Rat TrkA Antibody

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  • Species Reactivity
    Rat
  • Specificity
    Detects rat TrkA in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs and Western blots, approximately 5% cross-reactivity with recombinant human TrkA and less than 1% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse (rm) TrkB and rmTrkC is observed.
  • Source
    Polyclonal Goat IgG
  • Purification
    Antigen Affinity-purified
  • Immunogen
    Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant rat TrkA
    Ala33-Pro418
    Accession # P35739
  • 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
    1 µg/mL
    See below
  • Immunohistochemistry
    5-15 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 Rat TrkA by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysate of rat striatum tissue. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Goat Anti-Rat TrkA Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1056) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF017). A specific band was detected for TrkA at approximately 140 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.
Immunohistochemistry
TrkA in Rat Dorsal Root Ganglion. TrkA was detected in perfusion fixed frozen sections of rat dorsal root ganglion using 15 µg/mL Rat TrkA Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1056) overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained (red). View our protocol for Fluorescent IHC Staining of Frozen Tissue Sections.
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: TrkA

TrkA, the product of the proto-oncogene trk, is a member of the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor family that has three members. TrkA, TrkB, and TrkC preferentially bind NGF, NT-4, and BDNF and NT-3, respectively. All Trk family proteins share a conserved complex subdomain organization consisting of a signal peptide, two cysteine-rich domains, a cluster of three leucine-rich motifs, and two immunoglobulin-like domains in the extracellular region, as well as an intracellular region that contains the tyrosine kinase domain. Two distinct rat TrkA isoforms (TrkA-I and Trk-A-II) that differ by a 6-amino acid insertion in their extracellular domain have been identified. The longer TrkA isoform is the only isoform expressed within neuronal tissues whereas the shorter TrkA-I is expressed mainly in non-neuronal tissues. NGF binds to TrkA with low affinity and activates its cytoplasmic kinase, initiating a signaling cascade that mediates neuronal survival and differentiation. Higher affinity binding of NGF requires the co-expression of TrkA with the p75 NGF receptor (NGF R), a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily. NGF R binds all neurotrophins with low affinity and modulates Trk activity as well as alters the specificity of Trk receptors for their ligands. NGF R can also mediate cell death when expressed independent of Trk.

  • References:
    1. Esposito, D. et al. (2001) J. Biol. Chem. 276:32687.
    2. Sofroniew, M.V. et al. (2001) Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 24:1217.
  • Long Name:
    Neurotrophic Tyrosine Kinase Receptor A
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    4914 (Human); 59109 (Rat)
  • Alternate Names:
    DKFZp781I14186; EC 2.7.10; EC 2.7.10.1; MTChigh affinity nerve growth factor receptor; Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1; neurotrophic tyrosine kinase, receptor, type 1; NTRK1; NTRK-1; p140-TrkA; TRK1-transforming tyrosine kinase protein; TrkA; Trk-A; TRKAOncogene TRK; TRKTRK1; tyrosine kinase receptor A
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  1. Unbiased classification of sensory neuron types by large-scale single-cell RNA sequencing.
    Authors: Usoskin D, Furlan A, Islam S, Abdo H, Lonnerberg P, Lou D, Hjerling-Leffler J, Haeggstrom J, Kharchenko O, Kharchenko P, Linnarsson S, Ernfors P
    Nat Neurosci, 2015;18(1):145-53.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Type: Whole Tissue
    Application: IHC
  2. TREK2 expressed selectively in IB4-binding C-fiber nociceptors hyperpolarizes their membrane potentials and limits spontaneous pain.
    Authors: Acosta C, Djouhri L, Watkins R, Berry C, Bromage K, Lawson S
    J Neurosci, 2014;34(4):1494-509.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Type: Whole Cells
    Application: IHC Not Specified
  3. Temporal mismatch between pain behaviour, skin Nerve Growth factor and intra-epidermal nerve fibre density in trigeminal neuropathic pain.
    Authors: Evans L, Loescher A, Boissonade F, Whawell S, Robinson P, Andrew D
    BMC Neurosci, 2013;15(0):1.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Type: Whole Tissue
    Application: IHC Frozen
  4. An intracellular domain fragment of the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) enhances tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) receptor function.
    Authors: Matusica, Dusan, Skeldal, Sune, Sykes, Alex M, Palstra, Nickless, Sharma, Aanchal, Coulson, Elizabet
    J Biol Chem, 2013;288(16):11144-54.
    Species: Human
    Sample Type: Whole Cells
    Application: Flow
  5. Electrical stimulation of sympathetic neurons induces autocrine/paracrine effects of NGF mediated by TrkA.
    Authors: Saygili E, Schauerte P, Kuppers F, Heck L, Weis J, Weber C, Schwinger RH, Hoffmann R, Schroder JW, Marx N, Rana OR
    J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., 2010;49(1):79-87.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Type: Whole Cells
    Application: Neut
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