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Ran Activation Assay Kit

Price$737.00
BrandNewEastBio   
Place of OriginUSA
Catalog Number81701
ImmunogenMouse
Size20 Assays
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    Configuration-specific Monoclonal Antibody Based

    Ran Activation Assay Kit

    Catalog Number:81701

    20 assays


    Product Description


    Small GTPases are a super-family of cellular signaling regulators. Ran (Ras-related nuclear protein) is a

    member of the Ras-superfamily GTPases. Ran is invovled in the transport of proteins across the nuclear

    envelope, as well as in microtubule organization during mitosis.


    Currently there is no direct assay to measure the activation of Ran GTPases.


    NewEast Biosciences Ran Activation Assay Kit is based on the configuration-specific monoclonal

    antibody that specifically recognizes Ran-GTP, but not Ran-GDP. Given the high affinity of

    monoclonal antibodies to their antigens, the activation assay could be performed in a short time. This

    assay provides the reliable results with consistent reproducibility.


    These anti-Ran-GTP monoclonal antibodies can also be used to monitor the activation of Ran in cells

    and in tissues by immunohistochemistry.


    NewEast Biosciences Ran Activation Assay Kit provides a simple and fast method to monitor the

    activation of Ran. Each kit provides sufficient quantities to perform 20 assays.


    Assay Principle


    NewEast Biosciences Ran Activation Assay Kit bases on the configuration-specific anti-Ran-GTP

    monoclonal antibody to measure the active Ran-GTP levels, either from cell extracts or from in vitro

    GTPγS loading Ran activation assays. Briefly, anti-active Ran mouse monoclonal antibody will be

    incubated with cell lysates containing Ran-GTP. The bound active Ran will then be pulled down by

    protein A/G agarose. The precipitated active Ran will be detected by immunoblot analysis using anti-Ran rabbit polyclonal antibody. 


    Kit Components


    1. Anti-active Ran, Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog No. 26915): One vial – 22 µL (1

        mg/ml) in PBS, pH 7.4, containing 50% glycerol and 0.05% sodium azide. This antibody

        specifically recognizes Ran-GTP from all vertebrates.

    2. Protein A/G Agarose (Catalog No. 30301): One vial – 400 µL of 50% slurry. 

    3. 5X Assay/Lysis Buffer (Catalog No. 30303): One bottle – 30 mL of 250 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8, 750

        mM NaCl, 50 mM MgCl2, 5 mM EDTA, 5% Triton X-100.

    4. Anti-Ran, Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog No. 21097): One vial – 22 µL (1 mg/ml) in

        PBS, pH 7.4, contained 50% glycerol.

    5. 100 X GTPγS (Catalog No. 30302): One vial –100 µl at 10 mM, use 5 µL of GTPγS for

        GTP-labeling of 0.5 mL of cell lysate.

    6. 100 X GDP (Catalog No. 30304): One vial –100 µl at 100 mM, use 5 µL of GDP for

        GDP-labeling of 0.5 mL of cell lysate. 


    Storage


    Store all kit components at 4ºC until their expiration dates. 


    Materials Needed but Not Supplied


    1. Stimulated and non-stimulated cell lysates

    2. Protease inhibitors

    3. 4 °C tube rocker or shaker

    4. 0.5 M EDTA, pH8.0

    5. 1 M MgCl2

    6. 2X reducing SDS-PAGE sample buffer

    7. Electrophoresis and immunoblotting systems

    8. Immunoblotting wash buffer such as TBST (10 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.4, 0.15 M NaCl, 0.05%Tween-20)

    9. Immunoblotting blocking buffer (TBST containing 5% Non-fat Dry Milk or 3% BSA)

    10. PVDF or nitrocellulose membrane

    11. Secondary Antibody

    12. ECL Detection Reagents  


    Reagent Preparation


    • 1X Assay/Lysis Buffer: Mix the 5X Stock briefly and dilute to 1X in deionized water. Just prior to 

    usage, add protease inhibitors such as 1 mM PMSF, 10 µg/mL leupeptin, and 10 µg/mL aprotinin. 


    Sample Preparation


    Adherent Cells

    1. Culture cells (one 10-cm plate, ~ 107cells) to approximately 80-90% confluence.
        Stimulate cellswith activator or inhibitor as desired.

    2. Aspirate the culture media and wash twice with ice-cold PBS.

    3. Completely remove the final PBS wash and add ice-cold 1X Assay/Lysis Buffer to the
        cells (0.5- 1 mL per 10 cm tissue culture plate).

    4. Place the culture plates on ice for 10-20 minutes.

    5. Detach the cells from the plates by scraping with a cell scraper.

    6. Transfer the lysates to appropriate size tubes and place on ice.

    7. If nuclear lysis occurs, the cell lysates may become very viscous and difficult to pipette. If this

        occurs, lysates can be passed through a 27½-gauge syringe needle 3-4 times to shear the

        genomic DNA.

    8. Clear the lysates by centrifugation for 10 minutes (12,000 x g at 4 °C).

    9. Collect the supernatant and store samples (~1-2 mg of total proteins) on ice for immediate use,

        or snap freeze and store at - 70 °C for future use.


    Suspension Cells

    1. Culture cells and stimulate with activator or inhibitor as desired.

    2. Perform a cell count, and then pellet the cells by centrifugation.

    3. Aspirate the culture media and wash twice with ice-cold PBS.

    4. Completely remove the final PBS wash and add ice-cold 1X Assay/Lysis Buffer to the cell pellet

        (0.5 – 1 mL per 1 x 107cells).

    5. Lyse the cells by repeated pipetting.

    6. Transfer the lysates to appropriate size tubes and place on ice.

    7. If nuclear lysis occurs, the cell lysates may become very viscous and difficult to pipette. If this

        occurs, lysates can be passed through a 27½-gauge syringe needle 3-4 times to shear the

        genomic DNA.

    8. Clear the lysates by centrifugation for 10 minutes (12,000 x g at 4 °C).

    9. Collect the supernatant and store samples on ice for immediate use, or snap freeze and store at -

        70 °C for future use.  


     In vitro GTPγS/GDP Protein Loading for positive and negative controls

        Note: In vivo stimulation of cells will activate approximately 10% of the available Ran, whereas in

        vitro GTPγS protein loading will activate nearly 90% of the Ran.

    1, Aliquot 0.5 ml of each cell extract to two microfuge tubes (or use 1 µg of purified Ran protein).

    2, To each tube, add 20 µl of 0.5 M EDTA (to 20 mM final concentration).

    3, Add 5 µl of 100 X GTPγS (to 100 µM, final concentration) to one tube (positive control).

    4, Add 5 µl of 100 X GDP (to 1 mM, final concentration) to the second tube (negative control).

    5, Incubate the tubes at 30°C for 30 minutes with agitation.

    6, Stop loading by placing the tubes on ice and adding 32.5 µl of 1 M MgCl2 (to 60 mM, final

        concentration). 


    Assay Procedure


    I. Active Ran Pull-Down Assay

    1. Aliquot 0.5 – 1 mL of cell lysate to a microcentrifuge tube.

    2. Adjust the volume of each sample to 1 mL with 1X Assay/Lysis Buffer.

    3. Add 1 µl anti-active Ran monoclonal antibody to the tube.

    4. Thoroughly resuspend the protein A/G Agarose bead slurry by vortexing or titurating.

    5. Quickly add 20 µL of resuspended bead slurry to each tube.

    6. Incubate the tubes at 4 °C for 1 hour with gentle agitation.

    7. Pellet the beads by centrifugation for 1 min at 5,000 x g.

    8. Aspirate and discard the supernatant, making sure not to disturb/remove the bead pellet.

    9. Wash the bead 3 times with 0.5 mL of 1X Assay/Lysis Buffer, centrifuging and aspirating each

        time.

    10. After the last wash, pellet the beads and carefully remove all the supernatant.

    11. Resuspend the bead pellet in 20 µL of 2X reducing SDS-PAGE sample buffer.

    12. Boil each sample for 5 minutes.

    13. Centrifuge each sample for 10 seconds at 5,000 x g.


    II. Electrophoresis and Transfer 

    1. Load 15 µL/well of pull-down supernatant to a polyacrylamide gel (17%). Also, it’s

        recommended to include a pre-stained MW standard (as an indicator of a successful transfer in

        step 3).

    2. Perform SDS-PAGE following the manufacturer’s instructions.

    3. Transfer the gel proteins to a PVDF or nitrocellulose membrane following the manufacturer’s

        instructions. 


    III. Immunoblotting and Detection (all steps are at room temperature, with agitation)

    1. Following the electroblotting step, immerse the PVDF membrane in 100% Methanol for 15

        seconds, and then allow it to dry at room temperature for 5 minutes.

        Note: If Nitrocellulose is used instead of PVDF, this step should be skipped.

    2. Block the membrane with 5% non-fat dry milk or 3% BSA in TBST for 1 hr at room temperature

        with constant agitation.

        Incubate the membrane with anti-Ran polyclonal antibody, freshly diluted 1:50~1000

        (depending on the amount of Ran proteins in your samples) in 5% non-fat dry milk or 3%

        BSA/TBST, for 1-2 hr at room temperature with constant agitation or at 4oC overnight.

    3. Wash the blotted membrane three times with TBST, 5 minutes each time.

    4. Incubate the membrane with a secondary antibody (e.g. Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG, HRP-conjugate),

        freshly diluted 1:1000 in 5% non-fat dry milk or 3% BSA/TBST, for 1 hr at room temperature

        with constant agitation.

    5. Wash the blotted membrane three times with TBST, 5 minutes each time.

    6. Use the detection method of your choice such as ECL. 


    Example of Results


    The following figure demonstrates typical results seen with NewEast Biosciences Ran Activation

    Assay Kit. One should use the data below for reference only.  

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    Ran activation assay. Purified Ran proteins were loaded as a control (lanes 1) or

    immunoprecipitated after treated with GDP (lane 2) or GTPγS (lane 3). Immunoprecipitation was

    done with the anti-active Ran monoclonal antibody (Cat. No. 26915). Immunoblot was with an

    anti-Ran polyclonal antibody (Cat. No. 21097). 


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    Publications:
    1.  NMDAR signaling facilitates the IPO5-mediated nuclear import of CPEB3
        Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Sep 1;40(17):8484-98