The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
1/100 - 1/500. Detects a band of approximately 60 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 60 kDa).
Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
FunctionCatalyzes specifically the phosphorylation of ceramide to form ceramide 1-phosphate. Acts efficiently on natural and analog ceramides (C6, C8, C16 ceramides, and C8-dihydroceramide), to a lesser extent on C2-ceramide and C6-dihydroceramide, but not on other lipids, such as various sphingosines. Binds phosphoinositides.
Tissue specificityHigh level expression in heart, brain, skeletal muscle, kidney and liver; moderate in peripheral blood leukocytes and thymus; very low in spleen, small intestine, placenta and lung.
ICC/IF image of ab38011 stained SKNSH cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab38011, 5µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899, DyLight® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.
Western blot - CERK antibody (ab38011)
All lanes : Anti-CERK antibody (ab38011) at 1/100 dilution
Lane 1 : Mouse heart tissue lysate Lane 2 : A2058 cell lysate
Gubern A et al. JNK and Ceramide Kinase Govern the Biogenesis of Lipid Droplets through Activation of Group IVA Phospholipase A2. J Biol Chem284:32359-69 (2009).
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