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Human 4E-BP1 / EIF4EBP1 Protein (His Tag)

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4E-BP1/EIF4EBP1Protein Product Information
Synonym:4E-BP1, EIF4EBP1, BP-1, MGC4316, PHAS-I
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human 4EBP1 (NP_004086.1) (Ser 2-Ile 118) with a N-terminal polyhistidine tag was expressed.
Expressed Host:E. coli
Form & Shipping:In general, recombinant proteins are provided as lyophilized powder which are shipped at ambient temperature.
Bulk packages of recombinant proteins are provided as frozen liquid. They are shipped out with blue ice unless customers require otherwise.
4E-BP1/EIF4EBP1Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 90 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Endotoxin:Please contact us for more information.
Stability:Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -70℃
Predicted N Terminal:Met
Molecule Mass:The secreted recombinant human 4EBP1 comprises 124 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 13.4 kDa. It migrates as an approximately 19 kDa band in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile 20mM Tris, 500mM NaCl, 10% glycerol
1. Normally 5 % - 8 % trehalose and mannitol are added as protectants before lyophilization. Specific concentrations are included in the hardcopy of COA.
2. Please contact us for any concerns or special requirements.
4E-BP1/EIF4EBP1Protein Usage Guide
Storage:Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃. It is recommended that the protein be aliquoted for optimal storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Reconstitution:A hardcopy of COA with reconstitution instruction is sent along with the products. Please refer to it for detailed information.

The translational suppressor eIF4E binding protein-1, 4E-BP1 functions as a key regulator in cellular growth, differentiation, apoptosis and survival. The Eif4ebp1 gene, encoding 4E-BP1, is a direct target of a transcription factor activating transcription factor-4 (ATF4), a master regulator of gene expression in stress responses. 4E-BP1 is characterized by its capacity to bind specifically to eIF4E and inhibit its interaction with eIF4G. Phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 regulates eIF4E availability, and therefore, cap-dependent translation, in cell stress. Binding of eIF4E to eIF4G is inhibited in a competitive manner by 4E-BP1. Phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 decreases the affinity of this protein for eIF4E, thus favouring the binding of eIF4G and enhancing translation. 4E-BP1 is important for beta-cell survival under endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. 4E-BP1 mediates the regulation of protein translation by hormones, growth factors and other stimuli that signal through the MAP kinase and mTORC1 pathways. Recently, 4E-BP1 was found to be a key factor, which converges several oncogenic signals, phosphorylates the molecules, and drives the downstream proliferative signals. Recent studies showed that high expression of phosphorylated 4E-BP-1 (p-4E-BP1) is associated with poor prognosis, tumor progression, or nodal metastasis in different human cancers.

  • Azar R, et al. (2008) Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-dependent transcriptional silencing of the translational repressor 4E-BP1. Cell Mol Life Sci. 65(19): 3110-7.
  • Tominaga R, et al. (2010) The JNK pathway modulates expression and phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 in MIN6 pancreatic beta-cells under oxidative stress conditions. Cell Biochem Funct. 28(5): 387-93.
  • Ayuso MI, et al. (2010) New hierarchical phosphorylation pathway of the translational repressor eIF4E-binding protein 1 (4E-BP1) in ischemia-reperfusion stress. J Biol Chem. 285(45): 34355-63.
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