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PTMScan® Motif Antibody Kits
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Product Includes Cap Color Volume (with Count)
PTMScan® Phospho-Ser-Pro-Pro [pSPP] Immunoaffinity Beads Blue 10 x 80 µl
PTMScan® IAP Buffer (10X) 9993 White 10 x 600 µl
PTMScan® Limited Use License 1 x  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. 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 -20ºC. 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. For more information on PTMScan® Proteomics Services, please visit

The MAPK and CDK families of serine/threonine protein kinases play important roles in cell signaling and cell cycle control. These kinases phosphorylate threonine or serine followed by a proline residue (1-6). To facilitate the study and discovery of new MAPK and CDK substrates, Cell Signaling Technology has developed antibodies that bind to phospho-threonine or phospho-serine followed by proline.

The S/TPP motif matches the consensus sequence for targeted phosphorylation by Cdc2 (7,8), ERK1, ERK2 (9), SAPK/JNK, CDK5, and GSK3 (10).

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5.  Yang, C.C. et al. (1998) J Protein Chem 17, 329-35.

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9.  Gonzalez, F.A. et al. (1991) J Biol Chem 266, 22159-63.

10.  Yang, X. and Gabuzda, D. (1998) J Biol Chem 273, 29879-87.

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.
PhosphoScan 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 For information regarding commercial licensing terms please contact CST Pharma Services Department at

PTMScan® Phospho-Ser-Pro-Pro Motif [pSPP] Kit