Technical Data
Eck (EphA2, Mpk-5, Native Epithelial Cell Kinase, Eph receptor tyrosine kinase A2)
Eck (EphA2) is a member of the Eph receptor tyrosine kinase family which binds Ephrins A1-A5. A and B class Eph proteins have a common structural organization. The human EphA2 cDNA encodes a 976aa precursor including a 24aa signal sequence, a 510aa extra- cellular domain (ECD), a 24aa transmembrane segment and a 418aa cytoplasmic domain. The ECD contains an N-terminal globular domain, a cysteine-rich domain and two fibronectin type III domains. The cytoplasmic domain contains a juxtamembrane motif with two tyrosine residues, which are the major autophosphorylation sites, a kinase domain, and a sterile alpha motif (SAM). The ECD of human EphA2 shares 90-94% aa sequence identity with mouse, bovine, and canine EphA2 and ~45% aa sequence identity with human EphA1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. EphA2 becomes autophosphorylated following ligand binding and then interacts with SH2 domain- containing PI3-kinase to activate MAPK pathways. Reverse signaling is also propagated through the Ephrin ligand. Transcription of EphA2 is dependent on the expression of E-Cadherin and can be induced by p53 family transcription factors. EphA2 is upregulated in breast, prostate and colon cancer vascular endothelium. Its ligand, EphrinA1, is expressed by the local tumor cells.

Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry, Western Blot and Immunocytochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Flow Cytometry: 2.5ug labels 10e6 A431 cells.
Western Blot: 1ug/ml stains recombinant human EphA2 under non-reducing conditions only.
Immunocytochemistry: 8-25ug/ml detects Eck on immersion fixed A431 cells.
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 PBS. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store 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.
MabIgG2a7H150Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
~0.5mg/ml (after reconstitution)
Recombinant protein corresponding to aa25-534 from human Eck expressed in NS0 cells (P29317). Species Sequence Homology: mouse, bovine, and canine (90-94%).
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a lyophilized powder from PBS, pH 7.4, 5% trehalose. Reconstitute with 200ul sterile PBS.
Recognizes human Eck (EphA2). Does not crossreact with recombinant mouse EphA4, -A5, -A6, -A7, -A8 or recombinant rat Eph-B1.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.