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Mouse NCSTN Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone), expression ready, untagged

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NCSTNcDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:NM_021607.3
cDNA Size:2127
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Mus musculus nicastrin DNA.
Gene Synonym:Nct, Aph2, AA727311, D1Dau13e, Kiaa0253, mKIAA0253, 9430068N19Rik, Ncstn
Species:Mouse
Vector:pCMV/hygro
Restriction Site:KpnI + XbaI
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutations:62 C/T resulting in the amino acid Ser substitution by Phe, 2033 C/T resulting in the amino acid Thr substitution by Ile, 2038 G/A resulting in the amino acid Val substitution by Ile, 219 T/C, 753 C/T, 1074 T/C and 1609 T/C not causing the amino acid variation.
Shipping Carrier:Whatman FTA elute card (Cat: WB120410) contains 5-10 μg of plasmid.
Storage:The Whatman FTA elute card can be stored at room temperature for three months under dry condition.
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Mouse NCSTN Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone), expression ready, untagged

pCMV/hygro vector information
 
Vector Name pCMV/hygro
Vector Size 5657bp
Vector Type Mammalian Expression Vector
Expression Method Constiutive ,Stable / Transient
Promoter CMV
Antibiotic Resistance Ampicillin
Selection In Mammalian Cells Hygromycin
Protein Tag None
Sequencing Primer Forward:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG)
Reverse:BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)

pCMV/hygro Physical Map

Schematic of pCMV/hygro Multiple Cloning Sites
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Background

Nicastrin (NCST, or NCT), a single-pass membrane glycoprotein that harbors a large extracellular domain, is an essential component of the gamma-secretase complex. Several lines of evidence indicate that the members of these complexes could also contribute to the control of cell death. NCT controls cell death via phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt and p53-dependent pathways and that this function remains independent of the activity and molecular integrity of the gamma-secretase complexes. Increasing evidences have shown that Nicastrin/NCSTN plays a crucial role in gamma-cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). The glycoprotein Nicastrin is an essential component of the gamma-secretase complex, a high molecular weight complex which also contains the presenilin proteins, Aph-1 and Pen-2. The gamma-secretase complex is not only involved in APP processing but also in the processing of an increasing number of other type I integral membrane proteins. As the largest subunit of the gamma-secretase complex, Nicastrin plays a crucial role in its activation. Inhibition of NCSTN demonstrated an altered gamma-cleavage activity, suggesting its potential implication in developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). In addition, Nicastrin can function to maintain epithelial to mesenchymal transition during breast cancer progression. Anti-nicastrin polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies were able to decrease notch1 and vimentin expression and reduced the invasive capacity of breast cancer cells in vitro.

References
  • He G, et al. (2007) Degradation of nicastrin involves both proteasome and lysosome. J Neurochem. 101(4): 982-92.
  • Hayashi I, et al. (2009) Single chain variable fragment against nicastrin inhibits the gamma-secretase activity. J Biol Chem. 284(41): 27838-47.
  • Ma Z, et al. (2009) Association between promoter polymorphisms of the nicastrin gene and sporadic Alzheimer's disease in North Chinese Han population. Neurosci Lett. 458(3): 136-9.
  • Pardossi-Piquard R, et al. (2009) p53-dependent control of cell death by nicastrin: lack of requirement for presenilin-dependent gamma-secretase complex. J Neurochem. 109(1): 225-37.
  • Filipovi? A, et al. (2011) Biological and clinical implications of nicastrin expression in invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 125(1): 43-53.
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