• Product nameAnti-GRIK2 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to GRIK2
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: IHC-P, ICC/IF, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Predicted to work with: Mouse, Rat
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide derived from N terminal domain of human Glutamate Receptor Ionotropic 6 (GRIK2).



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

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC/IF 1/1000.
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 95 kDa.


  • FunctionIonotropic glutamate receptor. L-glutamate acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter at many synapses in the central nervous system. Binding of the excitatory neurotransmitter L-glutamate induces a conformation change, leading to the opening of the cation channel, and thereby converts the chemical signal to an electrical impulse. The receptor then desensitizes rapidly and enters a transient inactive state, characterized by the presence of bound agonist. May be involved in the transmission of light information from the retina to the hypothalamus. Modulates cell surface expression of NETO2.
  • Tissue specificityExpression is higher in cerebellum than in cerebral cortex.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in GRIK2 are the cause of mental retardation autosomal recessive type 6 (MRT6) [MIM:611092]. It is characterized by significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning associated with impairments in adaptative behavior and manifested during the developmental period. In contrast to syndromic or specific mental retardation which also present with associated physical, neurological and/or psychiatric manifestations, intellectual deficiency is the only primary symptom of non-syndromic mental retardation. MRT6 patients display mild to severe mental retardation and psychomotor development delay in early childhood. Patients do not have neurologic problems, congenital malformations, or facial dysmorphism. Body height, weight, and head circumference are normal.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the glutamate-gated ion channel (TC 1.A.10.1) family. GRIK2 subfamily.
  • Post-translational
    Sumoylation mediates kainate receptor-mediated endocytosis and regulates synaptic transmission. Sumoylation is enhanced by PIAS3 and desumoylated by SENP1.
    Ubiquitinated. Ubiquitination regulates the GRIK2 levels at the synapse by leading kainate receptor degradation through proteasome.
  • Cellular localizationCell membrane. Cell junction > synapse > postsynaptic cell membrane.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • bA487F5.1 antibody
    • EAA4 antibody
    • Excitatory amino acid receptor 4 antibody
    • GLR 6 antibody
    • GLR6 antibody
    • GluK2 antibody
    • GLUK6 antibody
    • GLUR 6 antibody
    • GluR-6 antibody
    • GluR6 antibody
    • Glutamate receptor 6 antibody
    • Glutamate receptor antibody
    • glutamate receptor form A antibody
    • glutamate receptor form B antibody
    • glutamate receptor form C antibody
    • glutamate receptor form D antibody
    • glutamate receptor form E antibody
    • Glutamate receptor ionotropic kainate 2 antibody
    • GRIK 2 antibody
    • GRIK2 antibody
    • GRIK2 protein antibody
    • GRIK2_HUMAN antibody
    • ionotropic kainate 2 antibody
    • MRT6 antibody
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Anti-GRIK2 antibody images

  • ICC/IF image of ab66440 stained SHSY5Y cells. The cells were 100% methanol fixed (5 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 (ab66440, 1/1000 dilution) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 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.

References for Anti-GRIK2 antibody (ab66440)

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