||FUNCTION: Receptor for neurturin. Mediates the NRTN-induced autophosphorylation and activation of the RET receptor. Also able to mediate GDNF signaling through the RET tyrosine kinase receptor. SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cell membrane; lipid-anchor; GPI-anchor (By similarity). ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS: 2 named isoforms produced by alternative splicing.
||See product label
||A synthetic peptide (PRVEKTPSLPDDLSD) as a part of human GFR alpha-2 protein (aa: 376-390) conjugated to KLH.
||GDNF family receptor alpha-2; GFR-alpha-2; Neurturin receptor alpha; NTNR-alpha; NRTNR-alpha; TGF-beta-related neurotrophic factor receptor 2; GDNF receptor beta; GDNFR-beta; RET ligand 2
||IHC, WB. A dilution of 1:500 to 1:1000 is recommended for both applications. This antibody stains beautifully the large neurons in the rat DRG. This antibody also is ideal for WB analysis of rat DRG and brain homogenate. The optimal dilution should be determined by the end user, but a dilution of 1 in 500 is recommended for initial testing. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
||Western blot analysis indicates a high level of specificity to GFR alpha-2 for this antiserum.
||This antibody is known to react with rat GFR alpha-2 and from IHC analysis, there appears to be no cross-reactivity with other members of the GFR family.
||If you would like to use this product in another species other than those specified here, or to see the shared ID between the immunogen used here in different speices and/or other molecules, simply copy the immunogen (from the Immunogen field) and paste it HERE and blast/format it. Note that, antisera raised against synthetic peptides are quite often very specific for that peptide ie, only one single amino acid difference may be enough to restrict the specificity to a particular molecule. Regardless, you can always contact us if you need assistance with this.
||Reconstitute in 100 uL of sterile water. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
||After reconstitution keep aliquots at -20C for a higher stability, and at 2-8C with an appropriate antibacterial agent. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for an additional stability. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles.
||Rossi et al. (1999) Neuron. 22(2): 243
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