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Anti-Glycine Receptor α1 Antibody

Glycine receptor subunit alpha-1, Glycine receptor 48 kDa subunit, Glycine receptor strychnine-binding subunit, GLRA1, Glyr

Cat #: AGR-001
Alternative Name Glycine receptor subunit alpha-1, Glycine receptor 48 kDa subunit, Glycine receptor strychnine-binding subunit, GLRA1, Glyr
Lyophilized Powder yes
Type: Polyclonal
Host: Rabbit
Reactivity: m, r
May also work in: h*
  • Peptide (C)RHHKSPMLNLFQD, corresponding to amino acid residues 350-362 of rat GlyRα1 (Accession P07727). 2nd intracellular loop.
Accession (Uniprot) Number P07727
Gene ID 25674
Peptide confirmation Confirmed by amino acid analysis and mass spectrometry.
Homology Mouse - identical; human - 12/13 amino acid residues identical.
RRID AB_2340972.
Purity Affinity purified on immobilized antigen.
Form Lyophilized powder. Reconstituted antibody contains phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.4, 1% BSA, 0.05% NaN3.
Isotype Rabbit IgG.
Storage before reconstitution The antibody ships as a lyophilized powder at room temperature. Upon arrival, it should be stored at -20°C.
Reconstitution 25 µl, 50 µl or 0.2 ml double distilled water (DDW), depending on the sample size.
Antibody concentration after reconstitution 0.8 mg/ml.
Storage after reconstitution The reconstituted solution can be stored at 4°C for up to 1 week. For longer periods, small aliquots should be stored at -20°C. Avoid multiple freezing and thawing. Centrifuge all antibody preparations before use (10000 x g 5 min).
Standard quality control of each lot Western blot analysis.
Applications: if, ih, wb
May also work in: ic*, ifc*, ip*
Western blot
  • Western blot analysis of rat DRG (lanes 1 and 4), mouse brain (lanes 2 and 5) and rat brain (lanes 3 and 6) lysates:
    Western blot analysis of rat DRG (lanes 1 and 4), mouse brain (lanes 2 and 5) and rat brain (lanes 3 and 6) lysates:
    1-3. Anti-Glycine Receptor α1 Antibody (#AGR-001), (1:400).
    4-6. Anti-Glycine Receptor α1 Antibody, preincubated with Glycine Receptor α1 Blocking Peptide (#BLP-GR001).
  • Expression of GlyR α1 in rat cerebellum
    Expression of GlyR α1 in rat cerebellum
    Immunohistochemical staining of rat cerebellum using Anti-Glycine receptor α1 Antibody (#AGR-001), (1:100). A. GlyRα1 staining (red) is revealed in the molecular layer (MOL), Bergmann glia (horizontal arrow) and in Purkinje cells (a vertical arrow). B. Nuclear staining using DAPI as the counterstain (blue). C. Merged images of A and B.
  1. Werman, R. et al. (1967) Nature 214, 681.
  2. Betz, H. et al. (1992) Q. Rev. Biophys. 25, 381.
  3. Kuhse, J. et al. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 223.
  4. Malosio, M.L. et al. (1991) Embo J. 10, 2401.
  5. Durisic, N. et al. (2012) J. Neurosci. 32, 12915.
  6. Bakker, M.J. et al. (2006) Lancet Neurol. 5, 513.
Scientific background

Glycine receptors (GlyRs) mediate ionotropic inhibitory neurotransmission in the CNS where they play an essential role in inhibition of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem1. The glycine receptor is composed of three ligand-binding subunits of 48 kDa (α) and two homologous polypeptides of 58 kDa (β) that span the postsynaptic membrane in a pentameric arrangement to form a Cl--selective channel2. So far, at least three different α-subunit variants of the GlyR have been identified: α1, α2 and α33. Homo-oligomeric α2 receptors have a low strychnine-binding affinity and are considered to represent a neonatal form of GlyR, which is replaced during development by receptors containing the α1 subunit. Adult GlyRs are predominantly composed of α1 and β subunits, the α3 subunit being expressed at low levels in only a few brain regions4.

GlyRα1 subunits are widely expressed and contribute to many processes in the CNS, including inflammatory pain perception, modulation of auditory and visual pathways, and neurotransmission in the cerebellar cortex5.

Mutations in glycine receptor α1 subunits cause human hereditary hyperekplexia, a disorder characterized by an exaggerated startle response, which is a consequence of the role of GlyRs in motor reflex circuits of the spinal cord6.

Application key:

CBE- Cell-based ELISA, FC- Flow cytometry, ICC- Immunocytochemistry, IE- Indirect ELISA, IF- Immunofluorescence, IFC- Indirect flow cytometry, IHC- Immunohistochemistry, IP- Immunoprecipitation, LCI- Live cell imaging, N- Neutralization, WB- Western blot

Species reactivity key:

H- Human, M- Mouse, R- Rat
Last update: 08/01/2023

Alomone Labs is pleased to offer a highly specific antibody directed against an epitope of the rat glycine receptor α1. Anti-Glycine Receptor α1 Antibody (#AGR-001) can be used in western blot and immunohistochemical staining. It has been designed to recognize GlyRα1 from rat, mouse and human samples.

For research purposes only, not for human use
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