|Application ||WB, IHC-P, FC, E|
|Other Accession||Q4JM44, Q9D4B1, Q4R763|
|Predicted||Monkey, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||42280 Da|
|Antigen Region||338-365 aa|
|Other Names||Phosphatidylcholine:ceramide cholinephosphotransferase 2, Sphingomyelin synthase 2, SGMS2, SMS2|
|Target/Specificity||This SGMS2 antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 338-365 amino acids from the C-terminal region of human SGMS2.|
|Format||Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is purified through a protein A column, followed by peptide affinity purification.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||SGMS2 Antibody (C-term) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Sphingomyelin synthases synthesize the sphingolipid, sphingomyelin, through transfer of the phosphatidyl head group, phosphatidylcholine, on to the primary hydroxyl of ceramide. The reaction is bidirectional depending on the respective levels of the sphingolipid and ceramide. Plasma membrane SMS2 can also convert phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) to ceramide phosphatidylethanolamine (CPE). Major form in liver. Required for cell growth in certain cell types. Regulator of cell surface levels of ceramide, an important mediator of signal transduction and apoptosis. Regulation of sphingomyelin (SM) levels at the cell surface affects insulin sensitivity.|
|Cellular Location||Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Golgi apparatus membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein Note=Predominantly plasma membrane, some in Golgi apparatus. Some localization in the perinuclear region where it colocalizes with a sialyltransferase|
|Tissue Location||Brain, heart, kidney, liver, muscle and stomach. Also expressed in a number of cell lines such as carcinoma HeLa cells, hepatoma Hep-G2 cells, and colon carcinoma Caco-2 cells.|
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Sphingomyelin, a major component of cell and Golgi membranes, is made by the transfer of phosphocholine from phosphatidylcholine onto ceramide, with diacylglycerol as a side product. The protein encoded by this gene is an enzyme that catalyzes this reaction primarily at the cell membrane. The synthesis is reversible, and this enzyme can catalyze the reaction in either direction. The encoded protein is required for cell growth. Three transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.
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