Product Pathways - Neuroscience
GAD2 (D5G2) XP® Rabbit mAb #5843
|W IP IF-F||H M R||Endogenous||60||Rabbit IgG|
Reactivity Key: H=Human M=Mouse R=Rat
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot. Species enclosed in parentheses are predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology.
Specificity / Sensitivity
GAD2 (D5G2) XP® Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total GAD2 protein.
Source / Purification
Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the carboxy terminus of human GAD2 protein.
Western blot analysis of extracts from neonatal mouse and fetal rat brain using GAD2 (D5G2) XP® Rabbit mAb.
The enzyme glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) is responsible for the synthesis of the essential neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) from L-glutamic acid (1). GAD1 (GAD67) and GAD2 (GAD65) are expressed in nervous and endocrine systems (2) and are thought to be involved in synaptic transmission (3) and insulin secretion (4), respectively. Autoantibodies against GAD2 may serve as markers for type I diabetes (5). Many individuals suffering from an adult onset disorder known as Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) also express autoantibodies to GAD2 (6).
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- Rubi, B. et al. (2001) J Biol Chem 276, 36391-6.
- Gilliam, L.K. et al. (2004) Clin Exp Immunol 138, 337-41.
- Skorstad, G. et al. (2008) Eur J Neurol 15, 973-80.
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