Technical Data
GluR2 (Glutamate Receptor)
Glutamate receptors (GluRs) can be categorized as ionotropic or metabotropic and subcatergorized by their agonist preferences (NMDA, AMPA or Kainic acid). There are four types of AMPA selective GluR subunits (GluR1, GluR2, GluR3 and GluR4). Tetrameric or pentameric combinations of different subunits contributes to the functional diversity of AMPA receptors. In general, AMPA receptors mediate fast synaptic current at most excitatory synapses, with stoichiometry characterized by subtype composition. Although subunit composition of AMPA receptors varies, they must contain at least one edited GluR2 subunit to be calcium impermeable. The critical residue controlling calcium permeability is in the pore loop region. In GluR1, GluR3, and GluR4, this position is occupied by a Gln residue. In GluR2, it is occupied by an Arg residue. It has been shown experimentally that the presence of Arg in this position blocks Ca2+ ion permeability, while a Gln does not. Relative calcium permeability in AMPA receptor channels may be significant in pathological neurotoxic damage and long term changes in nervous system responses.

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

Recommended Dilutions:
Western Blot: 0.5ug/ml detects GluR2 on 10ug of rat brain membrane tissue lysate.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Positive Control:
Rat brain membrane tissue lysate

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.
MabIgG1,k11C241Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Recombinant protein corresponding to human GluR2.
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in 0.1M Tris-Glycine, pH 7.4, 150mM sodium chloride, 0.05% sodium azide.
Recognizes human GluR2. Species crossreactivity: rat. Species sequence homology: mouse.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.