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Pack Size:100μg/vial
Validated Species:Human, Mouse, Rat
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Product Name Anti-MEKK2 Antibody
SKU/Catalog Number PA1499
Description Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 2(MAP3K2) detection. Tested with WB in Human;Mouse;Rat.
Cite This Product Anti-MEKK2 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # PA1499)
Replacement Item This antibody may replace the following items: sc-1088|sc-1088-X|sc-1089|sc-28768|sc-398091|sc-6843 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Host Rabbit
Isotype N/A
Validated Species Human, Mouse, Rat
Predicted Species Canine, Horse, Monkey, Rabbit

*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-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) 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 A synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence at the C-terminus of human MEKK2(606-619aa SADELLRHMFVHYH), different from the related rat and mouse sequences by one amino acid.
Cross Reactivity No cross reactivity with other proteins
Pack Size 100μg/vial


Clonality Polyclonal
Form Lyophilized
Contents Each vial contains 5mg BSA, 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg Thimerosal, 0.05mg NaN3.
Concentration Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/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 Immunogen affinity purified.
Isotype N/A

Protein Target Info (Source:

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

Gene Name MAP3K2
Protein Name Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 2
Molecular Weight 69741 MW
Protein Function Component of a protein kinase signal transduction cascade. Regulates the JNK and ERK5 pathways by phosphorylating and activating MAP2K5 and MAP2K7 (By similarity). Plays a role in caveolae kiss-and-run dynamics. .
Sequence Similarities Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. STE Ser/Thr protein kinase family. MAP kinase kinase kinase subfamily.
Subcellular Localization Cytoplasm . Nucleus . Upon EGF stimulation, translocates into the nucleus.
Uniprot ID Q9Y2U5
Alternative Names Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 2;;MAPK/ERK kinase kinase 2;MEK kinase 2;MEKK 2;MAP3K2;MAPKKK2, MEKK2;
Research Areas |signal transduction|protein phosphorylation|ser / thr kinases|mapk pathway|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 2

MAP3K2, mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 2, also known as MEKK2, belongs to the mitogen-activated protein kinase(MAPK) kinase kinase gene family, which is involved in regulating multiple MAPK signaling pathways. Endogenous MAP3K2 localized mainly to the cytosol of unstimulated HeLa cells and rat fibroblasts. The MAP3K2 gene is mapped to chromosome 2 by the International Radiation Hybrid Mapping Consortium. MAP3K2 is a major upstream activator of the JNK, MAPK cascade. MAP3K2 was identifies as 1 of 6 kinases that regulate different steps of the caveolar cycle. Silencing of MAP3K2 strongly reduced kiss-and-run dynamics, leading to an accumulation of caveolar structures at the cell surface without affecting caveolae coat assembly or clustering.

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Anti-MEKK2 Antibody
Anti-MEKK2 antibody, PA1499, Western blotting
Lane 1: Rat Brain Tissue Lysate
Lane 2: Rat Testis Tissue Lysate
Lane 3: Rat Lung Tissue Lysate
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Customer Q&As

Q: Do you offer BSA-free antibodies? Keyword: Bovine serum albumin, carrier protein, conjugation
A: Yes, please contact us at for more information about BSA-free antibodies and availability. The new BSA-free formula uses trehalose as a replacement to BSA. We have tested many alternative chemicals and found that trehalose protects the antibodies the best.
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: What should I use for negative control?
A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signal
A: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the immunogen sequence of this antibody? Is this antibody polyclonal or monoclonal?
A: You can find the immunogen sequence under "Immunogen" and clonality in the product name.
Q: What is the expected band size? Why is it different than the observed band size?
A: The expected band size is predicted on the size of the protein. The actual band size may be affected by a few other factors including but not limited to:
1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected
2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands

3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody.

4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.
5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher.,
Q: What is the suggested dilution ratio for Western Blot (WB), Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and or ELISA standards? What is the optimal pH for the sample?
A: Check the datasheet for the product for details on dilution ratios for different experiments. You can find the datasheet button on the right side of the product page.
Q: What is the protocol you used for your Western blotting (WB) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?
A: Check our protocols under the tech support tab.