Our eEF2K (Ser-500) rabbit polyclonal phosphospecific primary antibody from PhosphoSolutions is produced in-house. It detects human, mouse, and rat eEF2K (Ser-500) and is antigen affinity purified. It is great for use in WB.
Recombinant human eEF2K untreated (lanes 1 & 4), auto-phosphorylated in the presence of Ca2+ and Calmodulin (lanes 2 & 5), and dephosphorylated with lambda phosphatase (lanes 3 & 6). The blots were probed with rabbit polyclonal anti-eEF2K (N-terminus) (lanes 1-3) or anti-eEF2K (Ser-500) (lanes 4-6). (Images provided by the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Dalby in the Dept. of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin.)
Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) catalyzes the translocation of peptidyl-tRNA from the A site to the P site on the ribosome. eEF2 kinase (eEF2K) phosphorylates and inactivates eEF2, resulting in the inhibition of peptide-chain elongation. eEF2K is normally dependent on Ca2+ ions and calmodulin, and can be activated by PKA in response to elevated cAMP levels during cell stress- or starvation-related conditions. Regulation of eEF2K occurs through phosphorylation at multiple sites. Ser-78 phosphorylation is required for calmodulin binding and eEF2K activity, while phosphorylation of Ser-500 is required for Ca2+/calmodulin-independent kinase activity. Thr-348 is an autophosphorylation site that is required for kinase activity. Inhibitory phosphorylation may also regulate eEF2K, since phosphorylation at Ser-359 by SAPK4/p38δ causes inactivation of eEF2K. Thus, multisite phospho-regulation of eEF2K may be important for proper control of eEF2K activity and protein translation.
Antigen Affinity Purified
Phospho-eEF2K (Ser-500) synthetic peptide (coupled to carrier protein) corresponds to amino acids surrounding Ser-500 in human eEF2K. This sequence is well conserved in rat and mouse eEF2K, and has low homology to other proteins.
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
The antibody detects a 105 kDa* protein corresponding to the molecular mass of eEF2K on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of human recombinant eEF2K autophosphorylated in the presence of Ca2+ and Calmodulin. This reactivity is removed after lambda phosphatase treatment. In addition, the antibody detects eEF2K after calyculin A treatment of mouse C2C12 cells, but not in control cells.
Western blots performed on each lot.
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After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.