|Application ||WB, FC|
|Calculated MW||180 KDa|
|Other Names||Glutamate receptor ionotropic, NMDA 2A, GluN2A, Glutamate [NMDA] receptor subunit epsilon-1, N-methyl D-aspartate receptor subtype 2A, NMDAR2A, NR2A, Grin2a|
|Target/Specificity||Synthetic phospho-peptide corresponding to amino acid residues surrounding Tyr1325 conjugated to KLH.|
|Format||Prepared from rabbit serum by affinity purification via sequential chromatography on phospho- and dephosphopeptide affinity columns.|
|Antibody Specificity||Specific for the ~180k NMDAR NR2A-subunit protein phosphorylated at Tyr1325 in Western blots. Immunolabeling is completely blocked by blocked by the phosphopeptide used as the antigen but not by the corresponding dephosphopeptide.|
|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||Phospho-Tyr1325 NMDA NR2A-Subunit Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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Provided below are standard protocols that you may find useful for product applications.
The ion channels activated by glutamate that are sensitive to N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) are designated NMDA receptors (NMDAR). The NMDAR plays an essential role in memory, neuronal development and it has also been implicated in several disorders of the central nervous system including Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and ischemic neuronal cell death (Grosshans et al., 2002; Wenthold et al., 2003; Carroll and Zukin, 2002). The NMDA receptor is also one of the principal molecular targets for alcohol in the CNS (Lovinger et al., 1989; Alvestad et al., 2003; Snell et al., 1996). Channels with physiological characteristics are produced when the NR1 subunit is combined with one or more of the NMDAR2 (NR2 A-D) subunits (Ishii et al., 1993). Recently, phosphorylation of Tyrosine 1325 of the NR2A subunit has been shown to be increased in human brain tissue sections from HIV-infected individuals with encephalitis (King et al., 2010). In addition, Tyr1325 phosphorylation has been linked with depression-related behavior (Taniguchi et al., 2009).
Alvestad RM, Grosshans DR, Coultrap SJ, Nakazawa T, Yamamoto T, Browning MD (2003)Tyrosine dephosphorylation and ethanol inhibition of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor function. J Biol Chem 278:11020-11025.
Carroll RC, Zukin RS (2002) NMDA-receptor trafficking and targeting: implications for synaptic transmission and plasticity. Trends Neurosci 25:571-577.
Grosshans DR, Clayton DA, Coultrap SJ, Browning MD (2002) LTP leads to rapid surface expression of NMDA but not AMPA receptors in adult rat CA1. Nat Neurosci 5:27-33.
Ishii T, Moriyoshi K, Sugihara H, Sakurada K, Kadotani H, Yokoi M, Akazawa C, Shigemoto R, Mizuno N, Masu M, Nakanishi S (1993) Molecular characterization of the family of the N-methyl- D-aspartate receptor subunits. J Biol Chem 268:2836-2843.
Lovinger DM, White G, Weight FF (1989) Ethanol inhibits NMDA-activated ion current in hippocampal neurons. Science 243:1721-1724.
Snell LD, Nunley KR, Lickteig RL, Browning MD, Tabakoff B, Hoffman PL (1996) Regional and subunit specific changes in NMDA receptor mRNA and immunoreactivity in mouse brain following chronic ethanol ingestion. Mol Brain Res 40:71-78.
Wenthold RJ, Prybylowski K, Standley S, Sans N, Petralia RS (2003) Trafficking of NMDA receptors. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol 43:335-358.
King JE, Eugenin EA, Hazleton JE, Morgello S, Berman JW (2010) Mechanisms of HIV-tat-induced
phosphorylation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit 2A in human primary neurons:
implications for neuroAIDS pathogenesis. Am J Pathol. 176(6):2819-30.
Taniguchi S, Nakazawa T, Tanimura A, Kiyama Y, Tezuka T, Watabe AM, Katayama N, Yokoyama K,
Inoue T, Izumi-Nakaseko H, Kakuta S, Sudo K, Iwakura Y, Umemori H, Inoue T, Murphy NP,
Hashimoto K, Kano M, Manabe T, Yamamoto T. (2009) Involvement of NMDAR2A tyrosine
phosphorylation in depression-related behaviour. EMBO J. 28(23):3717-29.
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