Human u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase Antibody Summary
Accession # P00749
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u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase in Human Breast Cancer Tissue. u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human breast cancer tissue using Goat Anti-Human u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1310) at 10 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Before incubation with the primary antibody tissue was subjected to heat-induced epitope retrieval using Antigen Retrieval Reagent-Basic (Catalog # CTS013). Tissue was stained using the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/ Urokinase in Human Breast Cancer Tissue. u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human breast cancer tissue using Goat Anti-Human u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1310) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of immersion fixed paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
- 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.
Background: u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase
uPA is a serine protease with an extremely limited substrate specificity, cleaving the sequence Cys-Pro-Gly-Arg560-Val561-Val-Gly-Gly-Cys in plasminogen to form plasmin (1). uPA is a potent marker of invasion and metastasis in a variety of human cancers associated with breast, stomach, colon, bladder, ovary, brain, and endometrium (2). For example, the combination (both low vs. either or both high) of uPA and its inhibitor, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), outperforms the single factors as well as other traditional prognostic factors with regard to risk group assessment for breast cancer, particularly in node-negative breast cancer (3). The human uPA is initially synthesized as 431 amino acid precursor with a N-terminal signal peptide (20 residues) (4-6). The single chain molecule is processed into a disulfide-linked two-chain molecule. The B chain starting at Ile179 corresponds to the catalytic domain. Two forms of the A chain exist, one starting at Ser21 (the long form) and the other at Lys156 (the short form). The resulting two-chain forms have different molecular weights (MW). The B chain is common for both forms whereas the long and short A chains are unique to the high and low MW forms, respectively. The long A chain contains an EGF-like domain, which is responsible for binding of the uPA receptor (uPAR). Both high and low MW forms exist in the purified recombinant human uPA.
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Citations for Human u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA)/Urokinase Antibody
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Exosomal Annexin II Promotes Angiogenesis and Breast Cancer Metastasis
Mol. Cancer Res, 2016-10-19;0(0):.
Sample Types: Whole Cells
Applications: Western Blot
An acidic microenvironment sets the humoral pattern recognition molecule PTX3 in a tissue repair mode.
Authors: Doni A, Musso T, Morone D, Bastone A, Zambelli V, Sironi M, Castagnoli C, Cambieri I, Stravalaci M, Pasqualini F, Laface I, Valentino S, Tartari S, Ponzetta A, Maina V, Barbieri S, Tremoli E, Catapano A, Norata G, Bottazzi B, Garlanda C, Mantovani A
J Exp Med, 2015-05-11;212(6):905-25.
Sample Types: Whole Tissue
ErbB2-enhanced invasiveness of H-Ras MCF10A breast cells requires MMP-13 and uPA upregulation via p38 MAPK signaling.
Authors: Yong HY, Kim IY, Kim JS, Moon A
Int. J. Oncol., 2010-02-01;36(2):501-7.
Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
Applications: Western Blot
Downregulation of miR-193b contributes to enhance urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) expression and tumor progression and invasion in human breast cancer.
Authors: Li XF, Yan PJ, Shao ZM
Sample Types: Whole Tissue
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