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Pack Size:100μg/vial
Validated Species:Human, Rat
Clone Number:100/2
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Product Name Anti-Alpha-Adaptin Antibody (Monoclonal, 100/2)
SKU/Catalog Number MA1105
Description Mouse IgG monoclonal antibody for alpha-Adaptin, adaptor-related protein complex 2, alpha 1 subunit (AP2A1 ) detection. Tested with WB in Human;rat. No cross reactivity with other proteins.
Cite This Product Anti-Alpha-Adaptin Antibody (Monoclonal, 100/2) 100/2 (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # MA1105)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-10761|sc-17771|sc-249889|sc-249891|sc-32284|sc-398016|sc-398024|sc-58215 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Mouse
Validated Species Human, Rat
Predicted Species Monkey

*This antibody is predicted to react with the above species based on antigen sequence similarities. Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product with the above species.

Application WB

*Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product in the above tested applications.

**For positive and negative control design, consult "Tissue specificity" under Protein Target Info.

Recommended Detection Systems Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Mouse IgG (EK1001) for Western blot.
*Blocking peptide can be purchased at $50. Contact us for more information
**Boster also offers various secondary antibodies for Immunoflourescecne and IHC. Take advantage of the buy 1 primary antibody get 1 secondary antibody for free promotion for the entire year 2018!
Immunogen AP-2 adaptor polypeptides from bovine brain.
Cross Reactivity No cross reactivity with other proteins
Pack Size 100μg/vial


Clonality Monoclonal
Clone Number 100/2
Form Lyophilized
Contents Mouse ascites fluid, 1.2% sodium acetate, 2mg BSA, with 0.01mg NaN3 as preservative.
Concentration Add 1ml of PBS buffer will yield a concentration of 100ug/ml.
Storage At -20°C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4°C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20°C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Purification Ascites
Isotype Mouse IgG2a

Protein Target Info (Source:

You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.

Gene Name Ap2a1
Protein Name AP-2 complex subunit alpha-1
Molecular Weight 107675 MW
Protein Function AP2A1: Component of the adaptor protein complex 2 (AP-2).Adaptor protein complexes function in protein transport viatransport vesicles in different membrane traffic pathways. Adaptorprotein complexes are vesicle coat components and appear to beinvolved in cargo selection and vesicle formation. AP-2 isinvolved in clathrin-dependent endocytosis in which cargo proteinsare incorporated into vesicles surrounded by clathrin (clathrin-coated vesicles, CCVs) which are destined for fusion with theearly endosome. The clathrin lattice serves as a mechanicalscaffold but is itself unable to bind directly to membranecomponents. Clathrin-associated adaptor protein (AP) complexeswhich can bind directly to both the clathrin lattice and to thelipid and protein components of membranes are considered to be themajor clathrin adaptors contributing the CCV formation. AP-2 alsoserves as a cargo receptor to selectively sort the membraneproteins involved in receptor-mediated endocytosis. AP-2 seems toplay a role in the recycling of synaptic vesicle membranes fromthe presynaptic surface. AP-2 recognizes Y-X-X-[FILMV] (Y-X-X-Phi)and [ED]-X-X-X-L-[LI] endocytosis signal motifs within thecytosolic tails of transmembrane cargo molecules. AP-2 may alsoplay a role in maintaining normal post-endocytic traffickingthrough the ARF6-regulated, non-clathrin pathway. The AP-2 alphasubunit binds polyphosphoinositide-containing lipids, positioningAP-2 on the membrane. The AP-2 alpha subunit acts via its C-terminal appendage domain as a scaffolding platform for endocyticaccessory proteins. The AP-2 alpha and AP-2 sigma subunits arethought to contribute to the recognition of the [ED]-X-X-X-L-[LI]motif (By similarity).
Tissue Specificity AP2A1: Isoform A expressed in forebrain, skeletalmuscle, spinal cord, cerebellum, salivary gland, heart and colon.Isoform B is widely expressed in tissues and also in breast cancerand in prostate carcinoma cells.
Sequence Similarities Belongs to the adaptor complexes large subunit family.
Subcellular Localization AP2A1: Cell membrane Membrane,coated pit Note: AP-2 appearsto be excluded from internalizing CCVs and to disengage from sitesof endocytosis seconds before internalization of the nascent CCV.
Ap2a1: Cell membrane Membrane,coated pit Note: AP-2 appearsto be excluded from internalizing CCVs and to disengage from sitesof endocytosis seconds before internalization of the nascent CCV.
Uniprot ID D3ZUY8
Alternative Names Adaptor protein complex AP-2, alpha 1 subunit (Predicted) ;Protein Ap2a1 ;Ap2a1 ;Ap2a1_predicted ;rCG_54084 ;
Research Areas |signal transduction|adapters|transmembrane|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for AP-2 complex subunit alpha-1

Alpha Adaptin, also known as adaptor related protein complex, alpha 1 subunit. The alpha adaptins are exclusively found in the endocytic coated vesicles. Huntingtin-interacting protein 1(HIP1) is enriched in membrane-containing cell fractions and has been implicated in vesicle trafficking. Waelter et al.(2001) identified 3 HIP1-associated proteins, clathrin heavy chain(CLTC)and alpha-adaptin A and C. Coat proteins of approximately 100-kD(adaptins) are components of the adaptor complexes which link clathrin to receptors in coated vesicles. The alpha-adaptins separate into two bands on SDS gels.
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Customer Q&As

Q: Is your western blot protocol provided from the website applicable for all your antibodies? Keyword: applications, WB
A: The protocol is applicable for all our antibodies in WB, the NC Membrane(0.45μm or 0.22μm) and transfer time(70 mins or 50 mins) depends on the protein molecular weight, details can be found in included protocol.
Q: Can I conjugate markers to this antibody? Can I link custom conjugates to this antibody? Keyword: conjugation
A: The antibody is stored with BSA and cannot be conjugated with markers. Carrier free antibodies are available upon request. Please contact
Q: Can you provide monoclonal antibodies carrier free?
A: We cannot.
Q: What are some alternative names that could be used to describe this product?
A: One other very common name is ap2 alpha antibody