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PTMScan® Motif Antibody Kits
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Product Includes Cap Color Volume (with Count)
PTMScan® Phospho-ATM/ATR Substrate Motif [pSQ] Immunoaffinity 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). Ataxia telangiectasia mutated kinase (ATM) and ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related kinase (ATR) are related kinases that regulate cell cycle checkpoints and DNA repair (2). The identified substrates for ATM are p53, p95/NBS1, MDM2, Chk2, BRCA1, CtIP, 4E-BP1, and Chk1 (2,3). The consensus sequence for ATM/ATR substrates is [pS/pTQ]. Hydrophobic amino acids at positions -3 and -1, and negatively charged amino acids at position +1 are positive determinants for substrate recognition by these kinases. Positively charged residues surrounding the [pS/pTQ] are negative determinants for substrate phosphorylation (4). The complex phenotype of AT cells suggests that it likely has additional substrates (4). To better understand the kinase and identify substrates for ATM and the related kinase ATR, we have developed antibodies that recognize phosphorylated serine or threonine in the [pS/pTQ] motif.


1.  Kastan, M.B. and Lim, D.S. (2000) Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 1, 179-86.

2.  Zhao, H. and Piwnica-Worms, H. (2001) Mol Cell Biol 21, 4129-39.

3.  Kim, S.T. et al. (1999) J Biol Chem 274, 37538-43.

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



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.