ZDHHC20 (zinc finger, DHHC-type containing 20) is a palmitoyl acyltransferase (PAT), and is a sequence homolog of yeast Pfa3. It resides in the plasma membrane. It is expressed in thyroid, liver, prostate, testis, placenta, colon, breast, kidney, brain, heart, lungs, thymus, leukocytes and ovaries. It contains the DHHC motif, the cysteine residue of which is essential for its catalytic function.
Palmitoyltransferase ZDHHC20, probable recombinant protein epitope signature tag (PrEST)
ZDHHC20 (zinc finger, DHHC-type containing 20) is shown to plamitoylate myristoyl motif, present at the N-terminal. Palmitoylation of proteins such as, Src-related tyrosine kinases, results in cell proliferation mediated through cell signaling. In vitro studies show that this gene is up-regulated in multiple human cancer tissues, which promotes anchor-independent cell growth. Thus, this gene might hold potential as an anti-cancer therapeutic target. Its expression is altered in breast cancer, where it is involved in the control of cell cycle and cell migration. It might therefore, have therapeutic implications in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
Features and Benefits
Prestige Antibodies® are highly characterized and extensively validated antibodies with the added benefit of all available characterization data for each target being accessible via the Human Protein Atlas portal linked just below the product name at the top of this page. The uniqueness and low cross-reactivity of the Prestige Antibodies® to other proteins are due to a thorough selection of antigen regions, affinity purification, and stringent selection. Prestige antigen controls are available for every corresponding Prestige Antibody and can be found in the linkage section.
Every Prestige Antibody is tested in the following ways:
- IHC tissue array of 44 normal human tissues and 20 of the most common cancer type tissues.
- Protein array of 364 human recombinant protein fragments.
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