Technical Data
Serotonin Receptor 2C (HTR2C, 5-hydroxytryptamine Receptor 2C, 5-HT-2C, 5-HT2C, 5-HTR2C, 5-hydroxytryptamine Receptor 1C, 5-HT-1C, 5-HT1C, HTR1C)
Serotonin Receptor 2C (5-HT2C) activates phospholipase C, resulting in a transient increase in intracellular calcium and activation of protein kinase C. Mutant mice lacking functional 5-HT2C receptor are overweight due to abnormal feeding behavior and are prone to epileptic seizures. Therefore, agonists of the 5-HT2C receptor such as m-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP) may be potential drugs for the treatment of obesity. However, mCPP also has unpleasant side effects such as anxiety and nausea in humans. Most psychedelic drugs bind 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors, and their hallucinogenicity correlates with binding affinity. Expression of the 5-HT2C receptor has been reported predominantly in brain, but also in spinal cord and lung. ESTs have been isolated from human, mouse, and rat brain libraries.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1:500-1:3000
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.
PabAffinity Purified
50ul-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Not determined
Synthetic peptide corresponding to human HTR2C conjugated to KLH.
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in 0.1M Tris-glycine, pH 7.0, 0.01% thimerosal, 10% glycerol.
Recognizes human HTR2C.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.