|Calculated MW||125/250 KDa|
|Other Names||Metabotropic glutamate receptor 1, mGluR1, Grm1, Gprc1a, Mglur1|
|Target/Specificity||Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues from the C-terminal region conjugated to KLH.|
|Format||Prepared from rabbit serum by affinity purification using a column to which the peptide immunogen was coupled.|
|Antibody Specificity||Specific for the ~125k monomer and the ~250k mGluR1a dimer. Immunolabeling blocked by preadsorption of antibody with the peptide used to generate theantibody.|
|Storage||Maintain 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.|
|Precautions||Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 1a Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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The metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) are key receptors in the modulation of excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. They are implicated in many forms of neural plasticity as well as learning and memory and drug abuse (Bhattacharya et al., 2004; Francesconi et al., 2004; Wilson and Nicoll, 2001). Group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (consisting of mGluR1 and mGluR5) are G-protein-coupled neurotransmitter receptors that are localized in the perisynaptic region of the postsynaptic membrane. When activated, Group I mGluRs lead to stimulation of phospholipase and activation of Protein Kinase C. In contrast, activation of Group II metabotropic receptors (mGluR2 and mGluR3) leads to inhibition of adenylate cyclase. The mGluR1 receptor may also be critically involved in limiting the deleterious effects of excitotoxicity (Blaabjerg et al., 2003).
Bhattacharya M, Babwah AV, Godin C, Anborgh PH, Dale LB, Poulter MO, Ferguson SSG (2004) Ral and phospholipase D2-dependent pathway for constitutive metabotropic glutamate receptor endocytosis. J Neurosci 24:8752-8761.
Blaabjerg M, Fang LW, Zimmer J, Baskys A (2003) Neuroprotection against NMDA excitotoxicity by group I metabotropic glutamate receptors is associated with reduction of NMDA stimulated currents. Exp Neurol 183:573-580.
Francesconi W, Cammalleri M, Sanna PP (2004) The metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 is necessary for late-phase long-term potentiation in the hippocampal CA1 region. Brain Res 1022:12-18.
Wilson RI, Nicoll RA (2001) Endogenous cannabinoids mediate retrograde signalling at hippocampal synapses. Nature (London) 410:588-592.
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