This Antibody was verified by Relative expression to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated.
PA1-065 detects caveolin-2 from rat and mouse tissues tissues. This antibody does not detect caveolin-1 or -3.
PA1-065 has been successfully used in Western blot and immunoprecipitation procedures. By Western blot, this antibody detects a ~21 kDa protein representing caveolin-2 from rat heart homogenate.
The PA1-065 immunogen is a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues M(1) G L E T E K A D V Q L F M A D D A Y(19) C of rat CAV2. This sequence is completely conserved in mouse, and ~90% conserved in human caveolin-2. The PA1-065 immunizing peptide (Cat. # PEP-080) is available for use in neutralization and control experiments.
Caveolae are specialized domains of the plasma membrane that are implicated in the sequestration of a variety of lipid and protein molecules. It has been suggested that these important cellular organelles have a pivotal role in such diverse biochemical processes as lipid metabolism, growth regulation, signal transduction, and apoptosis. Caveolin interacts with and regulates heterotrimeric G-proteins. Currently, there are three members of the caveolin multigene family which are known to encode 21-24 kDa integral membrane proteins that comprise the major structural component of the caveolar membrane in vivo. Caveolin-2 protein is abundantly expressed in fibroblasts and differentiated adipocytes, smooth and skeletal muscle, and endothelial cells. The expression of caveolin-1 is similar to that of caveolin-2 while caveolin-3 expression appears to be limited to muscle tissue types.
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Protein Aliases: caveolae; Caveolin-2; MGC12294; Phospho-CAV2
Gene Aliases: AI447843; Cav2
Molecular Function: scaffold/adaptor protein