Technical Data
E3360-01M
EPHA2 (Ephrin Type-A Receptor 2, Epithelial Cell Kinase, Tyrosine-protein Kinase Receptor ECK, ECK)
Description:
EphA2, also known as Eck, Myk2, and Sek2, is a member of the Eph receptor family which binds members of the ephrin ligand family. There are two classes of receptors, designated A and B. Both the A and B class receptors have an extracellular region consisting of a globular domain, a cysteine-rich domain, and two fibronectin type III domains. This is followed by the transmembrane region and cytoplasmic region. The cytoplasmic region contains a juxtamembrane motif with two tyrosine residues, which are the major autophosphorylation sites, a kinase domain, and a conserved sterile alpha motif (SAM) in the carboxy tail, which contains one conserved tyrosine residue. Activation of kinase activity occurs after ligand recognition and binding. EphA2 has been shown to bind ephrin-A3, ephrin-A1, ephrin-A5, ephrin-A4, and ephrin-A2. The extracellular domains of mouse and human EphA2 share greater than 92% aa identity. Only membrane-bound or Fc-clustered ligands are capable of activating the receptor in vitro. While soluble monomeric ligands bind the receptor, they do not induce receptor autophosphorylation and activation. In vivo, the ligands and receptors display reciprocal expression. It has been found that nearly all receptors and ligands are expressed in developing and adult neural tissue. The Eph/ephrin families also appear to play a role in angiogenesis.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 0.5-2ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin fixed paraffin embedded): 10ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
50ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Concentration:
~0.5mg/ml
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to aa450-500 from human EPHA2 (KLH).
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.2% gelatin, 0.05 % sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes human EPHA2. Species sequence homology: Bovine, chimpanzee, canine, equine, monkey, mouse and rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.