Mineralocorticoid receptor (UniProt P22199; also known as MR, Nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group C member 2) is encoded by the Nr3c2 (also known as MCR, Mlr) gene (Gene ID 25672) in rats. Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is expressed in multiple tissues, including renal epithelia, smooth muscle, endothelium, cardiomyocytes, and hippocampal neurons, where it mediates diverse functions. MR is activated by aldosterone and also by cortisol in cells that do not express 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11βHSD2). MR is normally activated by aldosterone, which is produced by adrenal glomerulosa in response to intravascular volume depletion and hyperkalemia. Consistently, gain of function mutations in MR lead to severe hypertension, often with hypokalemia, while loss of function mutations result in neonatal hypotension. Ser843 phosphorylation in the MR ligand-binding domain is reported to prevent MR ligand binding and activation. MR pS843 is found exclusively in intercalated cells of the distal nephrons in the kidney. Intravascular volume depletion, angiotensin II and WNK4 signaling reduce MR pS843 levels, whereas hyperkalemia increases MR pS843.
Epitope is present in all 3 alternative spliced isoforms
Conjugated linear peptide corresponding to the N-terminus of rat Mineralocorticoid Receptor.
Epitope: Near N-terminus
Detect Mineralocorticoid Receptor using this Anti-Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antibody, clone 2D6 validated for use in Western Blotting, Immunohistochemistry and Immunocytochemistry.
Immunohistochemistry Analysis: A representative lot detected Mineralocorticoid Receptor in hippocampus, dentate gyrate, choroid plexus, heart, and rat kidney (Gomez-Sanchez, C.E., et al. (2006). Endocrinology. 147(3):1343-1348).
Immunocytochemistry Analysis: A representative lot detected Mineralocorticoid Receptor in mouse kidney (Shibata, S., et al. (2013). Cell Metabolism. 18:660-671).
Western Blotting Analysis: A representative lot detected endogenous Mineralocorticoid Receptor (MR) in rat hippocampal cytosolic preparation and exogenously expressed EGFP-rat MR fusion protein in CHO cells (Gomez-Sanchez, C.E., et al. (2006). Endocrinology. 147(3):1343-1348).
Western Blotting Analysis: A representative lot detected endogenous Mineralocorticoid Receptor (MR) in mouse kidney cytosolic fraction and exogenously expressed human MR in COS-7 cells (Shibata, S., et al. (2013) Cell Metab. 18(5):660-671)
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Evaluated by Western Blotting in rat brain cytosol tissue lysate.
Western Blotting Analysis: A 1:500 dilution of this antibody detected Mineralocorticoid Receptor in 10 µg of rat brain cytosol tissue lysate.
Protein G Purified
Purified mouse monoclonal IgG2aκ in buffer containing 0.1 M Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 150 mM NaCl with 0.05% sodium azide.
Stable for 1 year at 2-8°C from date of receipt.
Concentration: Please refer to lot specific datasheet.
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