IRE1 alpha Products

Antibodies
IRE1 alpha Antibody (8D12)
IRE1 alpha Antibody (8D12)
H00002081-M02
Species: Hu
Applications: WB, ELISA, ICC/IF, PLA, S-ELISA
Host: Mouse Monoclonal
Antibody Packs
IRE1 alpha Antibody Pack
IRE1 alpha Antibody Pack
NBP2-50067
Species: Hu, Mu, Rt
Applications: WB, ICC/IF, IHC, KD
Host: Rabbit Polyclonal
Proteins
IRE1 alpha [p Ser724] Blockin ...
IRE1 alpha [p Ser724] Blocking Pep...
NB100-2323PEP
Species: Hu
IRE1 alpha Blocking Peptide
IRE1 alpha Blocking Peptide
NB100-2324PEP
Species: Hu
Recombinant Human IRE1 alpha ...
Recombinant Human IRE1 alpha GST (...
H00002081-P01
Species: Hu
Applications: WB, ELISA, PA, PAGE, AP

Description

Accumulation of misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) activates the unfolded protein response (UPR) and upregulates ER molecular chaperones in order to cope with ER stress. UPR is initiated by three ER-localized protein sensors: PERK (PKR-like ER kinase), ATF (activating transcription factor 6), and IRE1 alpha (inositol-requiring enzyme 1 alpha) (1). IRE1 alpha is correlated with X-box binding protein (XBP1) as a potent UPR transcriptional activator (2).

Transcriptional activation of UPR-responsive genes are regulated by the ATF6 and IRE1-XBP1 pathways, which are often regulated by HIFs and contribute to cell survival under ER hypoxic stress (3). UPR signaling can a) inhibit protein translation to restore cell function, b) activate signaling to increase production of molecular chaperones for protein folding, and c) initiate ubiquitination signaling that leads to degradation of misfolded proteins in ER.

IRE1 alpha acts as the sensor of unfolded proteins in the ER. IRE1 alpha not only promotes cell survival but can initiate apoptosis when accumulation of unfolded proteins in the ER causes stress. IRE1 alpha is essential for viability under stress conditions that cause unfolded proteins to accumulate in the ER. IRE1 alpha is a transmembrane protein that has both serine-threonine kinase and endoribonuclease activities and has a theoretical molecular weight of 110 kDa. When detecting phospho-IRE1 alpha, it is recommended to normalize its band intensity with total IRE1 alpha.

References

1. Zheng, W., Xie, W., Yin, D., Luo, R., Liu, M., & Guo, F. (2019). ATG5 and ATG7 induced autophagy interplays with UPR via PERK signaling. Cell Commun Signal, 17(1), 42. doi:10.1186/s12964-019-0353-3

2. Cho, Y. M., Kim, D. H., Lee, K. H., Jeong, S. W., & Kwon, O. J. (2018). The IRE1alpha-XBP1s pathway promotes insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in adipocytes by increasing PPARgamma activity. Exp Mol Med, 50(8), 102. doi:10.1038/s12276-018-0131-0

3. Xia, Z., Wu, S., Wei, X., Liao, Y., Yi, P., Liu, Y.,... Liu, J. (2019). Hypoxic ER stress suppresses beta-catenin expression and promotes cooperation between the transcription factors XBP1 and HIF1alpha for cell survival. J Biol Chem, 294(37), 13811-13821. doi:10.1074/jbc.RA119.008353

Bioinformatics

Entrez Human
Mouse
Rat
Uniprot Human
Product By Gene ID 2081
Alternate Names
  • IRE 1a
  • FLJ30999
  • EC 2.7.11
  • hIRE1p
  • Ire1-alpha
  • IRE1a
  • serine/threonine-protein kinase/endoribonuclease IRE1
  • Inositol-requiring protein 1
  • protein kinase/endoribonuclease
  • Endoplasmic reticulum-to-nucleus signaling 1
  • ire1-alpha
  • ER to nucleus signalling 1
  • inositol-requiring 1
  • IRE1P
  • IRE1MGC163279
  • MGC163277
  • endoplasmic reticulum to nucleus signaling 1

Research Areas for IRE1 alpha

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Apoptosis
Cell Biology
Diabetes Research
Hypoxia
Lipid and Metabolism
Neuroscience
Phospho-Specific
Signal Transduction
Unfolded Protein Response

PTMs for IRE1 alpha

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Phosphorylation
Cleavage
Dephosphorylation
Glycosylation
Methylation

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Analysis of Total & pSer724 IRE1 alpha, the Sensor of ER Stress
Inositol-requiring protein 1/IRE1 alpha (also called Endoplasmic Reticulum to Nucleus Signaling 1/ERN1; predicted mol wt 110 kDa) is a serine-threonine protein kinase/endoribonuclease which plays a highly critical role in unfolded protein response/U...    Read more.
IRE1 alpha dependent apoptotic-signaling pathway
Despite in depth characterization of the role of IRE1 alpha (inositol-requiring enzyme 1 alpha) in activating the unfolded protein response (UPR) in the ER - little is known about the molecular mechanisms by which this ER protein has shown to reg...    Read more.
IRE1 alpha (inositol-requiring enzyme 1 alpha)
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a eukaryotic cell process that addresses ER stress. UPR is initiated by three ER-localized sensors: PKR-like ER kinase (PERK), activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6), and inositol-requiring enzyme 1 alpha (...    Read more.
IRE1 alpha and ER Stress: Keys to Disease Progression Pathways
Inositol Requiring Enzyme 1 alpha (IRE1 alpha) is a transmembrane-RNase with an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) luminal sensor domain and cytosolic kinase and ribonuclease domains. IRE1 also plays a central role in the ER stress response (1). In a recent s...    Read more.
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