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Cdk5 Antibody Phospho (pY15)

Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody

  • WB - Cdk5 Antibody Phospho (pY15) AJ1179b
    A. Western blot analysis on A) Hela + AP treated B) Hela cell lysate using Pan Cdk5 and C) Hela + AP treated D) Hela cell lysate using Phospho Cdk5 (pY15) RabMAb (Cat. #AJ1179b), dilution 1:2000.
  • IHC - Cdk5 Antibody Phospho (pY15) AJ1179b
    B. Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human brain using anti- Phospho Cdk5 (pY15) RabMAb (Cat. #AJ1179b)
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 Q00535
Reactivity Human
Host Rabbit
Clonality Monoclonal
Clone Names EP762RY
Calculated MW 33304 Da
Gene ID 1020
Other Names Cyclin-dependent-like kinase 5, Cell division protein kinase 5, Serine/threonine-protein kinase PSSALRE, Tau protein kinase II catalytic subunit, TPKII catalytic subunit, CDK5, CDKN5
Target/Specificity A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the tyrosine 15 of human Cdk5 protein.
Dilution WB~~1:1000~2000
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.
PrecautionsCdk5 Antibody Phospho (pY15) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Name CDK5
Synonyms CDKN5
Function Proline-directed serine/threonine-protein kinase essential for neuronal cell cycle arrest and differentiation and may be involved in apoptotic cell death in neuronal diseases by triggering abortive cell cycle re-entry. Interacts with D1 and D3- type G1 cyclins. Phosphorylates SRC, NOS3, VIM/vimentin, p35/CDK5R1, MEF2A, SIPA1L1, SH3GLB1, PXN, PAK1, MCAM/MUC18, SEPT5, SYN1, DNM1, AMPH, SYNJ1, CDK16, RAC1, RHOA, CDC42, TONEBP/NFAT5, MAPT/TAU, MAP1B, histone H1, p53/TP53, HDAC1, APEX1, PTK2/FAK1, huntingtin/HTT, ATM, MAP2, NEFH and NEFM. Regulates several neuronal development and physiological processes including neuronal survival, migration and differentiation, axonal and neurite growth, synaptogenesis, oligodendrocyte differentiation, synaptic plasticity and neurotransmission, by phosphorylating key proteins. Activated by interaction with CDK5R1 (p35) and CDK5R2 (p39), especially in post-mitotic neurons, and promotes CDK5R1 (p35) expression in an autostimulation loop. Phosphorylates many downstream substrates such as Rho and Ras family small GTPases (e.g. PAK1, RAC1, RHOA, CDC42) or microtubule-binding proteins (e.g. MAPT/TAU, MAP2, MAP1B), and modulates actin dynamics to regulate neurite growth and/or spine morphogenesis. Phosphorylates also exocytosis associated proteins such as MCAM/MUC18, SEPT5, SYN1, and CDK16/PCTAIRE1 as well as endocytosis associated proteins such as DNM1, AMPH and SYNJ1 at synaptic terminals. In the mature central nervous system (CNS), regulates neurotransmitter movements by phosphorylating substrates associated with neurotransmitter release and synapse plasticity; synaptic vesicle exocytosis, vesicles fusion with the presynaptic membrane, and endocytosis. Promotes cell survival by activating anti-apoptotic proteins BCL2 and STAT3, and negatively regulating of JNK3/MAPK10 activity. Phosphorylation of p53/TP53 in response to genotoxic and oxidative stresses enhances its stabilization by preventing ubiquitin ligase-mediated proteasomal degradation, and induces transactivation of p53/TP53 target genes, thus regulating apoptosis. Phosphorylation of p35/CDK5R1 enhances its stabilization by preventing calpain-mediated proteolysis producing p25/CDK5R1 and avoiding ubiquitin ligase-mediated proteasomal degradation. During aberrant cell-cycle activity and DNA damage, p25/CDK5 activity elicits cell-cycle activity and double-strand DNA breaks that precedes neuronal death by deregulating HDAC1. DNA damage triggered phosphorylation of huntingtin/HTT in nuclei of neurons protects neurons against polyglutamine expansion as well as DNA damage mediated toxicity. Phosphorylation of PXN reduces its interaction with PTK2/FAK1 in matrix-cell focal adhesions (MCFA) during oligodendrocytes (OLs) differentiation. Negative regulator of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway. Activator of the GAIT (IFN-gamma-activated inhibitor of translation) pathway, which suppresses expression of a post-transcriptional regulon of proinflammatory genes in myeloid cells; phosphorylates the linker domain of glutamyl-prolyl tRNA synthetase (EPRS) in a IFN-gamma- dependent manner, the initial event in assembly of the GAIT complex. Phosphorylation of SH3GLB1 is required for autophagy induction in starved neurons. Phosphorylation of TONEBP/NFAT5 in response to osmotic stress mediates its rapid nuclear localization. MEF2 is inactivated by phosphorylation in nucleus in response to neurotoxin, thus leading to neuronal apoptosis. APEX1 AP-endodeoxyribonuclease is repressed by phosphorylation, resulting in accumulation of DNA damage and contributing to neuronal death. NOS3 phosphorylation down regulates NOS3-derived nitrite (NO) levels. SRC phosphorylation mediates its ubiquitin- dependent degradation and thus leads to cytoskeletal reorganization. May regulate endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis via the modulation of lamellipodia formation. Involved in dendritic spine morphogenesis by mediating the EFNA1- EPHA4 signaling. The complex p35/CDK5 participates in the regulation of the circadian clock by modulating the function of CLOCK protein: phosphorylates CLOCK at 'Thr-451' and 'Thr-461' and regulates the transcriptional activity of the CLOCK-ARNTL/BMAL1 heterodimer in association with altered stability and subcellular distribution.
Cellular Location Isoform 1: Cytoplasm. Cell membrane; Peripheral membrane protein. Perikaryon. Cell projection, lamellipodium. Cell projection, growth cone. Cell junction, synapse, postsynaptic cell membrane, postsynaptic density. Note=In axonal growth cone with extension to the peripheral lamellipodia (By similarity) Under neurotoxic stress and neuronal injury conditions, CDK5R (p35) is cleaved by calpain to generate CDK5R1 (p25) in response to increased intracellular calcium. The elevated level of p25, when in complex with CDK5, leads to its subcellular misallocation as well as its hyperactivation. Colocalizes with CTNND2 in the cell body of neuronal cells, and with CTNNB1 in the cell-cell contacts and plasma membrane of undifferentiated and differentiated neuroblastoma cells. Reversibly attached to the plasma membrane in an inactive form when complexed to dephosphorylated p35 or CDK5R2 (p39), p35 phosphorylation releases this attachment and activates CDK5.
Tissue Location Isoform 1 is ubiquitously expressed. Accumulates in cortical neurons (at protein level). Isoform 2 has only been detected in testis, skeletal muscle, colon, bone marrow and ovary.
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Cyclin-dependent protein kinase 5 (Cdk5) is a unique member of the family of cyclin-dependent kinases that is not directly involved in the progression of proliferating cells through the cell cycle (1). Distributed in most tissues and various cell lines, Cdk5 is active primarily in neuronal tissues, because of its association with neuron-specific activators such as p35 (a neural-specific regulatory subunit of Cdk5) (2). In addition to its role in muscle and neuronal differentiation, Cdk5 also contributes to the assembly, organization and stability of the axonal cytoskeleton in neurons, promotes neurite outgrowth and axon guidance in developing neurons, participates in the regulation of synaptic transmission and provides an additional pathway to cellular apoptosis (3-5). Cdk5 phosphorylates MAP1b, Tau, neurofilament proteins, caldesmon and proteins of the synaptic vesicles. Deregulation of Cdk5 has profound cytotoxic effects and is implicated in the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Recent studies have showed that increased kinase activity of the p35/Cdk5 complex in developing neurons is observed when Cdk5 is phosphorylated at Y15 by c-Abl tyrosine kinase; this activity is further enhanced by Cable (6).


1. Tsai LH et al. Development 119:1029
2. Tsai LH et al, Nature 371:419
3. Miyasaka H et al, J. Biol. Chem. 268:22695
4. Rosales JL et al, J. Cell Biochem. 78, 151
5. Zhang Q et al. Dev Biol. 183, 222
6. Zukerberg LR et al. Neuron 26(3): 633-646, 2000.

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Cat# AJ1179b
(40 western blots)
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