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ASAH2 Antibody

  • WB - ASAH2 Antibody ASC10741
    Western blot analysis of ASAH2 in 293 cell lysate with ASAH2 antibody at (A) 1 and (B) 2 µg/mL.
Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Primary Accession Q9NR71
Other Accession NP_063946, 221218981
Reactivity Human, Mouse, Rat
Host Rabbit
Clonality Polyclonal
Isotype IgG
Calculated MW 85516 Da
Application Notes ASAH2 antibody can be used for detection of ASAH2 by Western blot at 1 and 2 µg/mL.
Additional Information
Gene ID 56624
Target/Specificity ASAH2;
Reconstitution & Storage ASAH2 antibody can be stored at 4℃ for three months and -20℃, stable for up to one year. As with all antibodies care should be taken to avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles. Antibodies should not be exposed to prolonged high temperatures.
PrecautionsASAH2 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Name ASAH2
Synonyms HNAC1
Function Hydrolyzes the sphingolipid ceramide into sphingosine and free fatty acid at an optimal pH of 6.5-8.5. Acts as a key regulator of sphingolipid signaling metabolites by generating sphingosine at the cell surface. Acts as a repressor of apoptosis both by reducing C16-ceramide, thereby preventing ceramide-induced apoptosis, and generating sphingosine, a precursor of the antiapoptotic factor sphingosine 1-phosphate. Probably involved in the digestion of dietary sphingolipids in intestine by acting as a key enzyme for the catabolism of dietary sphingolipids and regulating the levels of bioactive sphingolipid metabolites in the intestinal tract.
Cellular Location Cell membrane; Single-pass type II membrane protein. Note=The neutral ceramidase soluble form is a secreted protein. According to PubMed:10781606, it is mitochondrial. However, they used a shorter form in its N- terminus, which may explain this localization which probably does not exist in vivo
Tissue Location Primarily expressed in the intestine (PubMed:17334805). Ubiquitously expressed with higher levels in kidney, skeletal muscle and heart (PubMed:10781606). According to PubMed:17334805, ubiquitous expression attributed to ASAH2 may be actually that of the paralog ASAH2B.
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ASAH2 Antibody: Sphingolipids are hydrolyzed by ceramidases to yield sphingosine and fatty acids. These ceramidases are classified according to the pH range that supports their optimal activity. ASAH2 is a neutral ceramidase and key regulator of sphingolipid signaling metabolites at the cell surface, catalyzing the hydrolysis of the N-acyl linkage of ceramide at an optimal pH of 6.5-8.5. ASAH2 is a type II integral membrane protein that can be cleaved to yield a soluble secreted protein and acts as a repressor of apoptosis both by reducing C16-ceramide, thereby preventing ceramide-induced apoptosis, and generating sphingosine. Sphingosine exerts both mitogenic and apoptosis-inducing activities, and its phosphorylated form functions as an intra- and intercellular second messenger. ASAH2 is ubiquitously expressed primarily expressed with higher levels in the intestine, kidney, skeletal muscle and heart. Recent studies indicate that ASAH2 encoded neutral ceramidase is a key enzyme for the catabolism of dietary sphingolipids and regulates the levels of bioactive sphingolipid metabolites in the intestinal tract.


Nilsson A and Duan RD. Alkaline sphingomyelinases and ceramidases of the gastrointestinal tract. Chem. Phys. Lipids1999; 102:97-105.
Tani M, Okino N, Mitsutake S, et al. Molecular Cloning of the Full-length cDNA Encoding Mouse Neutral Ceramidase. J. Biol. Chem.2000; 275:11229-34.
Tani M, Iida H, and Ito M. O-Glycosylation of Mucin-like Domain Retains the Neutral Ceramidase on the Plasma Membranes as a Type II Integral Membrane Protein. J. Biol. Chem.2003; 278:10523-30.
Osawa Y, Uchinami H, Bielawski J, et al. Roles for C16-ceramide and sphingosine 1-phosphate in regulating hepatocyte apoptosis in response to tumor necrosis factor-alpha. J. Biol. Chem.2005; 280:27879-87.

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