Product Pathways - Cytoskeletal Signaling
Phospho-Myosin Light Chain 2 (Thr18/Ser19) Antibody #3674
|W IF-IC||H M (R) (C) (X) (Z) (B) (Pg)||Endogenous||18||Rabbit|
Reactivity Key: H=Human M=Mouse R=Rat C=Chicken X=Xenopus Z=Zebrafish B=Bovine Pg=Pig
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot. Species enclosed in parentheses are predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology.
Specificity / Sensitivity
Phospho-Myosin Light Chain 2 (Thr18/Ser19) Antibody detects endogenous levels of myosin light chain 2 (smooth muscle) only when dually phosphorylated at threonine 18 and serine 19. The antibody does not cross-react with the cardiac isoform of myosin light chain 2.
Source / Purification
Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic phosphopeptide corresponding to residues surrounding Thr18/Ser19 of human myosin light chain 2. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.
Western blot analysis of extracts from HEK293 cells stimulated with ionophore A23187 for the indicated times, using Phospho-Myosin Light Chain 2 (Thr18/Ser19) Antibody.
Myosin is composed of six polypeptide chains: two identical heavy chains and two pairs of light chains. Myosin light chain 2 (MLC2), also known as myosin regulatory light chain (MRLC), RLC, or LC20, has many isoforms depending on its distribution. In smooth muscle, MLC2 is phosphorylated at Thr18 and Ser19 by myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) in a Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent manner (1). This phosphorylation is correlated with myosin ATPase activity and smooth muscle contraction (2). ROCK also phosphorylates Ser19 of smooth muscle MLC2, which regulates the assembly of stress fibers (3). Phosphorylation of smooth muscle MLC2 at Ser1/Ser2 and Ser9 by PKC and cdc2 has been reported to inhibit myosin ATPase activity (4,5). Phosphorylation by cdc2 controls the timing of cytokinesis (5). Transgenic mice lacking phosphorylation sites on the cardiac muscle isoform show morphological and functional abnormalities (6).
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