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Calpain-2 Antibody

Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody

  • WB - Calpain-2 Antibody AJ1122a
    A. Western blot analysis on HeLa cell lysate using anti-Calpain2 RabMAb (Cat. #AJ1122a), dilution 1:500.
Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Primary Accession P17655
Reactivity Human
Host Rabbit
Clonality Monoclonal
Clone Names EPR2562Y
Calculated MW 79995 Da
Gene ID 824
Other Names Calpain-2 catalytic subunit, Calcium-activated neutral proteinase 2, CANP 2, Calpain M-type, Calpain large polypeptide L2, Calpain-2 large subunit, Millimolar-calpain, M-calpain, CAPN2, CANPL2
Target/Specificity A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues within human calpain 2 was used as an immunogen.
Dilution WB~~1:500
Format 50 mM Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 0.15 M NaCl, 40% Glycerol, 0.01% sodium azide and 0.05% BSA.
StorageMaintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
PrecautionsCalpain-2 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Name CAPN2
Synonyms CANPL2
Function Calcium-regulated non-lysosomal thiol-protease which catalyze limited proteolysis of substrates involved in cytoskeletal remodeling and signal transduction. Proteolytically cleaves MYOC at 'Arg-226' (PubMed:17650508).
Cellular Location Cytoplasm. Cell membrane. Note=Translocates to the plasma membrane upon Ca(2+) binding
Tissue Location Ubiquitous.
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The calcium-activated protease calpain cleaves a variety of biologically important proteins and serves, therefore, as a key regulator of many cellular functions. Activation of both main isoforms, calpain 1 and calpain 2, was demonstrated previously in Alzheimer's disease. Calpain 2 could be directly involved in tau hyperphosphorylation by modulating protein kinase activities. Results provide evidence of the important role of the calpain proteolytic system in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases with tau neurofibrillary pathology (1). Calpain is intimately involved in modulating cell adhesion and migration. The two ubiquitous isoforms of this protease, calpain I and II, are considered to be cytosolic proteins that can translocate to both focal complexes/adhesions or the plasma membrane. results reveal an increased association of calpain I, II, calpastatin, and the 30kDa regulatory subunit with the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus as evidenced by their position in the gradient relative to calnexin, Rab6, caveolin, and beta1 integrin after laminin stimulation. Further experiments established that calpain II colocalizes with phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. (2)


1. Adamec E et al. Acta Neuropathol 104(1):92-104, 202
2. Hood JL, et al. Biohem Biophys Res Commun 310(4):1200-12, 2003

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Cat# AJ1122a
(40 western blots)
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