|Western Blot (WB)||1:1000|
|Tested Species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 59-89 amino acids from the N-terminal region of human SPHK1|
|Purification||Size-exclusion - Dialysis, Ammonium sulfate precipitation|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||-20° C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles|
Sphingosine Kinase (SphK) catalyzes the phosphorylation of the lipid sphingosine, creating the bioactive lipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). S1P subsequently signals through cell surface G protein-coupled receptors, as well as intracellularly, to modulate cell proliferation, survival, motility and differentiation. SphK is an important signaling enzyme which is activated by diverse agents, including growth factors that signal through receptor tyrosine kinases, agents activating G protein-coupled receptors, and immunoglobulin receptors. Two SphK isotypes, SphK-1 and SphK-2, have been cloned, and both isotypes are ubiquitously expressed. SphK-1 has been shown to mediate cell growth, prevention of apoptosis, and cellular transformation, and is upregulated in a variety of human tumors. In contrast, SphK-2 increases apoptosis, and may be responsible for phosphorylating and activating the immunosuppressive drug FTY720.
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Protein Aliases: SK 1; Sphingosine kinase 1; SPK 1
Gene Aliases: SPHK; SPHK1; SPK
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9NYA1
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 8877
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