Detection of Human, Mouse, and Rat ROCK1 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line, C2C12 mouse myoblast cell line, and PC‑12 rat adrenal pheochromocytoma cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 2 µg/mL of Mouse Anti-Human ROCK1 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB4590) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF007). A specific band was detected for ROCK1 at approximately 160 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.
Preparation and Storage
Sterile PBS to a final concentration of 0.5 mg/mL.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
ROCK1 is a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase that is a downstream target of the small GTPase RhoA. ROCK1 is involved in diverse cellular functions, including smooth muscle contraction, actin cytoskeleton organization, cell adhesion and motility, and gene expression (1). ROCK1 contributes to the development of cardiac fibrosis and induction of fibrogenic cytokines in cardiomyocytes in response to pathological stimuli. ROCK1 knockout mice exhibit reduced perivascular and interstitial fibrosis, which is associated with reduced expression of a variety of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and fibrogenic cytokines (2).
Zhao, Y.M. et al. (2004) Dev. Biol. 275:183.
Zhang, C. et al. (2006) FASEB J. 20:916.
Rho-associated, Coiled-Coil Containing Protein Kinase 1
Entrez Gene IDs:
6093 (Human); 19877 (Mouse); 81762 (Rat)
EC 2.7.11; EC 184.108.40.206; MGC131603; MGC43611; p160 ROCK-1; p160ROCK; p160-ROCK; PRO0435; Renal carcinoma antigen NY-REN-35; Rho kinase; rho-associated protein kinase 1; Rho-associated, coiled-coil containing protein kinase 1; Rho-associated, coiled-coil-containing protein kinase 1; ROK beta
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