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Guinea pig Anti-KCNQ2 Antibody

KV7.2, Voltage-gated potassium channel QKT subfamily member 2, KvLQT2

Cat #: APC-050-GP (formerly AGP-065)
Alternative Name KV7.2, Voltage-gated potassium channel QKT subfamily member 2, KvLQT2
Lyophilized Powder yes
Type: Polyclonal
Host: Guinea Pig
Reactivity: h, m, r
  • Peptide (C)RGPTITDKDRTKGPAE, corresponding to amino acid residues 578-593 of rat KCNQ2 (Accession O88943). Intracellular, C-terminus.
Accession (Uniprot) Number O88943
Gene ID 170848
Peptide confirmation Confirmed by amino acid analysis and mass spectrometry.
Homology Mouse - identical; human - 15/16 amino acid residues identical.
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 Guinea pig total IgG.
Specificity The antibody is specific for KCNQ2. It does not cross-react with KCNQ3 or other QKT proteins. There are at least 9 recognized splice variants of rat KCNQ2. This antibody recognizes all except splice variants B and G.
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 brain (lanes 1 and 2), mouse brain (lanes 3 and 4), human KCNQ2 transfected HEK-293 cells (lanes 5 and 7) and human brain neuroblastoma           SH-SY5Y  cell line (lanes 6 and 8) lysates:
    Western blot analysis of rat brain (lanes 1 and 2), mouse brain (lanes 3 and 4), human KCNQ2 transfected HEK-293 cells (lanes 5 and 7) and human brain neuroblastoma           SH-SY5Y  cell line (lanes 6 and 8) lysates:
    1,3,5,6. Guinea pig Anti-KCNQ2 Antibody (#APC-050-GP), (1:200).
    2,4,7,8. Guinea pig Anti-KCNQ2 Antibody, preincubated with KCNQ2 Blocking Peptide (#BLP-PC050).
  • Expression of KCNQ2 in rat brain
    Expression of KCNQ2 in rat brain
    Immunohistochemical staining of free-floating frozen rat hippocampal CA1 region sections using Guinea pig Anti-KCNQ2 Antibody (#APC-050-GP), (1:200). A. KCNQ2 staining (red) appears in the pyramidal layer (P). B. Nuclei are stained using DAPI as the counterstain (blue).
  1. Kullmann, D.M. (2002) J. Mol. Brain 125, 1117.
  2. Robbins, J. (2001) Pharmacol. Ther. 90, 1.
  3. Wang, H.S. et al. (1998) Science 282, 1890.
Scientific background

The KCNQ family of voltage-gated K+ channels includes 5 known members: KCNQ1 to KCNQ5. Structurally, the KCNQ family belongs to the six transmembrane domain category of K+ channels.

KCNQ family members can form either homo- or heteromultimeric channels with different functional outcomes. For example KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 heteromultimers give rise to a much larger channel current than when either protein is expressed alone, probably due to enhanced plasma membrane expression of the combined channel. Indeed, KCNQ2/KCNQ3 heteromultimers are believed to be the molecular correlates of the so-called M current. This current is a K+ neuronal current that is strongly inhibited by the activation of the M1 subtype of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor.

Mutations in either KCNQ2 or KCNQ3 are associated with a form of epilepsy known as Benign familial neonatal convulsions (BNFC).

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: 08/06/2022

Guinea pig Anti-KCNQ2 Antibody (#APC-050-GP), raised in guinea pigs, is a highly specific antibody directed against an epitope of the rat KV7.2 channel. The antibody can be used in western blot and immunohistochemistry applications. It has been designed to recognize KCNQ2 from mouse, rat, and human samples.
The antigen used to immunize guinea pigs is the same as Anti-KCNQ2 Antibody (#APC-050) raised in rabbit. Our line of guinea pig antibodies enables more flexibility with our products such as multiplex staining studies, immunoprecipitation, etc.

For research purposes only, not for human use



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