RAC1 is a member of the Rho family and is a GTPase that is part of the small GTP-binding protein superfamily. RAC1 is involved in a diverse array of cellular events, including the control of cell growth, cytoskeletal reorganization, and the activation of protein kinases (1). Role of RAC1 in colorectal cancer has been reported after analysis of the protein expression level and activities of this protein in matched sets of tumor and non-tumor tissues. Overexpression of RAC1 leads to increased tumour growth in xenografts of human colorectal tumour cells (2). RAC1 is also involved in the regulation of critical cellular functions including organization of actin cytoskeleton, transcription control and cell cycle.
MIG5, TC-25, p21-Rac1, MGC111543
1.Takami, Y. et al: The activity of RhoA is correlated with lymph node metastasis in human colorectal cancer. Dig Dis Sci. 2008;53(2):467-73.
2.del Pulgar, T.G. et al: Differential expression of Rac1 identifies its target genes and its contribution to progression of colorectal cancer. Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 2007;39(12):2289-302.
Sample Enzyme Activity Plot. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Sample Purity Data. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Storage, Stability, and Shipping:
Store product at –70oC. For optimal storage, aliquot target into smaller quantities after centrifugation and store at recommended temperature. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Cancer, ERK/MAPK Pathway, Inflammation, Invasion/Metastasis, Neurobiology