|Application ||WB, IHC|
|Predicted||Bovine, Human, Mouse, Monkey, Zebrafish|
|Calculated MW||110/220 KDa|
|Other Names||Metabotropic glutamate receptor 2, mGluR2, Grm2, Gprc1b, Mglur2|
|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 ~110k monomer and the ~220k dimer of mGluR2 and mGluR3. Immunolabeling is blocked by preadsorption of antibody with the peptide used as antigen to generate the antibody.|
|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 2/3 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 mGluR2 subunit has been shown to be required for long-term potentiation at the mossy fiber input in the hippocampus (Yokoi et al., 1996).
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.
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.
Yokoi M, Kobayashi K, Manabe T, Takahashi T, Sakaguchi I, Katsuura G, Shigemoto R, Ohishi H, Nomura S, Nakamura K, Nakao K, Katsuki M, Nakanishi S (1996) Impairment of hippocampal mossy fiber LTD in mice lacking mGluR2. Science 273:645-647.
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