AGO2 Antibody 0 Publications

Mouse Monoclonal| Catalog number: 60026-1-Ig |CloneNo.: 2D11C11

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Con: 150 μg/150 μl

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Species specificity:

Positive WB detected in:
Human placenta

Recommended dilution:
WB : 1:500-1:1000

Product Information


Purification method:
Caprylic acid/ammonium sulfate precipitation


PBS with 0.1% sodium azide and 50% glycerol pH 7.3. Store at -20oC. Aliquoting is unnecessary for -20oC storage.

Immunogen Information

Full name:
eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2C, 2

Calculated molecular weight:
97 kDa

Observed molecular weight:

GenBank accession number:

Gene ID (NCBI):

Gene symbol

AGO2, Argonaute2, eIF 2C 2, eIF2C 2, EIF2C2, hAgo2, PAZ Piwi domain protein, PPD, Protein argonaute 2, Protein slicer, Q10

Required for RNA-mediated gene silencing (RNAi) by the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC). The 'minimal RISC' appears to include EIF2C2/AGO2 bound to a short guide RNA such as a microRNA (miRNA) or short interfering RNA (siRNA). These guide RNAs direct RISC to complementary mRNAs that are targets for RISC-mediated gene silencing. The precise mechanism of gene silencing depends on the degree of complementarity between the miRNA or siRNA and its target. Binding of RISC to a perfectly complementary mRNA generally results in silencing due to endonucleolytic cleavage of the mRNA specifically by EIF2C2/AGO2. Binding of RISC to a partially complementary mRNA results in silencing through inhibition of translation, and this is independent of endonuclease activity. May inhibit translation initiation by binding to the 7-methylguanosine cap, thereby preventing the recruitment of the translation initiation factor eIF4-E. May also inhibit translation initiation via interaction with EIF6, which itself binds to the 60S ribosomal subunit and prevents its association with the 40S ribosomal subunit. The inhibition of translational initiation leads to the accumulation of the affected mRNA in cytoplasmic processing bodies (P-bodies), where mRNA degradation may subsequently occur. In some cases RISC-mediated translational repression is also observed for miRNAs that perfectly match the 3' untranslated region (3'-UTR). Can also upregulate the translation of specific mRNAs under certain growth conditions. Binds to the AU element of the 3'-UTR of the TNF (TNF-alpha) mRNA and upregulates translation under conditions of serum starvation. Also required for transcriptional gene silencing (TGS), in which short RNAs known as antigene RNAs or agRNAs direct the transcriptional repression of complementary promoter regions.

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