AP1 Reporter Kit (JNK Pathway)

Catalog #: 60612
Size: 500 reactions
$550
Background:
The stress-activated protein kinase/c-jun N-terminal kinase (SAPK/JNK) family of proteins includes mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) that are activated by stress, inflammatory cytokines, mitogens, oncogenes, and inducers of cell differentiation and morphogenesis. Upon activation of the SAPK/JNK pathway, MAP Kinase Kinases phosphorylate and activate JNKs. The activated JNKs translocate to the nucleus where they phosphorylate and activate transcription factors such as c-Jun. The activated c-Jun forms homodimers or heterodimers with fos family proteins which bind to the activator protein-1(AP1) response element and induce target gene transcription.
Description:
The AP1 Reporter Kit is designed for monitoring the activity of the JNK signaling pathway and the transcriptional activity of AP1 in cultured cells. The kit contains a transfection-ready AP1 luciferase reporter vector. This reporter contains the firefly luciferase gene under the control of multimerized AP1 responsive elements located upstream of a minimal promoter. The AP1 reporter is premixed with a constitutively-expressing Renilla (sea pansy) luciferase vector that serves as an internal control for transfection efficiency. The kit also includes a non-inducible firefly luciferase vector premixed with constitutively-expressing Renilla luciferase vector as a negative control. The non-inducible luciferase vector contains the firefly luciferase gene under the control of a minimal promoter, without any additional response elements. The negative control is critical for determining pathway-specific effects and the background luciferase activity.
Synonym(s):
JNK reporter, SAPK reporter
Supplied As:
Reporter: AP1 luciferase reporter vector + constitutively-expressing Renilla luciferase vector
Negative Control Reporter: Non-inducible luciferase vector + constitutively-expressing Renilla luciferase vector
Concentration:

Both the Reporter and Negative Control Reporter are provided at 60 ng DNA/µl (500 µl each)

Format:
assay kit
Instructions for use:
See data sheet for detailed transfection and assay protocols.
Storage / Stability:

Stable at least 12 months from date of receipt, when stored as directed (-20°C)

Application(s):
• Monitor cAMP/PKA signaling pathway activity.
• Screen for activators or inhibitors of PKA or cAMP/PKA pathway components.
• Study effects of RNAi or gene overexpression on the activity of the cAMP/PKA pathway.
Reference(s):
1. Zhou H. et al. (2005) Frequency and distribution of AP-1 sites in the human genome. DNA Research. 11: 139-150.
2. Gaillard P. et.al. (2005) Design and synthesis of the first generation of novel potent, selective, and in vivo active (benzothiazol-2-yl)acetonitrile inhibitors of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase. J Med Chem. 48(14):4596-4607.
Notes:
The vectors are suitable for transient transfection. They are NOT suitable for transformation and amplification in bacteria.
Warning(s):
Avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Scientific Category:
Cell Signaling Pathway
Product Type:
Reporter Assay Kit
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60612.pdf