Catalog # AP3861

Arp2 (C-terminal region) Antibody

Rabbit Polyclonal

Application / Dilution

Size 100 μl

Species Reactivity Hu, Rt, Ms, Ck, Fr

MW 44 kDa



Cellular morphology, adhesion, and motility occur through dynamic reorganization of actin-based superstructures. Actin-binding proteins are critical for regulating actin polymerization and superstructure formation. The Arp2/3 complex is an actin polymerization-inducing complex that includes Arp2, Arp3, p41-Arc, p34-Arc, p21-Arc, p20-Arc, and p16-Arc. Several nucleation promoting factors, such as WASP and coronin, regulate the activity of the Arp2/3 complex. In addition, the Arp2/3 complex may be regulated by phosphorylation of specific subunits in the complex. Arp2 has two phosphosites, Thr-237 and Thr-238, that are evolutionarily conserved, and are phosphorylated along with Tyr-202 in response to growth factor stimulation. These phosphorylation events may regulate binding to the pointed end of actin filaments, and alanine substitutions of these Arp2 phosphosites inhibit membrane protrusions. Thus, phosphorylation may be another mode of Arp2/3 complex regulation in addition to the activity of nucleation-promoting factors.



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Kelleher, J.F. et al. (1995). J Cell Biol. 131(2):385.

Western blot of human A431 cells treated with Calyculin A (100 nM) for 30 min. Blot lanes were untreated (lanes 1 & 3) or treated with lambda phosphatase (lanes 2 & 4) then probed with anti-Arp2 (C-terminal) (lanes 1 & 2) or anti-Arp2 (Thr-237/Thr-238) (lanes 3 & 4).

Immunocytochemical labeling of Arp2 phosphorylation in rat PC12 cells differentiated with NGF. The cells were probed with Arp2 (C-terminal region) and Arp2 (Thr-237/Thr-238) rabbit polyclonal antibodies, then the antibodies were detected using appropriate secondary antibody conjugated to Cy3.

Arp2 (C-terminal region) synthetic peptide (coupled to KLH) corresponding to amino acid residues in the C-terminal region of human Arp2. This peptide sequence is highly conserved in rat, mouse, chicken, and frog Arp2 proteins.

*For more information, see UniProt Accession P61160
Rabbit polyclonal, affinity-purified antibody is supplied in 100ml phosphate-buffered saline, 50% glycerol, 1 mg/ml BSA, and 0.05% sodium azide. Store at –20oC. Do not aliquot. Stable for 1 year.

The products are are safely shipped at ambient temperature for both domestic and international shipments. Each product is guaranteed to match the specifications as indicated on the corresponding technical data sheet. Please store at -20C upon arrival for long term storage.

This antibody was affinity purified using Arp2 (C-terminal region) peptide (without carrier). The antibody detects 44 and 32 kDa* proteins corresponding to the molecular mass of Arp2 on SDS-PAGE immunoblots of human A431, HUVEC, HeLa, and Jurkat cells as well as rat PC12, mouse C2C12, and rabbit fibroblasts.

*All molecular weights (MW) are confirmed by comparison to Bio-Rad Rainbow Markers and to western blot mobilities of known proteins with similar MW.

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