|The Camk2a camk2a (Catalog #MBS803967) is an Antibody produced from Mouse and is intended for research purposes only. The product is available for immediate purchase. The CaMKII (Alpha-Specific) Antibody: PE/ATTO 594 reacts with Mouse, Rat, Bovine, Human and may cross-react with other species as described in the data sheet. MyBioSource\'s CaMKII (alpha-specific) can be used in a range of immunoassay formats including, but not limited to, Immunofluorescence (IF), Immunoprecipitation (IP), Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Radioimmunoassay (RIA), ELISA (EIA).
0.1ug/mL was needed for detection of CaMKII in 20 ug of rat brain tissue. Researchers should empirically determine the suitability of the Camk2a camk2a for an application not listed in the data sheet. Researchers commonly develop new applications and it is an integral, important part of the investigative research process.
The Camk2a camk2a product has the following accession number(s) (GI #6753250) (NCBI Accession #NP_033922.1) (Uniprot Accession #P11798). Researchers may be interested in using Bioinformatics databases such as those available at The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website for more information about accession numbers and the proteins they represent. Even researchers unfamiliar with bioinformatics databases will find the NCBI databases to be quite user friendly and useful.
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Please refer to the product datasheet for known applications of a given antibody. We\'ve tested the CaMKII (Alpha-Specific) Antibody: PE/ATTO 594 with the following immunoassay(s):
Testing Data (IHC staining of hippocampal neurons.)
Testing Data #2 (Western blot analysis of CamKII in rat membrane using a 1:1000 dilution.)
Background Info: Detects ~50-60kDa protein, corresponding to the molecular mass of CaMKII alpha-subunit on SDS page immunoblots. Recognizes both phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated forms.
Scientific Background: CaMKII is an important member of the calcium/calmodulin-activated protein kinase family, functioning in neural synaptic stimulation and T-cell receptor signaling (1, 2). CaMKII is expressed in many different tissues but is specifically found in the neurons of the forebrain and its mRNA is found within the dendrites and the soma of the neuron. The CaMKII that is found in the neurons consist of two subunits of 52 (termed alpha genes) and 60 kDa (beta genes). CaMKII has catalytic and regulatory domains, as well as an ATP-binding domain, and a consensus phosphorylation site (3-7). The binding of Ca2+/calmodulin to its regulatory domain releases its auto inhibitory effect and activates the kinase (8). This kinase activation results in autophosphorylation at threonine 286 (8). The threonine phosphorylation state of CaMKII can be regulated through PP1/PKA. Whereas PP1 (protein phosphatase 1) dephosphorylates phospho-CaMKII at Thr286, PKA (protein kinase A) prevents this dephosphorylation (9). Autophosphorylation also enables CaMKII to attain an enhanced affinity for NMDA receptors in postsynaptic densities (10-12).
Conjugate: ATTO 594. Storage Buffer: PBS pH7.4, 50% glycerol, 0.09% sodium azide. In general, we may offer more than one antibody to a given target to enable options for the researcher. Available antibodies recognizing Camk2a are readily searchable from our website. Different antibodies against the same target such as Camk2a may be optimized or tested for different applications and species. This enables researchers to select the option that may be best for their model system, to screen more than antibody to determine which one may be best for their model system, as well as to use more than one antibody to follow up on and validate their results.