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3, 4. Anti-PSD-95 Antibody, preincubated with the control peptide antigen.
The postsynaptic density (PSD) is a membrane-associated protein specialized in postsynaptic signal transduction and processing. There are four PSD family members classified according to their molecular weight, including, PSD-95, PSD-93, synaptic associated proteins 97 kDa and 102 kDa. PSD-95 interacts with both ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors via protein–protein interactions and plays a role in their precise assembly and spatial organization as well as coupling of these receptors to downstream signaling events1.
PSD-95 contains a SH3 domain, a GK domain and three PDZ domains. The PDZ domains 1 and 2 of PSD-95 are separated by only a few residues, creating a rigid bond that may restrain interdomain flexibility. These two PDZ domains can have distinct or overlapping target-binding proteins. In contrast, PDZ3 of PSD-95 is located at the carboxyl terminal end of the protein and has a set of interacting proteins that are distinct from PDZ domains 1 and 2. The N-palmitoylation of PSD-95 at Cys-3 and Cys-5 residues is essential for enhanced synaptic responses and the trafficking of PSD-95 to the plasma membrane2. With its numerous domains, PSD-95 is often referred to as a scaffold protein, which localizes and traffics various receptors, cell adhesion molecules, ion channels, kinases and phosphatases to the synaptic membrane. PSD-95 also interacts with a variety of adaptor and cytoskeleton proteins, molecular motors, as well as protein synthesis machinery3.
PSD-95 is found at the postsynaptic membrane of excitatory synapses4.
PSD-95 null mice have severe learning defects and exhibit both facilitation of long-term potentiation and disruption of long-term depression5.
Species reactivity key:
Immuno-colocalization of PSD-95 and GluN2B in rat brainImmunohistochemical staining of perfusion-fixed frozen rat parietal cortex sections using Anti-PSD-95 Antibody (#APZ-009), (1:400) and Anti-NMDAR2B (GluN2B) (extracellular)-ATTO-594 Antibody (#AGC-003-AR), (1:60). A. PSD-95 staining (green). B. The same sections were stained for GluN2B (red). C. Merge of the two images shows several cells expressing both proteins (arrows point to several examples). Nuclei are stained with DAPI (blue).
Alomone Labs is pleased to offer a highly specific antibody directed against an epitope human PSD-95. Anti-PSD-95 Antibody (#APZ-009) can be used in western blot and immunohistochemistry applications. It has been designed to recognize PSD-95 from mouse, rat and human samples.