|Dilution||IHC-P (2-4 µg/ml)|
|Other Names||Mas-related G-protein coupled receptor member X2, MRGPRX2, MRGX2|
|Target/Specificity||Human MRGPRX2 / MRGX2. BLAST analysis of the peptide immunogen showed no homology with other human proteins, except MRGPRX1 (71%), MRGPRX4 (64%), MRGPRX3 (57%).|
|Reconstitution & Storage||Long term: -70°C; Short term: +4°C|
|Precautions||MRGPRX2 / MRGX2 Antibody (Extracellular Domain) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Mast cell-specific receptor for basic secretagogues, i.e. cationic amphiphilic drugs, as well as endo- or exogenous peptides, consisting of a basic head group and a hydrophobic core (PubMed:25517090). Recognizes and binds small molecules containing a cyclized tetrahydroisoquinoline (THIQ), such as non-steroidal neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBDs), including tubocurarine and atracurium. In response to these compounds, mediates pseudo- allergic reactions characterized by histamine release, inflammation and airway contraction (By similarity). Acts as a receptor for a number of other ligands, including peptides and alkaloids, such as cortistatin-14, proadrenomedullin N-terminal peptides PAMP-12 and, at lower extent, PAMP-20, antibacterial protein LL-37, PMX-53 peptide, beta-defensins, and complanadine A.|
|Cellular Location||Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein|
|Tissue Location||Mainly expressed in mast cells. Has a limited expression profile, both peripheral and within the central nervous system, with highest levels in dorsal root ganglion (PubMed:12915402). Detected in blood vessels, scattered lymphocytes, and gastrointestinal ganglia (at protein level) (PubMed:16161007).|
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Orphan receptor. Probably involved in the function of nociceptive neurons. May regulate nociceptor function and/or development, including the sensation or modulation of pain. Cortistatin-14 seems to be a high potency ligand at this receptor. Cortistatin has several biological functions including roles in sleep regulation locomotor activity, and cortical function. In receptor-expressing cells, cortistatin-stimulated increases in intracellular Ca(2+) but had no effect on basal or forskolin- stimulated cAMP levels, suggesting that this receptor is G(q)- coupled.
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