Human VMAT2 Antibody

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Detection of Human VMAT2 by Western Blot.
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Human VMAT2 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human VMAT2 in ELISAs and Western blots.
Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # 899327
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
NS0 mouse myeloma cell line transfected with human VMAT2
Accession # Q05940
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
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Flow Cytometry
2.5 µg/106 cells
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8-25 µg/mL
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Ready to be labeled using established conjugation methods. No BSA or other carrier proteins that could interfere with conjugation.

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.

Scientific Data

Western Blot Detection of Human VMAT2 antibody by Western Blot. View Larger

Detection of Human VMAT2 by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of HEK293 human embryonic kidney cell line either mock transfected or transfected with human VMAT2. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Mouse Anti-Human VMAT2 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB8327) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF018). A specific band was detected for VMAT2 at approximately 75-100 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.

Flow Cytometry Detection of VMAT2 antibody in HEK293 Human Cell Line Transfected with Human VMAT2 and eGFP antibody by Flow Cytometry. View Larger

Detection of VMAT2 in HEK293 Human Cell Line Transfected with Human VMAT2 and eGFP by Flow Cytometry. HEK293 human embryonic kidney cell line transfected with human VMAT2 and eGFP was stained with either (A) Mouse Anti-Human VMAT2 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB8327) or (B) Mouse IgG1Isotype Control (Catalog # MAB002) followed by Allophycocyanin-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # F0101B).

Immunohistochemistry VMAT2 antibody in Human Brain by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-P). View Larger

VMAT2 in Human Brain. VMAT2 was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human brain (substantia nigra) using Mouse Anti-Human VMAT2 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB8327) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Mouse HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS002) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to neuronal cell bodies. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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Size / Price
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: VMAT2

The Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2 (VMAT2), also known as VAT2 and SCL18A, is a 55-75 kDa member of the vesicular transporter family, a major facilitator superfamily. VMAT2 is a 12 transmembrane (TM) glycoprotein that is found in the membrane of brain neurosecretory vesicles. It transports monoamines (dopamine, serotonin, and particularly histamine) from the cytosol into secretion vesicles by exchanging two H+ ions for one molecule of amine. Human VMAT2 is 514 amino acids (aa) in length. It contains two cytoplasmic domains, a 20 aa and a 52 aa N- and C-terminal respectively, plus an extended 88 aa luminal loop between aa 42-129. There is one luminal, intrachain disulfide bond that contributes to amine transport (C126-C333). In addition, residues in TM domains 5-8 (aa 220-352) and 9-12 (aa 358‑462) also contribute to high affinity ligand interaction. VMAT2 is constitutively phosphorylated by CKII on S511 and S513. Within the cytoplasmic C-terminus, human VMAT2 is 94% aa identical to rat VMAT2.

Long Name
Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2/Solute Carrier Family 18, Member 2
Entrez Gene IDs
6571 (Human); 214084 (Mouse); 25549 (Rat)
Alternate Names
MGC120477; MNAT; monoamine neurotransmitter transporter; Monoamine transporter; SLC18A2; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine), member 2; Solute carrier family 18 member 2; SVAT; SVMT; SVMTMGC120478; synaptic vesicular amine transporter; VAT2; VAT2MGC26538; vesicle monoamine transporter type 2; vesicle monoamine/H+ antiporter; Vesicular amine transporter 2; VMAT2

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