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Western Blot (Transfected lysate)
Western blot analysis of BRAF (arrow) using rabbit BRAF polyclonal antibody (Cat # PAB3947). 293 cell lysates (2 ug/lane) either nontransfected (Lane 1) or transiently transfected with the BRAF gene (Lane 2) (Origene Technologies).
Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded human brain tissue reacted with BRAF polyclonal antibody (Cat # PAB3947) , which was peroxidase-conjugated to the secondary antibody, followed by DAB staining. This data demonstrates the use of this antibody for immunohistochemistry; clinical relevance has not been evaluated.
This gene encodes a protein belonging to the raf/mil family of serine/threonine protein kinases. This protein plays a role in regulating the MAP kinase/ERKs signaling pathway, which affects cell division, differentiation, and secretion. Mutations in this gene are associated with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome, a disease characterized by heart defects, mental retardation and a distinctive facial appearance. Mutations in this gene have also been associated with various cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, colorectal cancer, malignant melanoma, thyroid carcinoma, non-small cell lung carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma of lung. A pseudogene, which is located on chromosome X, has been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq