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PathScan® Phospho-AMPKα (Thr172) Sandwich ELISA Antibody Pair #7955
|7955S||1 Kit (Reagents for 4 x 96 well plates)||---||In Stock||---|
|7955||carrier free and custom formulation / quantity||email request|
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|Kit Includes||Volume||Cap Color|
|AMPKα Rabbit Capture Ab (100X)||0.4 ml||Pink|
|Phospho-AMPKα (Thr172) Mouse Detection Ab (100X)||0.4 ml||Blue|
|Anti-mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody (1000X)||0.04 ml||Yellow|
Storage: Capture and detection antibodies are stored at 4°C. HRP-linked secondary reagent is stored at -20°C.
CST's PathScan® Phospho-AMPKα (Thr172) Sandwich ELISA Antibody Pair is offered as an economical alternative to our PathScan® Phospho-AMPKα-(Thr172) Sandwich ELISA Kit #7959. Capture and Detection antibodies (100X stocks) and Anti-Mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody (1000X stock) are supplied. Sufficient reagents are provided for 4 x 96 well ELISAs. The AMPKα Rabbit Capture Antibody is coated in PBS overnight in a 96 well microplate. After blocking, cell lysates are added followed by a Phospho-AMPKα (Thr172) Mouse Detection Antibody and Anti-Mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody. HRP substrate, TMB, is added for color development. The magnitude of the absorbance for this developed color is proportional to the quantity of Phospho-AMPKα (Thr172) protein.
Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.
Specificity / Sensitivity
For Antibody Pair specificity and sensitivity, please refer to the corresponding PathScan® Sandwich ELISA Kit. Note: This antibody pair detects proteins from the indicated species, as determined through in-house testing, but may also detect homologous proteins from other species.
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is highly conserved from yeast to plants and animals and plays a key role in the regulation of energy homeostasis (1). AMPK is a heterotrimeric complex composed of a catalytic α subunit and regulatory β and γ subunits, each of which is encoded by two or three distinct genes (α1, 2; β1, 2; γ1, 2, 3) (2). The kinase is activated by an elevated AMP/ATP ratio due to cellular and environmental stress, such as heat shock, hypoxia, and ischemia (1). The tumor suppressor LKB1, in association with accessory proteins STRAD and MO25, phosphorylates AMPKα at Thr172 in the activation loop, and this phosphorylation is required for AMPK activation (3-5). AMPKα is also phosphorylated at Thr258 and Ser485 (for α1; Ser491 for α2). The upstream kinase and the biological significance of these phosphorylation events have yet to be elucidated (6). The β1 subunit is post-translationally modified by myristoylation and multi-site phosphorylation including Ser24/25, Ser96, Ser101, Ser108, and Ser182 (6,7). Phosphorylation at Ser108 of the β1 subunit seems to be required for the activation of AMPK enzyme, while phosphorylation at Ser24/25 and Ser182 affects AMPK localization (7). Several mutations in AMPKγ subunits have been identified, most of which are located in the putative AMP/ATP binding sites (CBS or Bateman domains). Mutations at these sites lead to reduction of AMPK activity and cause glycogen accumulation in heart or skeletal muscle (1,2). Accumulating evidence indicates that AMPK not only regulates the metabolism of fatty acids and glycogen, but also modulates protein synthesis and cell growth through EF2 and TSC2/mTOR pathways, as well as blood flow via eNOS/nNOS (1).
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- 7018 PathScan® Sandwich ELISA Lysis Buffer (1X)
- 9809 Phosphate Buffered Saline with Tween 20 (PBST-20X)
- 9998 BSA
- 7004 TMB Substrate
- 7002 STOP Solution
- 7959 PathScan® Phospho-AMPKα (Thr172) Sandwich ELISA Kit
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- 2603 AMPKα (23A3) Rabbit mAb
- 2793 AMPKα (F6) Mouse mAb
- 2532 AMPKα Antibody
- 2795 AMPKα1 Antibody
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