Alexa Fluor® 488 Anti-KA1 antibody



Recognises KA1, a kainate glutamate receptor involved in memory and behaviour. Antibody is conjugated to Alexa Fluor® 488 fluorescent dye

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Catalogue number crb2115050e
Antibody Alexa Fluor® 488 Anti-KA1 antibody
Antigen Peptide KLH conjugated synthetic peptide crb1200337e
Protein ID UniProtKB - Q01812
Aliases Glutamate receptor ionotropic, kainate 4, Grik4, GluK4, KA1, Glutamate receptor KA-1
Cross-Reactivity Mouse, Rat
Host Species Anti-Rabbit
Antibody Type Polyclonal
Label Labelled with Alexa Fluor® 488 under optimal conditions. Ex: 495nm Em:519nm
Concentration 0.19mg/mL
Validation ELISA
Target KA1
Family Glutamate-gated ionic channel family
Specificity Protein
Storage Supplied in PBS containing 0.01% sodium azide. The product should be stored undiluted and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Short term storage between 2-8°C and long term storage below -20°C.

Gauthier, S., Van Haaften, E., Cherbas, L., Cherbas, P. and Hewes, R. (2012). Cryptocephal, the Drosophila melanogaster ATF4, Is a Specific Coactivator for Ecdysone Receptor Isoform B2. PLoS Genet, 8(8), e1002883. PMID: 22912598


Hewes RS1, Schaefer AM, Taghert PH. (2000). The cryptocephal gene (ATF4) encodes multiple basic-leucine zipper proteins controlling molting and metamorphosis in Drosophila. Genetics. 155(4), 1711-1723. PMID: 10924469

Glutamate is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS), and imbalances in glutamatergic transmission have profound behavioural and physiological consequences. KA1 is a kainate receptor, which are atypical members of the glutamate receptor family able to signal through both ionotropic and metabotropic pathways. KA1 plays a role in memory and behaviour, and aberrant KA1 expression is seen in neurodegeneration, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The KA1 subunit shows very limited and well-defined expression in just a few neuronal cell types after birth. In the hippocampus KA1 mRNA is expressed at high levels in the CA3 pyramidal neurons and at very low levels in granule cells in the dentate gyrus. In all other neurons in the hippocampus, KA1 is absent.

This antibody is conjugated to Alexa Fluor® 488. Alexa Fluor® 488 is a popular bright green fluorescent dye with high pH-stability.

Alexa Fluor® 488 Anti-KA1 antibody