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Description :Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody
Specificity :Recognizes the CASK protein
Cited Applications :WB, ELISA, IF
Cross Reactivity :Human, Mouse and Rat
Host / Isotype / Clone# :Rabbit, IgG
Immunogen :CASK antibody was raised against a 16 amino acid synthetic peptide near the amino terminus of human CASK
Formulation :PBS + 0.02% sodium azide.
Purification :Affinity chromatography
Stability :Store at 4oC (add 0.1% NaN3) for several months, and at -20oC for longer periods. For optimal storage, aliquot target into smaller quantities after centrifugation and store at recommended temperature. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Sample Data :Western blot analysis of CASK in mouse brain tissue lysate with CASK antibody at 1 ug/ml in (A) the absence and (B) the presence of blocking peptide.
Scientific Background :CASK is a calcium/calmodulin-dependent serine protein kinase which is a MAGUK (membrane-associated guanylate kinase) protein family member (1). CASK is a scaffold protein and the encoded protein is located at synapses in the brain. CASK associates with FG syndrome 4, mental retardation, microcephaly with pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia, and a form of X-linked mental retardation. CASK functions as a cytoskeletal membrane scaffold that coordinates signal transduction pathways within the cortical cytoskeleton (2).
1. Atasoy, D.et.al: Deletion of CASK in mice is lethal and impairs synaptic function. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 104: 2525-2530, 2007.
2. Cohen, A. R. et.al: Human CASK/LIN-2 binds syndecan-2 and protein 4.1 and localizes to the basolateral membrane of epithelial cells. J. Cell Biol. 142: 129-138, 1998.
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Research Areas :Cardiovascular Disease, ERK/MAPK Pathway, Neurobiology, PKA/PKC Pathway, Ser/Thr Kinases, Neurobiology, Cardiovascular Disease, ERK/MAPK Pathway, PKA/PKC Pathway, Ser/Thr Kinases