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PTMScan® Motif Antibody Kits
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Product Includes Cap Color Volume (with Count)
PTMScan® Phospho-CK2 Substrate Motif (S*/T*DXE) Immunaffinity Beads Blue 10 x 80 µl
PTMScan® IAP Buffer (10X) 9993 White 10 x 600 µl
PTMScan® Limited Use License  

Product Usage Information

Cells are lysed in a urea-containing buffer, cellular proteins are digested by proteases, and the resulting peptides are purified by reversed-phase solid-phase extraction. Peptides are then subjected to immunoaffinity purification using a PTMScan® Motif Antibody conjugated to protein A agarose beads. Unbound peptides are removed through washing, and the captured PTM-containing peptides are eluted with dilute acid. Reversed-phase purification is performed on microtips to desalt and separate peptides from antibody prior to concentrating the enriched peptides for LC-MS/MS analysis. CST recommends the use of PTMScan® IAP Buffer #9993 included in the kit. An alternate PTMScan® IAP Buffer Plus Detergent #9992, which may reduce nonspecific interactions, is available separately. A detailed protocol and Limited Use License allowing the use of the patented PTMScan® method are included with the kit.


Storage: Antibody beads supplied in IAP buffer containing 50% glycerol. Store at -20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.

Product Description

PTMScan® Technology employs a proprietary methodology from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) for peptide enrichment by immunoprecipitation using a specific bead-conjugated antibody in conjunction with liquid chromatography (LC) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for quantitative profiling of post-translational modification (PTM) sites in cellular proteins. These include phosphorylation (PhosphoScan®), ubiquitination (UbiScan®), acetylation (AcetylScan®), and methylation (MethylScan®), among others. PTMScan® Technology enables researchers to isolate, identify, and quantitate large numbers of post-translationally modified cellular peptides with a high degree of specificity and sensitivity, providing a global overview of PTMs in cell and tissue samples without preconceived biases about where these modified sites occur (1). For more information on PTMScan® Proteomics Services, please visit www.cellsignal.com/common/content/content.jsp?id=ptmscan-services.


PhosphoScan® Technology employs a phospho-residue (Tyr, Ser, Thr) motif antibody for phospho-peptide immunoaffinity purification from cell extracts combined with LC tandem MS/MS to identify and quantify changes in phosphorylation levels (1). Casein Kinase II (CK2) is a highly conserved, ubiquitously expressed, and constitutively active tetrameric serine/threonine protein kinase with hundreds of substrates participating in the regulation of a variety of cellular processes including cell cycle progression, apoptosis, transcription, inflammation, and the DNA damage response. Research studies have implicated CK2 in roles related to viral infection, cancer and other diseases (2-6). CK2 substrates contain multiple acidic residues (Asp and Glu) located downstream of the phosphorylated serine or threonine residue. The consensus sequence for CK2 substrates is pS/pTD/EXD/E with the most crucial residue at the +3 position, followed by the residue at the +1 position (7).


1.  Pinna, L.A. and Allende, J.E. (2009) Cell Mol Life Sci 66, 1795-9.

2.  Rush, J. et al. (2005) Nat Biotechnol 23, 94-101.

3.  St-Denis, N.A. and Litchfield, D.W. (2009) Cell Mol Life Sci 66, 1817-29.

4.  Trembley, J.H. et al. (2009) Cell Mol Life Sci 66, 1858-67.

5.  Perez, D.I. et al. (2011) Med Res Rev 31, 924-54.

6.  Dominguez, I. et al. (2009) Cell Mol Life Sci 66, 1850-7.

7.  Meggio, F. and Pinna, L.A. (2003) FASEB J 17, 349-68.



For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.
AcetylScan® is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
Cell Signaling Technology® is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
MethylScan® is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
PTMScan® is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
UbiScan® is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
Use of Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Motif Antibodies within certain methods (e.g., U.S. Patents No. 7,198,896 and 7,300,753) may require a license from CST. For information regarding academic licensing terms please have your technology transfer office contact CST Legal Department at CST_ip@cellsignal.com. For information regarding commercial licensing terms please contact CST Pharma Services Department at ptmscan@cellsignal.com.