Dynactin is a multisubunit complex that functions as a binding partner for the Dynein microtubule motor. Dynactin-Dynein binding may be required for most, if not all, cytoplasmic Dynein-driven activities and is thought to contribute to the functional diversity of Dynein. Dynactin 2, also known as DCTN2, Dynamitin or DCTN50, is a peripheral membrane protein that is one of many subunits in the Dynactin complex. Like other Dynactin subunits, Dynactin 2 mediates Dynein-organelle binding and helps to regulate chromosome alignment during prometaphase and spindle organization during mitosis. Overexpression of Dynactin 2 disrupts the Dynactin-Dynein complex, thus inhibiting retrograde axonal transport and causing motor neuron degeneration. Additionally, overexpression of Dynactin 2 may disrupt the cell cycle and lead to osteosarcoma, suggesting a possible role for Dynactin 2 in carcinogenesis
Homo Sapiens (Human)
Synthetic peptide, corresponding to amino acids 340-390 of Human Dynactin 2.
Human, Mouse, Rat
Product: 1 mg/ml in Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) with 0.05% sodium azide, approx. pH 7.2.Specificity: Dynactin 2 (L371) polyclonal antibody detects endogenous levels of pDynactin 2 protein.
The antibody was affinity-purified from rabbit antiserum by affinity-chromatography using epitope-specific immunogen and the purity is > 95% (by SDS-PAGE).
Store at 4°C short term. Aliquot and store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.