Key features and details
- Produced recombinantly (animal-free) for high batch-to-batch consistency and long term security of supply
- Rabbit monoclonal [MJF-R13 (8-8)] to Alpha-synuclein (phospho S129)
- Suitable for: WB
- Reacts with: Human
Product nameAnti-Alpha-synuclein (phospho S129) antibody [MJF-R13 (8-8)]
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DescriptionRabbit monoclonal [MJF-R13 (8-8)] to Alpha-synuclein (phospho S129)
Specificityab168381 only detects alpha Synuclein phosphorylated on Ser129.
Tested Applications & Species
Application Species WBHuman
Synthetic peptide within Human Alpha-synuclein (phospho S129). The exact sequence is proprietary.
Database link: P37840
- Recombinant alpha-synuclein, expressed in BL21 bacterial cells in the presence of Human Polo-Like Kinase 2; HEK whole cell lysates, stably-transfected with Polo-Like Kinase 2 and alpha Synuclein.
Alpha-synuclein was the first gene to be linked to Parkinson’s disease (PD) and remains the most promising link to PD pathogenesis, where there is genetic evidence that it may play a causal role. In the brain, alpha-synuclein is concentrated in presynaptic nerve terminals. The deposition of the abundant presynaptic brain protein alpha-synuclein as fibrillary aggregates in neurons or glial cells is a hallmark lesion in a subset of neurodegenerative disorders. These disorders include Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy, collectively referred to as synucleinopathies. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive accumulation in selected neurons of protein inclusions containing alpha-synuclein and ubiquitin.
Recent studies also indicate that alpha-synuclein undergoes post-translational modification. Though the role of many of these modifications is still under investigation, phosphorylation at Serine 129 may affect alpha-synuclein aggregations and may also serve as marker of disease pathogenesis. With the advent of this phospho-specific Serine 129 antibody, The Michael J. Fox Foundation hopes to ensure that the putative role of this modification can be further examined by all researchers.
This product is a recombinant monoclonal antibody, which offers several advantages including:
- - High batch-to-batch consistency and reproducibility
- - Improved sensitivity and specificity
- - Long-term security of supply
- - Animal-free production
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Storage bufferPreservative: 0.01% Sodium azide
Constituents: 59% PBS, 40% Glycerol, 0.05% BSA
Concentration information loading...
PurityProtein A purified
Clone numberMJF-R13 (8-8)
The Abpromise guarantee
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab168381 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Tested applications are guaranteed to work and covered by our Abpromise guarantee.
Predicted to work for this combination of applications and species but not guaranteed.
Does not work for this combination of applications and species.
1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 14 kDa.
1/1000. Predicted molecular weight: 14 kDa.
FunctionMay be involved in the regulation of dopamine release and transport. Induces fibrillization of microtubule-associated protein tau. Reduces neuronal responsiveness to various apoptotic stimuli, leading to a decreased caspase-3 activation.
Tissue specificityExpressed principally in brain but is also expressed in low concentrations in all tissues examined except in liver. Concentrated in presynaptic nerve terminals.
Involvement in diseaseGenetic alterations of SNCA resulting in aberrant polymerization into fibrils, are associated with several neurodegenerative diseases (synucleinopathies). SNCA fibrillar aggregates represent the major non A-beta component of Alzheimer disease amyloid plaque, and a major component of Lewy body inclusions. They are also found within Lewy body (LB)-like intraneuronal inclusions, glial inclusions and axonal spheroids in neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation type 1.
Parkinson disease 1
Parkinson disease 4
Dementia Lewy body
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the synuclein family.
DomainThe 'non A-beta component of Alzheimer disease amyloid plaque' domain (NAC domain) is involved in fibrils formation. The middle hydrophobic region forms the core of the filaments. The C-terminus may regulate aggregation and determine the diameter of the filaments.
modificationsPhosphorylated, predominantly on serine residues. Phosphorylation by CK1 appears to occur on residues distinct from the residue phosphorylated by other kinases. Phosphorylation of Ser-129 is selective and extensive in synucleinopathy lesions. In vitro, phosphorylation at Ser-129 promoted insoluble fibril formation. Phosphorylated on Tyr-125 by a PTK2B-dependent pathway upon osmotic stress.
Hallmark lesions of neurodegenerative synucleinopathies contain alpha-synuclein that is modified by nitration of tyrosine residues and possibly by dityrosine cross-linking to generated stable oligomers.
Ubiquitinated. The predominant conjugate is the diubiquitinated form.
Acetylation at Met-1 seems to be important for proper folding and native oligomeric structure.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm, cytosol. Membrane. Nucleus. Cell junction, synapse. Secreted. Membrane-bound in dopaminergic neurons.
- Information by UniProt
- Alpha synuclein antibody
- Alpha-synuclein antibody
- Alpha-synuclein, isoform NACP140 antibody
Anti-Alpha-synuclein (phospho S129) antibody [MJF-R13 (8-8)] (ab168381) at 1/2000 dilution + Mouse cortical neuron lysate at 30 µg
Goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) HRP
Developed using the ECL technique.
Predicted band size: 14 kDa
Exposure time: 5 minutes
Lysate prepared in PBS + 1% Triton X-100. Membrane fixed with 0.4% PFA in PBS for 30 min prior to blocking.
Primary incubation for 12 hours at 4°C.
All lanes : Anti-Alpha-synuclein (phospho S129) antibody [MJF-R13 (8-8)] (ab168381) at 1/1000 dilution
Lane 1 : Recombinant alpha Synuclein expressed in BL21 bacterial cells
Lane 2 : Recombinant alpha Synuclein expressed in BL21 bacterial cells, in the presence of Human Polo-Like Kinase 2
Lane 3 : HEK whole cell lysates, stably-transfected with Polo-Like Kinase 2 and alpha Synuclein
Predicted band size: 14 kDa
ab168381 has been referenced in 19 publications.
- Stoyka LE et al. Behavioral defects associated with amygdala and cortical dysfunction in mice with seeded a-synuclein inclusions. Neurobiol Dis 134:104708 (2020). PubMed: 31837424
- Wu W et al. S-Nitrosylation of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 and Casein kinase 2 alpha modulates their kinase activity toward alpha-synuclein phosphorylation in an animal model of Parkinson's disease. PLoS One 15:e0232019 (2020). PubMed: 32343709
- Cariulo C et al. Phospho-S129 Alpha-Synuclein Is Present in Human Plasma but Not in Cerebrospinal Fluid as Determined by an Ultrasensitive Immunoassay. Front Neurosci 13:889 (2019). PubMed: 31507364
- Chumarina M et al. Cellular alterations identified in pluripotent stem cell-derived midbrain spheroids generated from a female patient with progressive external ophthalmoplegia and parkinsonism who carries a novel variation (p.Q811R) in the POLG1 gene. Acta Neuropathol Commun 7:208 (2019). PubMed: 31843010
- Hu D et al. Alpha-synuclein suppresses mitochondrial protease ClpP to trigger mitochondrial oxidative damage and neurotoxicity. Acta Neuropathol 137:939-960 (2019). PubMed: 30877431