We have three different anti-mGluR antibodies, each of which binds to a specific peptide sequence(s) present in different sets of mGluR gene family members. The ER5 antibody represents sequences found only in mGluR5. It comprises two antipeptide antibodies generated against two different regions of the mGluR5 gene product not found in other mGluR gene family members. This antibody has been validated for immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry using mouse brain sections and cultured neuroblastoma cells as well as in rat brain sections.
Metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 (mGluR5, 1:1000 dilution, Aves Labs Cat.# ER5) immunoreactivity (GREEN) and neurofilament-M (NF-M, Rockland, rabbit antibody, 1:500 dilution) immunoreactivity in a tissue section through an e18 mouse cochlear ganglion.
Anti-Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Type 5 (mGluR5) Antibody
Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Type 5 (mGluR5)
The metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) represent a gene family of G-protein-coupled receptors, all of which bind the amino acid glutamate (the major excitatory neurotransmitter of the nervous system) but differ in their primary amino acid structure, their pharmacology, and their distribution in the peripheral and central nervous systems. In general, mGluR1 and mGluR5 receptors are post-synaptic and mGluR2 and mGluR3 receptors are pre-synaptic.
GRM5 GPRC1E MGLUR5
Store at 4°C in the dark. Under these conditions, the antibodies should have a shelf life of at least 12 months (provided they remain sterile). Do not freeze these antibodies unless you want to store them for longer periods of time. Note, however, that each time an antibody preparation is frozen, about half of its binding activity is lost.
Chickens were immunized with three synthetic peptide / keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) conjugates. These synthetic peptides corresponded to different regions of the metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 gene product, but are shared between the human (NP_001137303.1, NCBI) and mouse (Q3UVX5.2, NCBI) sequences. After repeated injections, immune eggs were collected, and the IgY fractions were purified from the yolks. These IgY fractions were then affinity-purified using a peptide column, and the concentrations of the eluates adjusted to 300 µg/mL. Finally, equal volumes of these affinity-purified anti-peptide antibodies were mixed, and the preparation was filter-sterilized.
This anti-peptide antibody mixture was analyzed by immunohistochemistry (at a dilution of 1:2000) using fluorescein-labeled goat anti-chicken IgY (1:500 dilution, Aves Labs Cat.# F-1005) as the secondary reagent.
These antibodies are to be used as research laboratory reagents and are not for use as diagnostic or therapeutic reagents in humans.
Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5)
UniProt (Immunogen Species): P41694
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