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Phospho-eEF2 (Thr56) Antibody #2331

eef   eef2   eukaryotic elongation factor 2  

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Applications Dilution Species-Reactivity Sensitivity MW (kDa) Isotype
W 1:1000 Human,Mouse,Rat,Hamster,Monkey,Chicken, Endogenous 95 Rabbit

Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot.

Applications Key: W=Western Blotting,

Specificity / Sensitivity

Phospho-eEF2 (Thr56) Antibody detects endogenous levels of eEF2 only when phosphorylated at Thr56. It does not recognize eEF2 phosphorylated at other sites.

Phospho-eEF2 (Thr56) Antibody检测仅在Thr56位点磷酸化的内源性eEF2蛋白水平。该抗体不与在其它位点磷酸化的eEF2蛋白发生交叉反应。

Source / Purification

Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic phosphopeptide corresponding to residues surrounding Thr56 of human eEF2. Antibodies are purified by protein A and peptide affinity chromatography.


Western Blotting

Western Blotting

Western blot analysis of extracts from C6 cells, untreated or forskolin-treated (10 µM for 60 minutes), using Phospho-eEF2 (Thr56) Antibody (upper) or eEF2 Antibody #2332 (lower).


Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) catalyzes the translocation of peptidyl-tRNA from the A site to the P site on the ribosome. It has been shown that phosphorylation of eEF2 at threonine 56 by eEF2 kinase inhibits its activity (1-4). eEF2 kinase is normally dependent on Ca2+ ions and calmodulin (5,6). eEF2 kinase can also be activated by PKA in response to elevated cAMP levels (7-9), which are generally increased in stress- or starvation-related conditions. A variety of treatments known to raise intracellular Ca2+ or cAMP levels have been shown to result in increased phosphorylation of eEF2, and thus to inhibit peptide-chain elongation. The inactive phosphorylated eEF2 can be converted to its active nonphosphorylated form by a protein phosphatase, most likely a form of protein phosphatase-2A (PP-2A). Insulin, which activates protein synthesis in a wide range of cell types, induces rapid dephosphorylation of eEF2 through mTOR signaling and may involve modulation of the activity of the PP-2A or the eEF2 kinase or both (10).

真核生物起始延伸因子2 (eEF2)能够促进peptidyl-tRNA从核糖体的A位点转运到P位点。研究显示eEF2激酶可在eEF2蛋白苏氨酸56位点对其磷酸化从而抑制eEF2蛋白的活性(1-4)。eEF2激酶通常是钙离子和钙调蛋白依赖的(5,6)。eEF2激酶也能被响应升高的cAMP水平的PKA所激活(7-9),而cAMP水平的变化通常是由于应激或饥饿相关条件引起的。众所周知,多种处理方法可通过增加细胞内Ca2+或cAMP水平从而增加eEF2的磷酸化,最终抑制多肽链延伸。非活性的磷酸化eEF2能够被磷酸酶转化成具有活性的非磷酸化形式,其中最有可能的磷酸酶是蛋白磷酸酶-2A (PP-2A)。胰岛素能够在广泛的细胞类型中激活蛋白质的合成,且它能诱导eEF2通过mTOR信号通路快速去磷酸化,同时,胰岛素可能涉及到PP-2A或eEF2 kinase活性的调节(10)。

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  10. Proud, C. (2000) Translational Control of Gene Expression. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY, 719-739.

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