Our Anti-Serotonin Transporter (Thr276) rabbit polyclonal phosphospecific primary antibody from PhosphoSolutions is produced in-house. It detects mouse and rat Serotonin Transporter (Thr276) and is antigen affinity purified from pooled serum. It is great for use in WB.
Western blot of rat mid brain membrane lysate showing specific immunolabeling of the ~76 kDa SERT protein phosphorylated at Thr276 in the first lane (-). Phosphospecificity is shown in the second lane (+) where Immunolabeling is blocked by preadsorption of the phosphopeptide used as antigen, but not by the corresponding non-phosphopeptide (not shown).
The serotonin transporter (SERT) recycles serotonin by transporting it back to the pre-synaptic cell. It is the primary target for most anti-depressant drugs and for stimulants such as methamphetamines. SERT is regulated by several processes, including a cyclic GMP signaling pathway involving nitric oxide synthase, guanylyl cyclase, and cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG). cGMP- and PKG-mediated SERT regulation requires phosphorylation at Thr-276 (Ramamoorthy et al., 2007). It has been suggested that although PKG is involved in the stimulation of SERT at Thr-276, it does not directly phosphorylate the residue, rather it initiates a kinase cascade that leads to SERT phosphorylation by an as yet unidentified protein kinase (Wong et al., 2012). Also of therapeutic importance, mutation at the Thr-276 residue has been shown to decrease the potency of a variety of anti-depressant drugs, (Zhang YW and Rudnick G, 2005).
Antigen Affinity Purified from Pooled Serum
Synthetic phospho-peptide corresponding to amino acid residues surrounding Thr276 of rat SERT, conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH).
Bovine, Human, Non-Human Primate, Sheep, Xenopus
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.
Prepared from pooled rabbit serum by affinity purification via sequential chromatography on phospho and non-phosphopeptide affinity columns.
10 mM HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg per ml BSA and 50% glycerol.
WB Brain: 1:1000
Specific for endogenous levels of the ~76 kDa SERT protein phosphorylated at Thr276. Immunolabeling is blocked by preadsorption with the phosphopeptide used as antigen, but not by the corresponding non-phosphopeptide.
Western blots performed on each lot.
For research use only. Not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Use of all products is subject to our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on our website.
After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.