UM604: K63 TUBE (FLAG)


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FLAG® K63 TUBE is an ideal reagent for efficient isolation and enrichment of K63-polyubiquitinated proteins from cell and tissue extracts or in vitro synthesized mixtures. FLAG® K63 TUBE consists of multiple ubiquitin interaction motifs (UIMs) joined by a rigid, helical linker that spaces the UIMs for selective binding to extended K63-linked polyubiquitin chains. The result is a peptide the exhibits high affinity binding to K63-linked polyubiquitin together with 1000 to 10,000-fold selectivity over K48- and K11- linkages. Expression of this peptide in vivo inhibits K63-linked polyubiquitin-dependent processes and protects K63-linked polyubiquitin chains from degradation. Combining this peptide with a FLAG epitope tag generates, for the first time, a powerful affinity reagent suitable for isolation, purification and characterization of proteins modified by K63-linked polyubiquitin. Flag K63-TUBE allows isolation of K63-linked polyubiquitin without the need for overexpression of ubiquitin mutants, tagged ubiquitins or the inclusion of DUB inhibitors any of which could alter cellular physiology. Isolated ubiquitinated proteins can be characterized by Western blot, mass spec or further biochemical analysis. (FLAG is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation LLC).

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Molecular Weight

9 kDa

Physical State



50 µg




-80°C, avoid freeze/thaw cycles

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  • Isolation and enrichment of K63-polyubiquitinated proteins from cell and tissue extracts
  • Isolation of ubiquitinated proteins for proteomic studies


  • Nanomolar dissociation constant (Kd) for K63-chains
  • 1000 to 10,000-fold preference for K63 chains over K48- or K11- chains
  • Overexpression of epitope-tagged ubiquitin for pull downs not necessary
  • Compatible with FLAG® technology, providing  flexibility and specificity



[1] Sims, JJ, Cooper, EM, Scavone, F, Kane, LA, Youle, RJ, Boeke, JD, and Cohen, RE.  (2012).“Ubiquitin sensor peptides reveal localization and linkage-type dependence of cellular polyubiquitin signaling.” Nature Methods, 9(3):303-9.
[2] Hjerpe, R, Aillet, F, Lopitz-Otsoa F, Lang, V, England P, and Rodriguez, MS. (2009). “Efficient protection and isolation of ubiquitylated proteins using tandem ubiquitin-binding entities.” EMBO Rep., 10(11):1250-8.