• Product name
    Anti-BMPR2 antibody [MM0060-9A10]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [MM0060-9A10] to BMPR2
  • Specificity
    ab78422 detects BMPR2. No cross reactivity was found to BMPR1A and BMPR1B.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WB, Flow Cyt, IHC-Pmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant human BMPR2 extracellular domain



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab78422 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB 1/100 - 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 115 kDa.
Flow Cyt Use 1-2µg for 106 cells. (methanol or paraformaldehyde fixed cells)

ab170190-Mouse monoclonal IgG1, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/200. Perform enzymatic antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol. We recommend to use Proteinase K for the enzymatic antigen retrieval.


  • Function
    On ligand binding, forms a receptor complex consisting of two type II and two type I transmembrane serine/threonine kinases. Type II receptors phosphorylate and activate type I receptors which autophosphorylate, then bind and activate SMAD transcriptional regulators. Binds to BMP-7, BMP-2 and, less efficiently, BMP-4. Binding is weak but enhanced by the presence of type I receptors for BMPs.
  • Tissue specificity
    Highly expressed in heart and liver.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in BMPR2 are the cause of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH1) [MIM:178600]. PPH1 is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by plexiform lesions of proliferating endothelial cells in pulmonary arterioles. The lesions lead to elevated pulmonary arterial pression, right ventricular failure, and death. The disease can occur from infancy throughout life and it has a mean age at onset of 36 years. Penetrance is reduced. Although familial PPH1 is rare, cases secondary to known etiologies are more common and include those associated with the appetite-suppressant drugs.
    Defects in BMPR2 are a cause of pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) [MIM:265450]. PVOD is a rare form of pulmonary hypertension in which the vascular changes originate in the small pulmonary veins and venules. The pathogenesis is unknown and any link with PPH1 has been speculative. The finding of PVOD associated with a BMPR2 mutation reveals a possible pathogenetic connection with PPH1.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. TKL Ser/Thr protein kinase family. TGFB receptor subfamily.
    Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • BMP type II receptor antibody
    • BMP type-2 receptor antibody
    • BMPR 2 antibody
    • BMPR 3 antibody
    • BMPR II antibody
    • BMPR-2 antibody
    • BMPR-II antibody
    • Bmpr2 antibody
    • BMPR2_HUMAN antibody
    • BMPR3 antibody
    • BMPRII antibody
    • BMR 2 antibody
    • BMR2 antibody
    • Bone morphogenetic protein receptor type 2 antibody
    • Bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II antibody
    • Bone morphogenetic protein receptor type-2 antibody
    • Bone morphogenic protein receptor type II serine threonine kinase antibody
    • BRK 3 antibody
    • BRK3 antibody
    • PPH 1 antibody
    • PPH1 antibody
    • Serine threonine kinase type II activin receptor like kinase antibody
    • T ALK antibody
    • TALK antibody
    • Type II activin receptor like kinase antibody
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  • ab78422 at 1/200 dilution, staining BMPR2 in human placental tissue section by Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA fixed paraffin-embedded sections).

  • Overlay histogram showing HepG2 cells stained with ab78422 (red line). The cells were fixed with methanol (5 min) and incubated in 1x PBS / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine to block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab78422, 2µg/1x106 cells) for 30 min at 22°C. The secondary antibody used was DyLight® 488 goat anti-mouse IgG (H+L) (ab96879) at 1/500 dilution for 30 min at 22°C. Isotype control antibody (black line) was mouse IgG1 [ICIGG1] (ab91353, 2µg/1x106 cells) used under the same conditions. Acquisition of >5,000 events was performed. This antibody gave a positive signal in HepG2 cells fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (10 min) used under the same conditions.

    Please note that Abcam does not have data for use of this antibody on non-fixed cells. We welcome any customer feedback.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Wang S  et al. BMPR2 and HIF1-aoverexpression in resected osteosarcoma correlates with distant metastasis and patient survival. Chin J Cancer Res 29:447-454 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 29142464) »
  • Huber LC  et al. Featured Article: microRNA-125a in pulmonary hypertension: Regulator of a proliferative phenotype of endothelial cells. Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 240:1580-9 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25854878) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

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We have used Proteinase K (20ug/ml in PBS) at room temperature for 20-30 minutes as antigen retrieval method. We however recommend customer trying a rage of time e.g. 5, 10, 15 or 20 mins for optimal results.

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We recently discussed your experiment double staining with ab28364 and ab78422 via IHC-P. We talked about attempting both an enzymatic (Proteinase K, 37oC) and heat mediated (Citrate buffer, 100oC) antigen retri...

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We spoke earlier about two antibodies:
anti-BMPR2 ab78422 (http://www.abcam.com/bmpr2-antibody-mm0060-9a10-ab78422.html)
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Thank you for your enquiry which has been forwarded to the scientific support team. I am sorry to confirm that because we carry over 70,000 products, it is not feasible for us to keep small sample sizes of our products to send to cusotmers. ...

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Thank you for your inquiry. Please find here the answers to your questions: 1) Proteinase K (20ug/ml) in PBS has been used for antigen retrieval, to pre-treat the tissue section at room temperature for 20-30min 2.) In order to stop the proteinase...

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