Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-2 or GABA AR-Alpha2 is encoded by the gene GABRA2. GABAA receptors are members of the Cys-loop family of ligand-gated ion channels. GABA AR alpha 5 is a subunit of the pentameric GABA receptors where GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain and mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA receptor and opening an integral chloride channel. GABA AR-Alpha2 is primarily expressed in brain at the cell junction, synapse,and the postsynaptic cell membrane. Diseases associated with GABRA2 include Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Use Disorder.
ICC, IHC, WB
Fusion protein amino acids 350-385 (cytoplasmic C-terminus) of rat GABA-A-R-Alpha2 (also known as Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-2, GABA(A) receptor subunit alpha-2 and Gabra2, accession number P23576); Mouse: 100% identity (36/36 amino acids identical); Human: 97% identity (35/36 amino acids identical); 50% identity with GABA-A-R-Alpha1
Store at ≤ -20 C for long term storage. For short term storage, store at 2-8 C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the vial prior to removing the cap.
Does not cross-react with GABA-A-R-Alpha1
Each new lot of this antibody is tested to confirm that it recognizes a single immunoreactive band of expected molecular weight when used to probe brain lysate.
These antibodies are to be used as research laboratory reagents and are not for use as diagnostic or therapeutic reagents in humans.