Catalog # PX4825

Profilin (a.a. 126-140) Peptide

Blocking Peptide

Application / Dilution
ELISA50 ng/well

Size 50 μg



Profilins are small actin-binding proteins that have functions in cell motility, cytokinesis, gene transcription, endocytosis and neuronal plasticity. Four profilin isoforms have been identified in mammals. Profilin-1 (PFN1) and profilin-2a (PFN2a) isoforms are highly conserved in structure, but PFN1 is ubiquitously expressed while PFN2a is preferentially enriched in brain. In addition, there are two testis-specific profilins, PFN3 and PFN4, that significantly differ in primary sequence and function compared to PFN1 and PFN2a. Profilin is phosphorylated at both tyrosine and serine residues in vivo. Tyr-129 is phosphorylated in response to VEGF-A stimulation, and this promotes profilin actin binding and polymerization. Tyr-129 phosphorylation may be important for angiogenesis induced by injuries. Ser-138 is phosphorylated by ROCK and dephosphorylated by PP1. This serine phosphorylation inhibits G-actin binding, as well as decreases profilin's aggregation suppressor activity by inhibiting binding to huntingtin. Thus, Tyr-129 phosphorylation may activate while Ser-138 phosphorylation may inhibit profilin activity.



Shao, J. & Diamond, M.I. (2012) PLoS ONE 7(3): e32802.
Fan, Y. et al. (2012) Nat Cell Biol. 14(10):1046.
Shao, J. et al. (2008) Mol Cell Biol. 28(17):5196.

Western blot of Jurkat stimulated with calyculin A (100 nM) for 30 min (lanes 1-6). The blots were probed with anti-Profilin (a.a. 132-140) (lanes 1-3) or anti-Profilin (Ser-138) phospho-specific (lanes 4-6). Both antibodies were used in the absence (lanes 1 & 4) or presence of unphosphorylated Profilin (Ser-138; PX4825) (lanes 2 & 5) or phospho-Profilin (Ser-138; PX4795) (lanes 3 & 6) blocking peptides.

Profilin synthetic peptide that includes amino acids 126 to 140 in human Profilin-1. This sequence is well conserved in rat and mouse Profilin-1, has some homology to Profilin-2a and Profilin-2b, and low homology to Profiin-3 and Profilin-4.

*For more information, see UniProt Accession P07737
Blocking Peptide is supplied in 50µl phosphate-buffered saline and 0.05% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. 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.

The peptide is specifically recognized by anti-Profilin (a.a. 132-140) antibody (PP4821) in ELISA, and has been shown to block the reactivity of PP4821 during Western blot. In addition, the peptide is recommended for use in blocking PP4821 reactivity in immunocytochemistry.

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

This kit contains: