• Product name
    Anti-CaMKII alpha antibody
    See all CaMKII alpha primary antibodies
  • Description
    Goat polyclonal to CaMKII alpha
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    Expected to recognize both reported isoforms of CaMKII (NP_057065.2 and NP_741960.1). This antibody does cross-react with CAMKII beta protein
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, WB, IHC-FoFrmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
    Predicted to work with: Rat, Dog
  • Immunogen

    Peptide with sequence


    , corresponding to internal sequence amino acids 445-458 of human CaMKII alpha protein (NP_057065.2; NP_741960.1). (Peptide available as ab126462.)

  • Positive control
    • Human brain (cerebellum) and mouse brain lysates.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab87597 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
IHC-P Use a concentration of 3 - 6 µg/ml.
WB Use a concentration of 0.1 - 0.3 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 55, 65 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 55 kDa).Can be blocked with Human CaMKII alpha peptide (ab126462).
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 24231734


  • Function
    CaM-kinase II (CAMK2) is a prominent kinase in the central nervous system that may function in long-term potentiation and neurotransmitter release. Member of the NMDAR signaling complex in excitatory synapses it may regulate NMDAR-dependent potentiation of the AMPAR and synaptic plasticity.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. CAMK Ser/Thr protein kinase family. CaMK subfamily.
    Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
  • Cellular localization
    Cell junction > synapse > presynaptic cell membrane. Cell junction > synapse. Postsynaptic lipid rafts.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Alpha CaMKII antibody
    • Calcium calmodulin dependent protein kinase II antibody
    • Calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase II alpha B subunit antibody
    • Calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase type II alpha chain antibody
    • Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase) II alpha antibody
    • Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha antibody
    • Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II-alpha antibody
    • Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II subunit alpha antibody
    • Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type IIA antibody
    • CaM kinase II alpha chain antibody
    • CaM kinase II alpha subunit antibody
    • CaM kinase II subunit alpha antibody
    • CaMK II alpha subunit antibody
    • CaMK-II subunit alpha antibody
    • Camk2a antibody
    • CAMKA antibody
    • CaMKII antibody
    • CaMKIINalpha antibody
    • EC antibody
    • KCC2A_HUMAN antibody
    • KIAA0968 antibody
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    • MGC139375 antibody
    • MGC155201 antibody
    • mKIAA0968 antibody
    • PK2CDD antibody
    • PKCCD antibody
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  • Anti-CaMKII alpha antibody (ab87597) at 0.1 µg/ml + mouse brain lysate at 35 µg

    Developed using the ECL technique.

    Predicted band size: 55 kDa
    Observed band size: 55 kDa
    Additional bands at: 65 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

  • ab87597 at 3.8 µg/ml staining CaMKII in Human brain cortex. Steamed antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 was performed. Antibody was revealed with AP-staining.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Fraize N  et al. Differential changes in hippocampal CaMKII and GluA1 activity after memory training involving different levels of adaptive forgetting. Learn Mem 24:86-94 (2017). WB ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 28096498) »
  • Gan JO  et al. Adolescent social isolation enhances the plasmalemmal density of NMDA NR1 subunits in dendritic spines of principal neurons in the basolateral amygdala of adult mice. Neuroscience 258:174-83 (2014). IHC-FoFr ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 24231734) »

See all 3 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

Immunohistochemistry (PFA perfusion fixed frozen sections)
Blocking step
Normal donkey serum as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 22°C
Antigen retrieval step
Rat Tissue sections (Brain)
Yes - 0.3% Triton X-100

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Dec 30 2014

Abcam has not validated the combination of species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Cat Tissue sections (brain)
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 24 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 10% · Temperature: 4°C

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Aug 13 2012

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Thank you very much for your interest in ab87597.

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Ich kann empfehlen den ab87597 mit einer Verdünnungreihe, ausgehend von 1/100 )zum Beispiel 1/50, 1/100 und 1/200) auszutested. Auch kann ich empfehlen, die Antigendemaskierung mit einem Citrate Puffer pH 6 unte...

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