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Product listing: GRAF1 Antibody, UniProt ID Q9UNA1 #8802 to NRCAM Antibody, UniProt ID Q92823 #55284

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Background: GTPase Regulator Associated with Focal Adhesion Kinase-1 (GRAF1), is a GTPase-activating protein for the small G proteins RhoA and Cdc42 (1). It is composed of an N-terminal BAR domain, a PH domain, a RhoGAP domain, a proline-rich domain, and a C-terminal SH3 domain. GRAF1 contributes to the clathrin-independent carriers/GPI-enriched early endosomal compartments (CLIC/GEEC) pathway, and was the first specific protein component of this endocytic pathway to be discovered (2). GRAF1 was identified as an important protein necessary for adeno-associated virus 2 infection (3). In addition, research studies have linked GRAF1 to mental retardation (4), skeletal muscle differentiation (5), and myeloid leukemia (6,7).

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Hamster, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

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Background: G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2), also known as beta-adrenergic receptor kinase 1 (beta-ARK1), is a member of the GRK family, which phosphorylates the activated form of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and initiates the desensitization process of GPCR (1). GRK2 kinase activity and cellular localization are tightly regulated by interactions with activated receptors, G-beta and G-gamma subunits, adaptor proteins, phospholipids, caveolin and calmodulin, as well as by phosphorylation (1). PKC phosphorylation enhances GRK2 activity by promoting its membrane localization and by abolishing the inhibitory association of calmodulin (2,3). PKA phosphorylates GRK2 at Ser685, which facilitates the association of GRK2 with a beta-adrenergic receptor (4). Erk inhibits GRK2 activity via phosphorylation at Ser670 (5). Src phosphorylates GRK2 at multiple tyrosine residues (Tyr13, 86 and 92), which activates GRK2 activity and promotes GRK2 degradation (6,7).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

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Background: Homer1, Homer2 and Homer3 are scaffolding proteins, composed of an EVH protein–binding domain, a coiled-coil domain and a leucine zipper domain. The EVH domain is a protein-protein binding module that binds to the proline-rich motifs PPXXF, PPXF, and LPSSP of G protein–coupled receptors (GPCRs), inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate (IP3) receptors (IP3Rs), ryanodine receptors, and TRP channels (1-2). The coiled-coil and the leucine zipper domains cause multimerization of Homers and assemble signaling proteins complexes. The Homer1 gene encodes a short isoform (Homer1a, aa 1-186) and two long isoforms (Homer1b, aa 1-354; Homer1c, aa 1-366). Homer1a lacks the coiled-coil domain and leucine zipper, antagonizing multimerization of Homers and thus disassembling signaling proteins complexes (3).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Frozen), Immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting

Background: Huntington's Disease (HD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder characterized by psychiatric, cognitive, and motor dysfunction. Neuropathology of HD involves specific neuronal subpopulations: GABA-ergic neurons of the striatum and neurons within the cerebral cortex selectively degenerate (1,2). The genetic analysis of HD has been the flagship study of inherited neurological diseases from initial chromosomal localization to identification of the gene.Huntingtin is a large (340-350 kD) cytosolic protein that may be involved in a number of cellular functions such as transcription, gastrulation, neurogenesis, neurotransmission, axonal transport, neural positioning, and apoptosis (2,3). The HD gene from unaffected individuals contains between 6 and 34 CAG trinucleotide repeats, with expansion beyond this range causing the onset of disease symptoms. A strong inverse correlation exists between the age of onset in patients and the number of huntingtin gene CAG repeats encoding a stretch of polyglutamine peptides (1,2). The huntingtin protein undergoes numerous post-translational modifications including phosphorylation, ubiquitination, sumoylation, palmitoylation, and cleavage (2). Phosphorylation of Ser421 by Akt can partially counteract the toxicity that results from the expanded polyglutamine tract. Varying Akt expression in the brain correlates with regional differences in huntingtin protein phosphorylation; this pattern inversely correlates with the regions that are most affected by degeneration in diseased brain (2). A key step in the disease is the proteolytic cleavage of huntingtin protein into amino-terminal fragments that contain expanded glutamine repeats and translocate into the nucleus. Caspase mediated cleavage of huntingtin at Asp513 is associated with increased polyglutamine aggregate formation and toxicity. Phosphorylation of Ser434 by CDK5 protects against cleavage (2,3).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

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Background: JAKMIP1, or Janus kinase and microtubule interactin protein 1, localizes in mitrotubules and the plasma membrane, which associates with microtubules and plays a role in migration of pyramidal neurons (1). JAKMIP1 participates in the microtubule-dependent transport of GABA-B receptor (2). It is also linked to autistic-spectrum disorders (3,4). JAKMIP1 may participate in the JAK1 pathway (5).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

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Background: Leucine-rich repeat and immunoglobulin domain-containing protein (LINGO-1) is a potent negative modulator of neuronal processes including neuronal survival, axonal integrity, oligodendrocyte differentiation, and myelination (1-5). LINGO-1, Nogo receptor (NgR), and p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR), or TNF receptor orphan Y (TROY) form a tripartite receptor complex, which activates RhoA/ROCK signaling and is responsible for the inhibition effect of myelin- associated factors (6,7). LINGO-1 is abundantly expressed in the brain and is implicated in various neurodegenerative disorders such as Essential tremor, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease (8-11). Recently, LINGO-1 was reported to bind directly to amyloid precursor protein (APP), promoting its degradation through lysosomal proteolysis (12). This research study implicated that Lingo-1 plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease.

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Human, Monkey, Mouse, Rat

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Background: LIS1 is a cytoskeleton-interacting protein that contains an N-terminal dimerization domain and a C-terminal β-propeller domain that interacts with the motor domain of dynein (1-3). Research studies have shown that mutations in the LIS1 gene are involved in lissencephaly, a disease characterized by severe defects in brain development (4). LIS1 also plays a critical role in cortical migration and development in the brain (5). LIS1 activity is required for retrograde translocation of excitatory synapses in developing interneuron dendrites in a microtubule-dependent fashion (6).

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Background: Low density lipoprotein receptor related protein 1 ( LRP1) is a type I transmembrane receptor that mediates the endocytosis of various ligands (1). LRP1 plays important roles in lipid homeostasis, signaling transduction, embryonic development, and glucose metabolism (2-6). In addition, LRP1 regulates APP processing and facilitates the clearance of beta-amyloid (7-9). This finding makes LRP1 a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease. LRP1 preprotein is proteolytically processed by furin to generate a 515 kDa extracellular α subunit and a membrane-anchored 85 kDa β subunit, which together form the mature receptor (10).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

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Background: Leucine-rich repeat containing 8 family member A (LRRC8A) belongs to the leucine-rich repeat family of proteins. It is also named SWELL1. LRRC8A forms a heteromeric complex called the volume regulated anion channel (VRAC) with other family members such as LRRC8B, LRRC8C, LRRC8D, or LRRC8E. VRAC maintains cell volume in response to extracellular or intracellular osmotic changes (1,2). The LRRC8A-containing VRAC complex senses ionic strength and is activated by hypotonic stress (3). LRRC8A is also involved in B cell development. Mutations in the LRRC8A gene causes agammaglobulinemia, which is a primary immunodeficiency characterized by severely low or absent serum antibodies and circulating B-cells (4).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

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Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, is a progressive movement disorder characterized by rigidity, tremors, and postural instability. The pathological hallmarks of PD are progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the ventral midbrain and the presence of intracellular Lewy bodies (protein aggregates of α-synuclein, ubiquitin, and other components) in surviving neurons of the brain stem (1). Research studies have shown various genes and loci are genetically linked to PD including α-synuclein/PARK1 and 4, parkin/PARK2, UCH-L1/PARK5, PINK1/PARK6, DJ-1/PARK7, LRRK2/PARK8, synphilin-1, and NR4A2 (2).Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) contains amino-terminal leucine-rich repeats (LRR), a Ras-like small GTP binding protein-like (ROC) domain, an MLK protein kinase domain, and a carboxy-terminal WD40 repeat domain. Research studies have linked at least 20 LRRK2 mutations to PD, with the G2019S mutation being the most prevalent (3). The G2019S mutation causes increased LRRK2 kinase activity, which induces a progressive reduction in neurite length that leads to progressive neurite loss and decreased neuronal survival (4). Researchers are currently testing the MLK inhibitor CEP-1347 in PD clinical trials, indicating the potential value of LRRK2 as a therapeutic target for treatment of PD (5).

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Application Methods: Immunofluorescence (Frozen), Immunofluorescence (Immunocytochemistry), Western Blotting

Background: Microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2) is a neuronal phosphoprotein that regulates the structure and stability of microtubules, neuronal morphogenesis, cytoskeleton dynamics, and organelle trafficking in axons and dendrites (1). Multiple MAP2 isoforms are expressed in neurons, including high molecular weight MAP2A and MAP2B (280 and 270 kDa), and low molecular weight MAP2C and MAP2D (70 and 75 kDa). Phosphorylation of MAP2 modulates its association with the cytoskeleton and is developmentally regulated. GSK-3 and p44/42 MAP kinase phosphorylate MAP2 at Ser136, Thr1620, and Thr1623 (2,3). Phosphorylation at Thr1620/1623 by GSK-3 inhibits MAP2 association with microtubules and microtubule stability (3).

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Human

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Background: MELK (Maternal Embryonic Leucine zipper Kinase, MPK38, KIAA0175) is a member of the Snf1/AMPK related kinase family. It is implicated in stem cell renewal, cell cycle progression and pre-m-RNA splicing (1,2,3). MELK is also a marker for self-renewing multipotent neural progenators, and may function in embryonic and postnatal forebrain development (4). While other members of this kinase family are activated by LKB1 and CAMKII mediated phosphorylation of the T-loop, MELK is not (5,6,7). Regulation of activation appears complex since MELK overexpressed in mammalian cells is inactive (7). Some evidence suggests that activation occurs through autophosphorylation of Thr167 and Ser171, although a number of additional autophosphorylation sites have been suggested (8). Recently, phosphorylations of Thr449, Thr451 and Thr481 have been specifically detected during mitosis, and are thought to occur via MPF and MAPK pathways (9). MELK has broad substrate specificity in vitro: substrates include ZPR9 (10), NIPP1 (11) and cdc25B (12), although the significance of MELK mediated phosphorylation of these proteins is unclear.Finally, recent studies on human tumor samples and cell lines suggest that MELK expression is frequently elevated in cancer relative to normal tissues (13). MELK may provide a growth advantage for neoplastic cells, and may be a potential target for anti-cancer therapies.

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Background: Mena (mammalian enabled), EVL, and VASP are members of the Ena/VASP family, which is involved in controlling cell shape and cell movement by shielding actin filaments from capping proteins (1). Ena/VASP proteins have three specific domains: an amino-terminal EVH1 domain controlling protein localization; a central proline-rich domain mediating interactions with both SH3 and WW domain containing proteins, including profilin; and a carboxy-terminal domain causing tetramerization and binding to actin (2). Mena interacts with actin filaments at the growing ends localizing to lamellipodia and to tips of growth cone filopodia in neurons. Axons projecting from interhemispheric cortico-cortical neurons are misrouted in newborn, homozygous Mena knock-out mice (3). Mena is phosphorylated at Ser236 by PKA, thereby promoting filopodial formation and elongation in the growth cone (4).Three forms of Mena corresponding to 80, 88 and 140 kD are known. The 80 kD protein is broadly expressed in contrast to the 140 kD protein which is enriched in neural cell types. Alternative splicing produces these forms. The 88 kD protein is mainly found in embryonic cell types and is likely the result of post-translational modification. Expression of all three forms is completely eliminated in Mena homozygous mutant animals (1, 3).

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Background: Musashi-1 and Musashi-2 are RNA-binding proteins which play a role in asymmetric cell division of ectodermal precursor cells by regulating the translation of target mRNA. Both family members augment Notch signaling and repress the translation of m-Numb, a protein that positively modulates differentiation of neural stem cells into neurons. Thus, Musashi contributes to the maintenance of neural stem cells (1). While Musashi-1 is frequently used as a marker for proliferating neural precursor cells, it is also expressed in epithelial stem cells including intestinal and mammary gland stem cells (2-4).

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Mouse, Rat

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Background: Voltage gated sodium channels are composed of a large alpha subunit and auxiliary beta subunits. The alpha subunit has 4 homologous domains, with each domain containing 6 transmembrane segments. These segments function as the voltage sensor and sodium permeable pore. Upon change of membrane potential, the sodium channel is activated, which allows sodium ions to flow through (1,2). When associated with beta subunits or other accessory proteins, the alpha subunit is regulated at the level of cell surface expression, kinetics, and voltage dependence (3,4).There are 9 mammalian alpha subunits, named Nav1.1-Nav1.9 (5). These alpha subunits differ in tissue specificity and biophysical functions (6,7). Seven of these subunits are essential for the initiation and propagation of action potentials in the central and peripheral nervous system while Nav1.4 and Nav1.5 are mainly expressed in skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle (8,9). Mutations in these alpha channel subunits have been identified in patients with epilepsy, seizure, ataxia, sensitivity to pain, and cardiomyopathy (reviewed in 10).

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Human

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Background: NeuroD is a member of the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) family of transcription factors. These proteins function by forming heterodimers with E-proteins and binding to the canonical E-box sequence CANNTG (1,2). Neuronal activity results in CaMKII-mediated phosphorylation of NeuroD at Ser336, which is necessary for formation and growth of dendrites (3,4). NeuroD is also phosphorylated at Ser274 though the results are context dependent as phosphorylation by Erk stimulates NeuroD activity in pancreatic β-cells while phosphorylation by GSK-3β inhibits NeuroD in neurons (3). NeuroD is crucially important in both the pancreas and developing nervous system, and plays a large role in the development of the inner ear and mammalian retina (3). Mice lacking NeuroD become severely diabetic and die shortly after birth due to defects in β-cell differentiation (2,3,5,6). The lack of NeuroD in the brain results in severe defects in development (5). Human mutations have been linked to a number of types of diabetes including type I diabetes mellitus and maturity-onset diabetes of the young (1,3).

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Background: The chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan NG2 is a type I membrane protein expressed by subpopulations of glia including oligodendroglial precursor cells and a variety of tumor cells. Normal precursor cells and malignant tumor cells migrate and proliferate, but there is evidence that cells may not be able to engage in both activities at the same time. However, NG2 is involved in promoting both proliferation and motility (1). The extracellular domain of NG2 sequesters growth factors and binds to both growth factor receptors and extracellular matrix ligands such as fibronectin, collagens and laminin. The cytoplasmic domain is involved in activating Rac, Cdc42 and p130 Cas (2). PKCα phosphorylates NG2 at Thr2256, triggering the redistribution of NG2 from apical microprocesses to lamellipodia accompanied by enhanced cell motility (3). ERK phosphorylates NG2 at Thr2314, stimulating cell proliferation (4).

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Human

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Background: Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a small, secreted protein and member of the neurotrophin family of growth factors that promote neuronal cell survival and differentiation (1). Producing cells release NGF that bind and activate TrkA high affinity receptors to mediate NGF-driven signaling. NGF also binds to a low affinity p75 (NTR) receptors, which belong to the death receptor family (2). Although NGF has been classically described as favoring neuron survival and differentiation, nerve growth factor can promote apoptosis in cells that contain p75 (NTR) and lack TrkA. NGF can induce neuron death in a variety of neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer disease (3). Besides its neurotrophic actions, NGF has an effect on non-neuronal cells and may help mediate inflammation, angiogenesis, and stimulate breast cancer cell growth (4-6). NGF signaling is looking increasingly promising as potential drug targets for diseases.

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Human

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Background: Na+/H+ exchanger regulatory factor (NHERF1 or EBP-50) is one of several related PDZ domain-containing proteins (1). NHERF1 was first identified as a necessary cofactor for cyclic AMP-associated inhibition of Na+/ H+ exchanger isoform 3 (NHE3) (2). NHERF1 is a multifunctional adaptor protein that interacts with receptors and ion transporters via its PDZ domains, and with the ERM family of proteins, including merlin, via its carboxy-terminus (2,3). NHERF1 may play an important role in breast cancer. Estrogen has been found to induce NHERF1 in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells (2,3). Furthermore, NHERF1 has been shown to bind to PDGFR, which is activated in breast carcinomas. NHERF1 has been found to promote the formation of a ternary complex containing PTEN, NHERF1, and PDGFR. Therefore, NHERF1 may function to recruit PTEN to PDGFR to inhibit the activation of PI3K/Akt signaling in normal cells; this mechanism may be disrupted in cancer (4). NHERF1 also binds to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), which functions as an ion channel and has disease-causing mutations in cystic fibrosis (5). Other proposed functions of NHERF1 include testicular differentiation, endosomal recycling, membrane targeting, protein sorting, and trafficking (6).

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Human

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Background: Na+/H+ exchanger regulatory factor (NHERF1 or EBP-50) is one of several related PDZ domain-containing proteins (1). NHERF1 was first identified as a necessary cofactor for cyclic AMP-associated inhibition of Na+/ H+ exchanger isoform 3 (NHE3) (2). NHERF1 is a multifunctional adaptor protein that interacts with receptors and ion transporters via its PDZ domains, and with the ERM family of proteins, including merlin, via its carboxy-terminus (2,3). NHERF1 may play an important role in breast cancer. Estrogen has been found to induce NHERF1 in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells (2,3). Furthermore, NHERF1 has been shown to bind to PDGFR, which is activated in breast carcinomas. NHERF1 has been found to promote the formation of a ternary complex containing PTEN, NHERF1, and PDGFR. Therefore, NHERF1 may function to recruit PTEN to PDGFR to inhibit the activation of PI3K/Akt signaling in normal cells; this mechanism may be disrupted in cancer (4). NHERF1 also binds to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), which functions as an ion channel and has disease-causing mutations in cystic fibrosis (5). Other proposed functions of NHERF1 include testicular differentiation, endosomal recycling, membrane targeting, protein sorting, and trafficking (6).

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Background: Nicastrin is a transmembrane glycoprotein serving as an essential component of the γ-secretase complex (1,2). Nicastrin is physically associated with presenilin and plays an important role in the stabilization and correct localization of presenilin to the membrane-bound γ-secretase complex (3). Nicastrin also serves as a docking site for γ-secretase substrates such as APP and Notch, directly binding to them and properly presenting them to γ-secretase to ensure the correct cleavage process (2,4).

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Human

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Background: The electroneutral cation-chloride-coupled co-transporter (SLC12) gene family comprises bumetanide-sensitive Na+/K+/Cl- (NKCC), thiazide-sensitive Na+/Cl-, and K+/Cl- (KCC) co-transporters. SLC12A1/NKCC2 and SLC12A2/NKCC1 regulate cell volume and maintain cellular homeostasis in response to osmotic and oxidative stress (1). The broadly expressed NKCC1 is thought to play roles in fluid secretion (i.e. salivary gland function), salt balance (i.e. maintenance of renin and aldosterone levels), and neuronal development and signaling (2-7). During neuronal development, NKCC1 and KCC2 maintain a fine balance between chloride influx (NKCC1) and efflux (KCC2), which regulates γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated neurotransmission (3). Increased NKCC1 expression in immature neurons maintains high intracellular chloride levels that result in inhibitory GABAergic signaling; KCC2 maintains low intracellular chloride levels and excitatory GABAergic responses in mature neurons (4,5,8). Deletion of NKCC1 impairs NGF-mediated neurite outgrowth in PC-12D cells while inhibition of NKCC1 with bumetanide inhibits re-growth of axotomized dorsal root ganglion cells (6,7). Defective chloride homeostasis in neurons is linked to seizure disorders that are ameliorated by butemanide treatment, indicating that abnormal NKCC1 and NKCC2 expression or signaling may play a role in neonatal and adult seizures (9-12). NKCC1 is found as a homodimer or within heterooligomers with other SLC12 family members. This transport protein associates with a number of oxidative- and osmotic-responsive kinases that bind, phosphorylate, and activate NKCC1 co-transporter activity (13-16). In response to decreased intracellular chloride concentrations, Ste20-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) phosphorylates NKCC1 to increase co-transporter activity and promote chloride influx (16-19). Oxidative stress response kinase 1 (OSR1) also phosphorylates and activates NKCC1 in response to oxidative stress (14).

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Mouse, Rat

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Background: The electroneutral cation-chloride-coupled co-transporter (SLC12) gene family comprises bumetanide-sensitive Na+/K+/Cl- (NKCC), thiazide-sensitive Na+/Cl-, and K+/Cl- (KCC) co-transporters. SLC12A1/NKCC2 and SLC12A2/NKCC1 regulate cell volume and maintain cellular homeostasis in response to osmotic and oxidative stress (1). The broadly expressed NKCC1 is thought to play roles in fluid secretion (i.e. salivary gland function), salt balance (i.e. maintenance of renin and aldosterone levels), and neuronal development and signaling (2-7). During neuronal development, NKCC1 and KCC2 maintain a fine balance between chloride influx (NKCC1) and efflux (KCC2), which regulates γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated neurotransmission (3). Increased NKCC1 expression in immature neurons maintains high intracellular chloride levels that result in inhibitory GABAergic signaling; KCC2 maintains low intracellular chloride levels and excitatory GABAergic responses in mature neurons (4,5,8). Deletion of NKCC1 impairs NGF-mediated neurite outgrowth in PC-12D cells while inhibition of NKCC1 with bumetanide inhibits re-growth of axotomized dorsal root ganglion cells (6,7). Defective chloride homeostasis in neurons is linked to seizure disorders that are ameliorated by butemanide treatment, indicating that abnormal NKCC1 and NKCC2 expression or signaling may play a role in neonatal and adult seizures (9-12). NKCC1 is found as a homodimer or within heterooligomers with other SLC12 family members. This transport protein associates with a number of oxidative- and osmotic-responsive kinases that bind, phosphorylate, and activate NKCC1 co-transporter activity (13-16). In response to decreased intracellular chloride concentrations, Ste20-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) phosphorylates NKCC1 to increase co-transporter activity and promote chloride influx (16-19). Oxidative stress response kinase 1 (OSR1) also phosphorylates and activates NKCC1 in response to oxidative stress (14).

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Background: The Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) is a sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter. It is mainly expressed on the luminal membrane of renal epithelial cells of the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (TALH) and mediates the majority of NaCl resorption and concentration of urine (1,2). NKCC2 is the target for several diuretic drugs, such as bumetanide, and is involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension (3,4). Mutations in the NKCC2-encoding gene, SLC12A1, causes Bartter’s syndrome, which is featured by impaired salt reabsorption in the TALH, hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, and hypercalciuria (5,6). Recently, NKCC2 was reported to be expressed in the brain hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system (HNS) and upregulated upon osmotic stress (7).

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Mouse, Rat

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Background: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) forms a heterodimer of at least one NR1 and one NR2A-D subunit. Multiple receptor isoforms with distinct brain distributions and functional properties arise by selective splicing of the NR1 transcripts and differential expression of the NR2 subunits. NR1 subunits bind the co-agonist glycine and NR2 subunits bind the neurotransmitter glutamate. Activation of the NMDA receptor or opening of the ion channel allows flow of Na+ and Ca2+ ions into the cell, and K+ out of the cell (1). Each subunit has a cytoplasmic domain that can be directly modified by the protein kinase/phosphatase (2). PKC can phosphorylate the NR1 subunit (NMDAR1) of the receptor at Ser890/Ser896, and PKA can phosphorylate NR1 at Ser897 (3). The phosphorylation of NR1 by PKC decreases its affinity for calmodulin, thus preventing the inhibitory effect of calmodulin on NMDAR (4). The phosphorylation of NR1 by PKA probably counteracts the inhibitory effect of calcineurin on the receptor (5). NMDAR mediates long-term potentiation and slow postsynaptic excitation, which play central roles in learning, neurodevelopment, and neuroplasticity (6).

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Background: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) forms a heterodimer of at least one NR1 and one NR2A-D subunit. Multiple receptor isoforms with distinct brain distributions and functional properties arise by selective splicing of the NR1 transcripts and differential expression of the NR2 subunits. NR1 subunits bind the co-agonist glycine and NR2 subunits bind the neurotransmitter glutamate. Activation of the NMDA receptor or opening of the ion channel allows flow of Na+ and Ca2+ ions into the cell, and K+ out of the cell (1). Each subunit has a cytoplasmic domain that can be directly modified by the protein kinase/phosphatase (2). PKC can phosphorylate the NR1 subunit (NMDAR1) of the receptor at Ser890/Ser896, and PKA can phosphorylate NR1 at Ser897 (3). The phosphorylation of NR1 by PKC decreases its affinity for calmodulin, thus preventing the inhibitory effect of calmodulin on NMDAR (4). The phosphorylation of NR1 by PKA probably counteracts the inhibitory effect of calcineurin on the receptor (5). NMDAR mediates long-term potentiation and slow postsynaptic excitation, which play central roles in learning, neurodevelopment, and neuroplasticity (6).

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Background: Nervous system nuclear protein induced by axotomy 1 (Nna1, AGTPBP1 or cytosolic carboxypeptidase-1) is related to zinc carboxypeptidases and contains an ATP/GTP binding motif, a basic and a bipartite nuclear localization signal. Nna1 expression is rapidly induced in motor neurons following axotomy and down-regulated following reinnervation, which is consistent with abundant Nna1 expression in differentiating neurons and the absence of Nna1 in CNS proliferative zones (1). Furthermore, Purkinje cell degeneration is characterized by adult onset neurodegeneration resulting from Nna1 gene mutations, implicating Nna1 in mechanisms common to degeneration and regeneration (2).

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Background: Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) catalyzes the formation of nitric oxide (NO) and citruline from L-arginine, oxygen and cofactors. Three family members have been characterized: neuronal NOS (nNOS), which is found primarily in neuronal tissue; inducible NOS (iNOS), which is induced by interferon gamma and lipopolysaccharides in the kidney and cardiovascular system; and endothelial NOS (eNOS), which is expressed in blood vessels (1). NO is a messenger molecule with diverse functions throughout the body including the maintenance of vascular integrity, homeostasis, synaptic plasticity, long-term potentiation, learning, and memory (2,3).

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Background: Neurite outgrowth inhibition protein (Nogo, RTN4) is a reticulon family protein that was identified as an axonal growth inhibitor of the central nervous system (CNS). Nogo occurs as three major isoforms (Nogo-A, Nogo-B, and Nogo-C) that share a common carboxy terminus of 188 amino acids. Nogo-A is transmembrane protein enriched in the endoplasmic reticulum and expressed at high levels in the CNS, and more weakly in skeletal and heart muscle (1-3). Expression of Nogo-A decreases with increasing age during brain development. In the adult CNS, negative regulation of neuronal growth leads to stabilization of the CNS wiring at the expense of extensive plastic rearrangements. Nogo-A meditates inhibition of neurite growth together with the nogo receptor 1 (NgR1), the p75 neurotrophin receptor p75NTR, and the transmembrane LINGO1 protein. This Nogo receptor signaling complex activates the RhoA/ROCK pathway, which collapses neuronal growth cones and inhibits axonal growth in the CNS following traumatic brain injury. Research studies suggest that inhibition of Nogo A may be beneficial to patients with traumatic brain injury. Nogo-B and Nogo-C inhibit BACE1 activity and amyloid precursor protein processing, suggesting a role in cell survival (4).

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Human, Mouse, Rat

Application Methods: Western Blotting

Background: Neuronal Cell Adhesion Molecule, or NRCAM, belongs to the immunoglobulins Cell Adhesion Molecules (CAM's) superfamily (1). NRCAM, an ankyrin-binding protein, contributes to the neurite outgrowth by providing directional signaling during axonal cone growth (2, 3, 4). Additionally, it plays a role in mediating the interaction between axons and Schwann cells and contributes to the formation and maintenance of Nodes of Ranvier (5, 6, 7, 8). NRCAM also plays an important role in the establishment of dendritic spines in developing cortical neurons (9). NRCAM is expressed in non-neuronal cells, mostly in endothelial cells (10).