DNA double-strand breaks can be generated by exposure to ionizing radiation or through endogenous cellular reactions. Double-strand breaks are generally thought to be repaired via one of two distinct mechanisms: homologous recombination (HR) or non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). Homologous recombination requires the activity of the members of the RAD52 epistasis group, which includeRAD50, RAD51, RAD52, RAD54, RDH54/TID1, RAD55, RAD57, RAD59, MRE11, and XRS2. RAD52 can catalyze strand annealing reactions, and can form oligomers that attach to ends of single-stranded DNA.
RAD52 antibody can be used in ELISA, Western Blot starting at 1:500 - 1:1000, and immunohistochemistry starting at 5 μg/mL.
Protein G Column
PBS, pH 7.2, Contains no preservative.
Aliquot and store at -20°C or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.