Western blot analysis of mouse macrophage J774A.1 cells stimulated with pervanadate (1 mM for 30 min.), then untreated (-) or treated (+) with alkaline phosphatase. The blot was probed with rabbit polyclonal anti-Asc (Tyr-144) phospho-specific antibody (AP5631) at 1:500.
Anti-Asc (Tyr-144), Phosphospecific Antibody
Bulk Order Anti-Asc (Tyr-144), Phosphospecific Antibody
Host- and pathogen-associated cytoplasmic double-stranded DNA triggers the activation of a NALP3-independent inflammasome, which activates caspase-1, leading to maturation of pro-interleukin-1beta and inflammation. Several studies have isolated AIM2 (absent in melanoma 2) as a candidate cytoplasmic-DNA-sensing protein that contains an N-terminal pyrin domain and C-terminal oligonucleotide binding domain. A screen for transcripts induced by interferon-beta identified AIM2 gene expression. AIM2 protein bound double-stranded DNA, recruited the inflammasome adaptor ASC, and localized to ASC containing speckles. AIM2 and ASC form a pyroptosome, which induces pyroptotic cell death mediated by caspase-1. Asc can be phosphorylated at Tyr-144 in a Syk and JNK-dependent manner. This phosphorylation is critical for Asc speck formation and Caspase-1 activation.
Antigen Affinity Purified
Asc (Tyr-144) phospho-peptide (coupled to KLH) corresponding to amino acid residues surrounding Tyr-144 in mouse Asc. This peptide sequence is highly conserved in human and rat Asc.
Human, Mouse, Rat
Storage at -20°C is recommended, as aliquots may be taken without freeze/thawing due to presence of 50% glycerol. Stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.
PBS + 1 mg/ml BSA, 0.05% NaN3 and 50% glycerol
This antibody was cross-adsorbed to unphosphorylated Asc (Tyr-144) peptide before affinity purification using phospho-Asc (Tyr-144) peptide. The antibody detects phosphorylated Asc (Tyr-144) in the inflammasome. In J774 macrophage cells primed with LPS and treated with nigericin, the antibody colocalized with an inflammasome marker, caspase-1 inhibitor (FAM-YVAD-FMK). In addition, the antibody detects a 20 kDa Asc protein in western blots of J774A.1 mouse macrophages treated with pervanadate.
Western blots performed on each lot.
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After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.