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Anti-Neurexin 1α (extracellular) Antibody

Nrxn1, Neurexin I-alpha

Cat #: ANR-031
Alternative Name Nrxn1, Neurexin I-alpha
Lyophilized Powder yes
Type: Polyclonal
Host: Rabbit
Reactivity: h, m, r
  • Peptide (C)KPRHQKDAKHPQMIK, corresponding to amino acid residues 546-560 of rat Nrxn1α (Accession Q63372). Extracellular, N-terminus.
Accession (Uniprot) Number Q63372
Gene ID 60391
Peptide confirmation Confirmed by amino acid analysis and mass spectrometry.
Homology Mouse, human - identical.
RRID AB_2341005.
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: ic, if, lci, wb
May also work in: ifc*, ih*, ip*
Western blot
  • Western blot analysis of rat brain (lanes 1 and 3) and mouse brain (lanes 2 and 4) lysates:
    Western blot analysis of rat brain (lanes 1 and 3) and mouse brain (lanes 2 and 4) lysates:
    1,2. Anti-Neurexin 1α (extracellular) Antibody (#ANR-031), (1:400).
    3,4. Anti-Neurexin 1α (extracellular) Antibody, preincubated with Neurexin 1α (extracellular) Blocking Peptide (#BLP-NR031).
Live cell imaging / Immunocytochemistry
  • Expression of Nrxn1α in rat PC12 cells
    Expression of Nrxn1α in rat PC12 cells
    Cell surface detection of Nrxn1α in intact living rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells. A. Extracellular staining of cells using Anti-Neurexin 1α (extracellular) Antibody (#ANR-031), (1:50), (red). B. Merge of A with the live view of the cell.
  1. Ichtchenko, K. et al. (1995) Cell 81, 435.
  2. Mosedale, M. et al. (2012) J. Biol. Chem. 287, 6350.
  3. Ullrich, B. et al. (1995) Neuron 14, 497.
  4. Zhang, C. et al. (2010) Neuron 66, 403.
  5. Laarakker, M.C. et al. (2010) PLoS One 7, e31503.
Scientific background

Neurexins (NRXNs) are a family of transmembrane, synaptic adhesion molecules. NRXNS were identified as receptors for α-latrotoxin, a presynaptic toxin that triggers massive neurotransmitter release1. Neurexins are largely presynaptic proteins that form a trans-synaptic cell-adhesion complex with postsynaptic neuroligins2. They are encoded by three genes (NRXN1, NRXN2 and NRXN3), each using an upstream promoter to produce the longer α-isoform (α-NRXNs) and a downstream promoter to generate a shorter β-isoform (β- NRXNs).

The α- and β-isoforms of each neurexin are single-pass transmembrane proteins maintaining identical transmembrane and intracellular domains but having distinct extracellular domains. NRXNs in neurons localize to the presynaptic membrane and bind trans-synaptically to postsynaptic adhesion molecules and receptors3. Neurexins are expressed in all neurons, and are subject to extensive alternative splicing, generating >1,000 splice variants, some of which exhibit highly regulated developmental and spatial expression patterns4

The extracellular domain of neurexin 1α (NRXN1α) is composed of three neurexin repeats (I, II, and III), which each contains the modules LNS-EGF-LNS. NRXN1α binds endogenous ligands including neuroligins, LRRTM family members, neurexophilin, α-dystroglycan, and GABA(A) receptors.

NRXN1α gene mutations have been identified in neuropsychiatric diseases including Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder5.

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

Anti-Neurexin 1α (extracellular) Antibody (#ANR-031) is a highly specific antibody directed against an epitope of the rat protein. The antibody can be used in western blot and live cell imaging applications. The antibody recognizes an extracellular epitope and is therefore, highly suited to recognize neurexin 1α in living cells. It has been designed to recognize Nrxn1α from rat, mouse and human samples.

For research purposes only, not for human use
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