Human GluR6/GRIK2 Alexa Fluor® 700-conjugated Antibody

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Human GluR6/GRIK2 Alexa Fluor® 700-conjugated Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human GluR6/GRIK2 in cell-based ELISAs.
Monoclonal Mouse IgG2A Clone # 818235
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Chinese Hamster Ovary cell line CHO-derived human GluR6/GRIK2 protein
Accession # Q13002
Supplied 0.2 mg/mL in a saline solution containing BSA and Sodium Azide.
Alexa Fluor 700 (Excitation= 675-700 nm, Emission= 723 nm)


Recommended Concentration
Flow Cytometry
Titration recommended for optimal concentration with starting range of0.1-1 µg/1 million cells. Sample used for this experiment was CHO cell line transfected with human GluR6/GRIK2.

Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

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Stability & Storage
Protect from light. Do not freeze.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, 2 to 8 °C as supplied.

Background: GluR6/GRIK2

The Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors are a family of ligand-gated ion channels involved in regulating fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system (CNS) (1, 2). The family consists of ~18 members which is divided into 3 groups based on the activating agonist: N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA), alpha -Amino-3-hydroxy-5-Methyl-4-isoxazole Propionic Acid (AMPA) and kainate (KA) (1, 2). KA receptors (KAR) are found in the pre- and postsynaptic membranes of the central nervous system, most prominently in the hippocampus, where they regulate synaptic transmission, neuronal excitability, and network activity (3). Glutamate receptor 6 (GluR6) (also Glutamate receptor ionotropic, kainate 2 or GluK2) along with GluR5, GluR7 and receptor subunits KA1 and KA2 belong to the KAR sub-group as these molecules are activated by kainic acid (1-3). Mature human GluR6 is a 3-transmembrane protein with a long (530 aa) N-terminal extracellular domain (ECD), a M2 domain involved in pore formation and a short C-terminal intracellular domain (4). The ECD of human GluR6 is highly conserved and shares 99% identity with both mouse and rat. Under physiological conditions, GluR6 forms either a homomeric or heteromeric receptor channel with GluR5 or KA1/2 to become functional (5, 6). Activation of KAR complexes result in Ca2+-dependent release of glutamatergic or GABAergic signals (7). The modulatory role of KARs make them attractive therapeutic candidates as glutamate excitotoxicity has been associated with multiple neurodegenerative and mental disorders. Misregulation of GluR6 has been suggested to be a factor in autism, Huntington disease and epilepsy (8). Additionally, GluR6 has been suggested to play a role in tumor suppression in Gastric cancer (9) while potentially displaying the opposite effect in urological cancers (10).

  1. Dingledine R et al. (1999) Pharmacol Rev. 51(1):7.
  2. Traynelis S.F et al. (2010) Pharmacol Rev. 62(3):405.
  3. Contractor A et al. (2011) Trends Neurosci. 34(3):154.
  4. Nanao MH et al. (2005) PNAS 102(5):1708.
  5. Kumar J et al. (2011) Neuron. 71(2):319.
  6. Fisher JL et al. (2011) J Neurosci. 31(47):17113.
  7. Mathew SS and Hablitz JJ (2008) Neuropharmacology. 55(1):106.
  8. Lerma J and Marques JM (2013) Neuron. 80(2):292.
  9. Wu CS et al. (2010) Int J Cancer. 126(11):2542.
  10. Inoue R. et al. (2017) Oncotarget. 8(17):28826.
Alternate Names
DRE1; Kainate Receptor Interacting Protein For GluR6; Kainate Receptor-Interacting Protein For GluR6; Kelch-Like 24 (Drosophila); Kelch-Like 24; Kelch-Like Family Member 24; Kelch-Like Protein 24; KLHL24 ; KRIP6; Protein DRE1

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