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SignalSilence® CREB siRNA II (Mouse Specific) #6344

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6344S SignalSilence® CREB siRNA II (Mouse Specific) - 300 µl $375.00
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Applications Reactivity
Transfection Mouse

Western Blotting

Western Blotting

Western blot analysis of extracts from NIH/3T3 cells, transfected with 100 nM SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Unconjugated) #6568 (-), SignalSilence® CREB siRNA I (Mouse Specific) #6343 (+) or SignalSilence® CREB siRNA II (Mouse Specific) (+), using CREB (48H2) Rabbit mAb #9197 (upper) or α-Tubulin (11H10) Rabbit mAb #2125 (lower). The CREB (48H2) Rabbit mAb confirms silencing of CREB expression, while the α-Tubulin (11H10) Rabbit mAb is used as a loading control.

Description

SignalSilence® CREB siRNA II (Mouse Specific) from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit CREB expression using RNA interference, a method whereby gene expression can be selectively silenced through the delivery of double stranded RNA molecules into the cell. All SignalSilence® siRNA products from CST are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce target protein expression by western analysis.

Quality Control

Oligonucleotide synthesis is monitored base by base through trityl analysis to ensure appropriate coupling efficiency. The oligo is subsequently purified by affinity-solid phase extraction. The annealed RNA duplex is further analyzed by mass spectrometry to verify the exact composition of the duplex. Each lot is compared to the previous lot by mass spectrometry to ensure maximum lot-to-lot consistency.

Directions For Use

CST recommends transfection with 100 nM SignalSilence® CREB siRNA II (Mouse Specific) 48 to 72 hours prior to cell lysis. For transfection procedure, follow protocol provided by the transfection reagent manufacturer. Please feel free to contact CST with any questions on use.

Each vial contains the equivalent of 100 transfections, which corresponds to a final siRNA concentration of 100 nM per transfection in a 24-well plate with a total volume of 300 μl per well.

Background

CREB is a bZIP transcription factor that activates target genes through cAMP response elements. CREB is able to mediate signals from numerous physiological stimuli, resulting in regulation of a broad array of cellular responses. While CREB is expressed in numerous tissues, it plays a large regulatory role in the nervous system. CREB is believed to play a key role in promoting neuronal survival, precursor proliferation, neurite outgrowth, and neuronal differentiation in certain neuronal populations (1-3). Additionally, CREB signaling is involved in learning and memory in several organisms (4-6). CREB is able to selectively activate numerous downstream genes through interactions with different dimerization partners. CREB is activated by phosphorylation at Ser133 by various signaling pathways including Erk, Ca2+, and stress signaling. Some of the kinases involved in phosphorylating CREB at Ser133 are p90RSK, MSK, CaMKIV, and MAPKAPK-2 (7-9).

  1. Lonze, B.E. et al. (2002) Neuron 34, 371-85.
  2. Lee, M.M. et al. (1999) J Neurosci Res 55, 702-12.
  3. Redmond, L. et al. (2002) Neuron 34, 999-1010.
  4. Dash, P.K. et al. (1990) Nature 345, 718-21.
  5. Yin, J.C. et al. (1994) Cell 79, 49-58.
  6. Guzowski, J.F. and McGaugh, J.L. (1997) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 94, 2693-8.
  7. Xing, J. et al. (1998) Mol Cell Biol 18, 1946-55.
  8. Ribar, T.J. et al. (2000) J Neurosci 20, RC107.
  9. Tan, Y. et al. (1996) EMBO J 15, 4629-42.

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