Western blot of adult mouse brain. The blots were probed with anti-nSMase2 (C-terminal region) rabbit polyclonal antibody at 1:2000 (lane 1), 1:1000 (lane 2), or 1:500 in the absence (lane 3) or presence of nSMase2 blocking peptide (SX4065) (lane 4).
Anti-nSMase2 (C-terminal region) Antibody
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nSMase2 (C-terminal region)
Cellular stress leads to hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to generate lipid second messenger molecules including ceramide, sphingosine, and sphingosine-1-phosphate. A variety of sphingomyelinase activities have been described that differ in tissue and subcellular distribution, as well as pH and cation dependance. These enzymes generate ceramide for specific signaling pathways that lead to a wide range of cellular responses, such as apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, cell survival, and cell proliferation. Neutral sphingomyelinases (nSMases) are Mg2+-dependent neutral pH SMases, and the family includes nSMase1, nSMase2, and nSMase3. These nSMases differ in their tissue distribution and subcellular localization. nSMase2 (also known as SMPD3) is expressed primarily in brain, and co-localizes with Golgi markers in several cell lines. The activity and phosphorylation of nSMase2 is upregulated in response to oxidative stress. In addition, nSMase2 binds calcineurin, and this interaction inhibits nSMase2 activity.
Antigen Affinity Purified
nSMase2 synthetic peptide corresponds to amino acids in the C-terminal region of human nSMase2. This sequence is highly conserved in rat and mouse nSMase2, and has low homology to other nSMase family members.
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 78 kDa* band corresponding to nSMase2 on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of adult mouse brain and rat PC12 cells.
Western blots performed on each lot.
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After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.