Western blot of rat brain lysate showing specific immunolabeling of the ~50 kDa α- and the ~60 kDa β-CaM Kinase II phosphorylated at Thr286 in the first lane (-). Phosphospecificity is shown in the second lane (+) where the immunolabeling is completely eliminated by blot treatment with lambda phosphatase (λ-Ptase, 1200 units for 30 minutes).
Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaM Kinase II) is a multi-functional calcium and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase that mediates cellular responses to a wide variety of intercellular signals (Kennedy, 1998; Schulman and Hanson, 1993). CaM Kinase II has been shown to regulate diverse cellular functions including synaptic plasticity, neurotransmitter synthesis and release, gene expression, ion channel function, carbohydrate metabolism, cytoskeletal function, and Ca2+-homeostasis (Gleason et al., 2003; Soderling, 2000; Hudmon and Schulman, 2002). Phosphorylation of Thr-286 on the kinase produces an autonomously active form of CaM Kinase II (Meng et al., 2003; Picciotto et al., 1993). Autophosphorylation of Thr-305 inhibits the activity CaM Kinase II. Phosphorylation at this site appears to reduce the association of CaM Kinase II with the PSD and reduce LTP and learning (Elgersma et al., 2002).
Volume: 100 µL
Concentration: Lot Specific
Form: Antigen Affinity Purified from Pooled Serum
Host Species: Rabbit
Species Reactivity: Mouse, Rat
Immunogen: Synthetic phospho-peptide corresponding to amino acid residues surrounding Thr286 conjugated to KLH
Protein Name / Synonyms: camk, camk2, camkii, t286, thr286, pcamkii
Gene ID: CAMK2A/B
Antibody Registry ID (RRID): AB_2492051
Physical State: Liquid
Buffer: 100 µl in 10 mM HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg per ml BSA and 50% glycerol.
Validation and Application Notes
Molecular Weight: 50/60
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