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1 Kit

(8 x 20 microliters)

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Product Includes Product # Quantity Mol. Wt Isotype/Source
Tyrosine Hydroxylase (E2L6M) Rabbit mAb 58844 20 µl 55-60 kDa Rabbit IgG
GAD2 (D5G2) XP® Rabbit mAb 5843 20 µl 60 kDa Rabbit IgG
VGLUT2 (D7D2H) Rabbit mAb 71555 20 µl 65-70 kDa Rabbit IgG
VGLUT1 (E8L5B) Rabbit mAb 47181 20 µl 62 kDa Rabbit IgG
ChAT (E4F9G) Rabbit mAb 27269 20 µl 71 kDa Rabbit IgG
GAD1 (D1F2M) Rabbit mAb 41318 20 µl 67 kDa Rabbit IgG
5-HTR4 (D8O5K) Rabbit mAb 13690 20 µl 40-140 kDa Rabbit IgG
β2-Adrenergic Receptor (D6H2) Rabbit mAb 8513 20 µl 50-100 kDa Rabbit IgG
Anti-rabbit IgG, HRP-linked Antibody 7074 100 µl Goat 

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The Functional Neuron Marker Antibody Sampler Kit provides an economical means of detecting markers that facilitate phenotyping neurons by function. The kit includes enough antibodies to perform at least two western blot experiments with each primary antibody.


Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/mL BSA, 50% glycerol, and less than 0.02% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibodies.


Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter dopamine and other catecholamines, and acts as a marker for dopaminergic neurons (1,2). Choline O-acetyltransferase (ChAT) is the enzyme that catalyzes synthesis of acetylcholine (ACh) in the central and peripheral nervous system. ChAT is found in high levels within cholinergic neurons and can be used to measure their functional states (3). Vesicular glutamate transporters 1 and 2 (VGLUT1 and VGLUT2) are responsible for transporting the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate into synaptic vesicles of glutamatergic neurons. VGLUT1 and VGLUT2 are complimentarily expressed and act as markers for glutamatergic neurons (4). Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) is the main enzyme that synthesizes GABA from glutamate. GABA producing neurons, called GABAergic neurons, utilize GABA as their major inhibitory neurotransmitter with both isoforms of GAD, GAD1, and GAD2, acting as functional markers for these neurons (5). β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that mediates the actions of catecholamines, mainly through stimulation by epinephrine (adrenaline), in the central and peripheral nervous system (6,7). Serotonin receptor 4 (5-HTR4) is an excitatory GPCR that activates the cyclic AMP (cAMP)-PKA pathway (8,9). 5-HTR4 is located post-synaptically on serotonergic neurons (10).

  1. Kumer, S.C. and Vrana, K.E. (1996) J Neurochem 67, 443-62.
  2. Weihe, E. et al. Cell Mol Neurobiol 26, 659-78.
  3. Oda, Y. (1999) Pathol Int 49, 921-37.
  4. Ziegler, D.R. et al. (2002) J Comp Neurol 448, 217-29.
  5. Le, T.N. et al. (2017) J Neurosci 37, 8816-8829.
  6. Wu, Y. et al. (2021) Biomolecules 11, 936. doi: 10.3390/biom11070936.
  7. Wallukat, G. (2002) Herz 27, 683-90.
  8. Nichols, D.E. and Nichols, C.D. (2008) Chem Rev 108, 1614-41.
  9. Karayol, R. et al. (2021) Mol Psychiatry 26, 2334-2349.
  10. Samuels, B.A. et al. (2016) Neuroscientist 22, 26-45.

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