Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Sequence-specific RNA-binding protein that regulates translation and mRNA stability by binding the 3'-UTR of mRNA targets. Its interactions and tissue specificity suggest that it may be required to support proliferation and self-renewal of stem cells by regulating the translation of key transcripts.
Expressed in male germ cells of adult testis (at protein level). Highly expressed in testis and ovary. Predominantly expressed in stem cells and germ cells. Expressed at lower level in brain, heart, kidney, liver, muscle, placenta, intestine and stomach Expressed in cerebellum, corpus callosum, caudate nucleus, hippocampus, medulla oblongata and putamen. Expressed in all fetal tissues tested.
The pumilio repeats mediate the association with RNA by packing together to form a right-handed superhelix that approximates a half doughnut. The number as well as the specific sequence of the repeats determine the specificity for target mRNAs.
Cytoplasm. Cytoplasmic granule. Cytoplasm > perinuclear region. The cytoplasmic granules are stress granules which are a dense aggregation in the cytosol composed of proteins and RNAs that appear when the cell is under stress. Colocalizes with NANOS3 in the stress granules (By similarity). Colocalizes with NANOS1 and SNAPIN in the perinuclear region of germ cells.