Technical Data
ADRA2A (Alpha-2A Adrenergic Receptor, Alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptor Subtype C10, Alpha-2A Adrenoreceptor, Alpha-2A Adrenoceptor, Alpha-2AAR, ADRA2R, ADRAR)
Alpha-2-adrenergic receptor (ADRA2), also known as platelet type adrenoceptor alpha-2A, is a member of G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. This gene, which can identify a DraI RFLP of the ADRAR gene, mapped to 10q23-q25, is found in the distal region of mouse chromosome 19 and abundantly expressed in giant cell. ADRA2 acts a critical role in regulating neurotransmitter release from sympathetic nerves and from adrenergic neurons in the central nervous system. It has 3 highly homologous subtypes: ADRA2A; ADRA2B and ADRA2C. Studies in mouse suggested that both the ADRA2A and ADRA2C subtypes are required for normal presynaptic control of transmitter release from sympathetic nerves in the heart and from central noradrenergic neurons. ADRA2A receptors inhibited transmitter release at high stimulation frequencies, whereas the ADRA2C subtype modulated neurotransmission at lower levels of nerve activity.

Suitable for use in Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry (paraffin): 1-2ug/ml, boiling the sections is required.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile dH20. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
PabIgGAffinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
As reported
Synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence mapping near the C-terminal of human ADRA2, identical to the related rat and mouse sequence.
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a lyophilized powder from PBS, pH 7.4, 5% BSA, 0.05% thimerosal, 0.05% sodium azide. Reconstitute with sterile dH2O.
Recognizes human ADRA2. Species Cross-Reactivity: mouse, rat, rabbit.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Hoehe, M. R.; Berrettini, W. H.; Lentes, K.-U.:Dra I identifies a two allele DNA polymorphism in the human alpha-2-adrenergic receptor gene (ADRAR), using a 5.5 kb probe (p ADRAR). Nucleic Acids Res. 16: 9070 only, 1988. 2. Yang-Feng, T. L.; Kobilka, B. K.; Caron, M. G.; Lefkowitz, R. J.; Francke, U.:Chromosomal assignment of genes for an alpha-adrenergic receptor (ADRAR) and for another member of this receptor family coupled to guanine nucleotide regulatory proteins (RG21). (Abstract) Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 46: 722-723, 1987. 3. Hein, L.; Altman, J. D.; Kobilka, B. K. :Two functionally distinct alpha-2-adrenergic receptors regulate sympathetic neurotransmission. Nature 402: 181-184, 1999.