Anti-GW182 antibody produced in rabbit

~1.0 mg/mL, affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous solution

Anti-TNRC6A, Anti-Trinucleotide repeat containing 6A

biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

affinity isolated antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies




buffered aqueous solution

species reactivity



~1.0 mg/mL


indirect immunofluorescence: 2.5-5.0 μg/mL using human epithelial HEp-2 cells



UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

mouse ... Tnrc6a(233833)
rat ... Tnrc6a(308971)

General description

GW182 is a phosphorylated cytoplasmic autoantigen. It contains multiple glycine-tryptophan (GW) repeats along with a single RNA recognition motif. GW182 is a protein of 182 kDa, found in mammalian cell types.


Anti-GW182 antibody produced in rabbit has been used as a primary antibody for immunostaining of HeLa cells and human hepatoma cells. It has also been used for indirect immunofluorescence at a working concentration of 2.5-5.0μg/mL using human epithelial HEp-2 cells.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glycine-tryptophan (GW) bodies or P-bodies are cytoplasmic bodies that are involved in mRNA degradation, storage and translational repression. These bodies contain Argonaute proteins and m-RNAs that associate with GW182. GW182 is involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing/RNA interference (RNAi) via the microRNA pathway. Inhibition of gene expression leads to destruction of GWBs and disruption of RNAi and microRNA-induced gene silencing as it forms an integral component of GWBs.

Physical form

Solution in 0.01 M phos­phate buffered saline, pH 7.4, containing 15 mM sodium azide.


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
GW182 is critical for the stability of GW bodies expressed during the cell cycle and cell proliferation
Yang Z, et al.
Journal of Cell Science, 117(23), 5567-5578 (2004)
Ana Eulalio et al.
Nature structural & molecular biology, 15(4), 346-353 (2008-03-18)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) silence gene expression by binding 3' untranslated regions of target mRNAs. Recent studies suggested silencing is achieved through either recruitment of eIF6, which prevents ribosome assembly, or displacement of eIF4E from the mRNA 5' cap structure. Using Drosophila...
Andrew Jakymiw et al.
Journal of cell science, 120(Pt 8), 1317-1323 (2007-04-03)
GW bodies, also known as mammalian P-bodies, are cytoplasmic foci involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of eukaryotic gene expression. Recently, GW bodies have been linked to RNA interference and demonstrated to be important for short-interfering-RNA- and microRNA-mediated mRNA decay and...
A phosphorylated cytoplasmic autoantigen, GW182, associates with a unique population of human mRNAs within novel cytoplasmic speckles
Eystathioy T, et al.
Molecular Biology of the Cell, 13(4), 1338-1351 (2002)
Jidong Liu et al.
Nature cell biology, 7(12), 1261-1266 (2005-11-15)
In animals, the majority of microRNAs regulate gene expression through the RNA interference (RNAi) machinery without inducing small-interfering RNA (siRNA)-directed mRNA cleavage. Thus, the mechanisms by which microRNAs repress their targets have remained elusive. Recently, Argonaute proteins, which are key...

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