Rabbit polyclonal antibodyPooled Serum
- Affinity Purified from Pooled Serum
- Rat, Human, Non-human primate
- WB 1:1000
- Gene Name:
- Molecular Reference:
- ~80 kDa
- Cite This Antibody:
- PhosphoSolutions Cat# p175-523, RRID:AB_2492028
The antigen is a phosphopeptide corresponding to amino acid residues surrounding the phospho-Ser523 of human 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO).
The antibody is prepared from rabbit serum by affinity purification via sequential chromatography on phospho- and dephospho-peptide affinity columns.
Biological Significance: ExpandCollapse
The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) plays a key role in regulating the production of leukotrienes (LTs) (Funk, 2001). Overproduction of LTs contributes to several diseases, most notably chronic inflammatory diseases, including asthma (Drazen et al., 1994), fibrosis (Wilborn et al., 1996) and atherosclerosis (Dwyer et al., 2004). Recent work has demonstrated that the activity of 5-LO is regulated by PKA phosphorylation of serine-523 in 5-LO (Luo et al., 2004). Under normal conditions, this phosphorylation may be important in limiting inflammation. Abnormal signaling through cAMP and PKA, then, could contribute to a variety of diseases, including those characterized by chronic inflammation. The phospho-specific antibody to Ser523 on 5-LO is thus likely to provide a valuable tool for studies of the role of 5-LO regulation in diseases such as asthma, fibrosis and atherosclerosis.