This antibody is designed, produced, and validated as part of a collaboration between Rockland and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is suitable for Cancer, Immunology and Nuclear Signaling research. Microtubules are polymers of tubulin, which exist as heterodimers of alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin. NEDD1 (neural precursor expressed, developmentally down-regulated protein1; also called GCP-WD) is a centrosomal protein that in mammals associates with the gamma-tubulin ring complex (?-TuRC). ?-TuRC is critical for initiation, or nucleation, of the microtubule assembly. In association with this complex, NEDD1 plays an important role in targeting the ?-TuRC complex to the site of microtubule nucleation and to the mitotic spindle. These events are essential for proper bipolar spindle formation and mitotic progression. Given the casual link between improper spindle function and tumorigenesis, characterization of Nedd1 function will be important to better understand various mechanisms underlying mitotic regulation, chromosome segregation, and cancer development.
Anti-NEDD1 was prepared from whole rabbit serum produced by repeated immunizations with a recombinant protein corresponding to the 343-667 region of human Nedd1.