Catalog # PL7111

PC12 + Pervanadate Treated


Application / Dilution
WB20 μl/lane

Size 100 μl



Rat pheochromocytoma-derived PC12 cells are an important cell model for studies of growth factor cell signaling pathways. PC12 has been used for a variety of studies where cell division and cell differentaiton have been induced through growth factor activation. Both NGF and FGF can promote neurite proliferation, while EGF and IGF-1 can induce mitosis in PC12 cells. In addition, PC12 cells can be used as a model of neuron development since they express many neuronal proteins and can differentiate into a neuron-like morphology.

PC12 cells grown in suspension cultures were serum starved for two hours and the cells were then either left untreated (Cat.# PL7091) or treated with pervanadate (1 mM; Cat.# PL7111) for 30 minutes at 37°C. Cells were lysed in 1% SDS, 1.0 mM sodium ortho-vanadate, 1 mM sodium fluoride, 10 mM Tris (pH 7.4) buffer. Protein concentration was determined using the BCA method (Pierce) before diluting to final concentration and buffer.

Western blot analysis of rat PC12 cells treated with pervanadate (1 mM) for 30 min (lanes 1, 3, & 5) then the blot was treated with alkaline phosphatase (lanes 2, 4, & 6). The blot was probed with anti-α-catenin monoclonal (lanes 1 & 2), anti-α1-catenin (Tyr-148) phospho-specific (lanes 3 & 4), or anti-α1-catenin (a.a. 143-153) (lanes 5 & 6).

Cell Lysates are supplied at a concentration of 1 mg/ml in electrophoresis sample buffer (62.5 mM Tris pH 6.8, 2% SDS, 5% glycerol, 0.003% bromophenol blue, 0.9% β-mercaptoethanol). Store at –20°C. Do not boil or dilute. Stable for 1 year.

The products are are safely shipped at ambient temperature for both domestic and international shipments. Each product is guaranteed to match the specifications as indicated on the corresponding technical data sheet. Please store at -20C upon arrival for long term storage.

*All molecular weights (MW) are confirmed by comparison to Bio-Rad Rainbow Markers and to western blot mobilities of known proteins with similar MW.

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