Susceptibility to leprosy is associated with PARK2 and PACRG. Mira MT, Alcais A, Nguyen VT, Moraes MO, Di Flumeri C, Vu HT, Mai CP, Nguyen TH, Nguyen NB, Pham XK, Sarno EN, Alter A, Montpetit A, Moraes ME, Moraes JR, Dore C, Gallant CJ, Lepage P, Verner A, Van De Vosse E, Hudson TJ, Abel L, Schurr E.Nature. 2004 Feb 12;427(6975):636-40. Epub 2004 Jan 25.
Western blot using PACRG polyclonal antibody (Cat # PAB10304) shows detection of aband ~ 40 KDa corresponding to human PACRG (arrowhead lane 1). Specific reactivity with this bandis blocked when the antibody is pre-incubated withthe immunizing peptide (Lane 2). Approximately 35 ug of a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) whole cell lysate was separated by 4-20% SDS-PAGE and transferred onto nitrocellulose. After blocking the membrane was probed with the primary antibody diluted to 1:1,500 for 2h at room temperature followed by washes and reaction with a 1 : 10,000 dilution of IRDye™800 conjugated Gt-a-Rabbit IgG [H&L] MX for 45 min at room temperature. IRDye™800 fluorescence image was captured usingthe Odyssey® Infrared Imaging System developed byLI-COR. IRDye is a trademark of LI-COR, Inc.
This gene encodes a protein that is conserved across metazoans. In vertebrates, this gene is linked in a head-to-head arrangement with the adjacent parkin gene, which is associated with autosomal recessive juvenile Parkinson's disease. These genes are co-regulated in various tissues and they share a bi-directional promoter. Both genes are associated with susceptibility to leprosy. The parkin co-regulated gene protein forms a large molecular complex with chaperones, including heat shock proteins 70 and 90, and chaperonin components. This protein is also a component of Lewy bodies in Parkinson's disease patients, and it suppresses unfolded Pael receptor-induced neuronal cell death. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq
OTTHUMP00000017729,OTTHUMP00000017730,molecular chaperone/chaperonin-binding protein,parkin co-regulated gene protein