinant DNA technology. It can be used for affinity chromatography, then used to separate recombinant, overexpressed protein from wild type protein expressed by the host organism. It can also be used in the isolation of protein complexes with multiple subunits.

A myc tag can be used in many different assays that require recognition by an antibody. If there is no antibody against the studied protein, adding a myc-tag allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the Myc epitope. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by Western blotting.

The peptide sequence of the myc-tag is: N-EQKLISEEDL-C (1202 Da). It can be fused to the C-terminus and the N-terminus of a protein. It is advisable not to fuse the tag directly behind the signal peptide of a secretory protein, since it can interfere with translocation into the secretory pathway.

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GSK3B is a serine-threonine kinase, belonging to the glycogen synthase kinase subfamily. It Contains 1 protein kinase domain, and is expressed in testis, thymus, prostate and ovary and weakly expressed in lung, brain and kidney. GSK3B is involved in energy metabolism, neuronal cell development, and body pattern formation. Polymorphisms in GSK3B gene have been implicated in modifying risk of Parkinson disease, and studies in mice show that overexpression of this gene may be relevant to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease. GSK3B participates in the Wnt signaling pathway. It is implicated in the hormonal control of several regulatory proteins including glycogen synthase, MYB and the transcription factor JUN. Phosphorylates JUN at sites proximal to its DNA-binding domain, thereby reducing its affinity for DNA. Phosphorylates MUC1 in breast cancer cells, and decreases the interaction of MUC1 with CTNNB1/beta-catenin. GSK3B also plays an important role in ERBB2-dependent stabilization of microtubules at the cell cortex. It prevents the phosphorylation of APC and CLASP2, allowing its association with the cell membrane. In turn, membrane-bound APC allows the localization of MACF1 to the cell membrane, which is required for microtubule capture and stabilization. GSK3B phosphorylates MACF1 and this phosphorylation inhibits the binding of MACF1 to microtubules which is critical for its role in bulge stem cell migration and skin wound repair. It may be required for early embryo development and neuron differentiation.

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  • Ban JO, et al. (2011) Troglitazone, a PPAR agonist, inhibits human prostate cancer cell growth through inactivation of NFκB via suppression of GSK-3β expression. Cancer Biol Ther. 12(4):288-96.
  • Tsukigi M, et al. (2012) Re-expression of miR-199a suppresses renal cancer cell proliferation and survival by targeting GSK-3β. Cancer Lett. 315(2):189-97.
  • Nandan D, et al. (2012) Myeloid cell IL-10 production in response to leishmania involves inactivation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β downstream of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase. J Immunol. 188(1):367-78.
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