Target Protein: ADAR1
Entrez Gene: 103
Source: KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from human ADAR1
Purification: Purified by Protein A.
Storage: Aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at -20°C for 12 months.
Background: ADAR1 converts adenosine to inosine in dsRNA, which destabilizes the dsRNA helix. This activity is important for various functions like site-specific RNA editing of transcripts of the glutamate receptors and modifying viral RNA genomes (which may be responsible for hypermutation of certain negative-stranded viruses, e.g., measles virus). ADAR1 also binds to short interfering RNAs (siRNA) without editing them and suppresses siRNA-mediated RNA interference. This protein is ubiquitously expressed, with the highest levels being found in brain and lung.
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For research use only. Not intended for diagnostic or therapeutic use.