Human/Mouse/Rat Akt2 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Human, Mouse, Rat
  • Specificity
    Detects human, mouse, and rat Akt2 in Western blots. Also detects recombinant human Akt2 but not recombinant Akt1 or Akt3 in Western blots.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Goat IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    S. frugiperda insect ovarian cell line Sf 21-derived recombinant human Akt2
    Accession # P31751
  • Formulation
    Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Western Blot
    0.5 µg/mL
    See below
  • Simple Western
    5 µg/mL
    See below
  • Immunohistochemistry
    3-15 µg/mL
    See below
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.
Data Examples
Detection of Human/Mouse/Rat Akt2 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line, MDA-MB-468 human breast cancer cell line, and U937 human histiocytic lymphoma cell line. PVDF membrane was probed with 0.5 µg/mL Goat Anti-Human/Mouse/Rat Akt2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF23151) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF109). For additional reference, Recombinant Human Active Akt1 (Catalog # 1775-KS), recombinant human Akt2, and recombinant human Akt3 (5 ng/lane) were included. A specific band for Akt2 was detected at approximately 60 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.
Immunohistochemistry
Akt2 in Rat Testis. Akt2 was detected in perfusion fixed frozen sections of rat testis using Goat Anti-Human/Mouse/Rat Akt2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF23151) at 3 µg/mL for 1 hour at room temperature followed by incubation with the Anti-Goat IgG VisUCyte™ HRP Polymer Antibody (Catalog # VC004). Tissue was stained using DAB (brown) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm and nuclei. View our protocol for IHC Staining with VisUCyte HRP Polymer Detection Reagents.
Immunohistochemistry
Akt2 in Human Kidney Cancer Tissue. Akt2 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human kidney cancer tissue using 15 µg/mL Goat Anti-Human/Mouse/Rat Akt2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF23151) overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained with the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific labeling was localized to epithelial cells in tubules. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Immunohistochemistry
Akt2 in Mouse Spleen. Akt2 was detected in perfusion fixed frozen sections of mouse spleen using Goat Anti-Human/Mouse/Rat Akt2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF23151) at 3 µg/mL for 1 hour at room temperature followed by incubation with the Anti-Goat IgG VisUCyte™ HRP Polymer Antibody (Catalog # VC004). Tissue was stained using DAB (brown) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm and nuclei. View our protocol for IHC Staining with VisUCyte HRP Polymer Detection Reagents.
Detection of Human Akt2 by Simple WesternTM. Simple Western lane view shows lysates of MCF‑7 human breast cancer cell line, loaded at 0.2 mg/mL. A specific band was detected for Akt2 at approximately 60 kDa (as indicated) using 5 µg/mL of Goat Anti-Human/Mouse/Rat Akt2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF23151) followed by 1:50 dilution of HRP-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF109). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using the
12-230 kDa separation system.
Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
  • Shipping
    The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
  • Stability & Storage
    Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
    • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
    • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
    • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Background: Akt2

The serine/threonine kinase Akt, also known as protein kinase B (PKB), is a central regulator of such diverse cellular processes as glucose uptake, cell cycle progression, and apoptosis. In mammals, three highly homologous members define the Akt family: Akt1 (PKB alpha ), Akt2 (PKB beta ), and Akt3 (PKB gamma ). Akt2 is expressed predominantly in insulin target tissues such as liver, skeletal muscle, and fat. All three Akts contain an amino-terminal pleckstrin homology domain, a central kinase domain, and a carboxyl-terminal regulatory domain.

  • Long Name:
    v-Akt Murine Thymoma Viral Oncogene Homolog 2
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    208 (Human); 11652 (Mouse); 29414 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    Akt2; EC 2.7.11; EC 2.7.11.1; Murine thymoma viral (v-akt) homolog-2; PKB beta; PKBB; PKBBETA; PRKBB; Protein kinase Akt-2; Protein kinase B beta; rac protein kinase beta; RAC-beta serine/threonine-protein kinase; RAC-beta; RAC-PK-beta; v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 2
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