Western blot analysis of MYOC over-expressed 293 cell line, cotransfected with MYOC Validated Chimera RNAi ( Cat # H00004653-R01V ) (Lane 2) or non-transfected control (Lane 1). Blot probed with MYOC monoclonal antibody (M01), clone 4F8 (Cat # H00004653-M01 ). GAPDH ( 36.1 kDa ) used as specificity and loading control.
MYOC encodes the protein myocilin, which is believed to have a role in cytoskeletal function. MYOC is expressed in many occular tissues, including the trabecular meshwork, and was revealed to be the trabecular meshwork glucocorticoid-inducible response protein (TIGR). The trabecular meshwork is a specialized eye tissue essential in regulating intraocular pressure, and mutations in MYOC have been identified as the cause of hereditary juvenile-onset open-angle glaucoma. [provided by RefSeq