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Rabbit anti Human Acid Sphingomyelinase

Catalogue number: X1695P

Product Type Polyclonal Antibody
Units100 µg
Species reactivity Human
Application ELISA
Western Blot

Human acid sphingomyelinase (sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase, ASM) is the lysosomal enzyme responsible for the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to ceramide and phosphocholine. Converts sphingomyelin to ceramide. aSM also has phospholipase C activities toward 1,2-diacylglycerol-phosphocholine and 1,2-diacylglycerol-phosphoglycerol. The enzyme is a membrane-associated glycoprotein with a pH optimum of about 4.5 and a subunit molecular mass of about 72 kDa. In addition AtoS M, two other sphingomyelinases have been identified in man, a Mg2+- dependent neutral sphingomyelinase found primarily in brain and a Zn2+-dependent acid sphingomyelinase found primarily in serum. Although it is likely that the acid and neutral sphingomyelinases are coded by different genes, the molecular genetic relationship of these three biochemically distinct sphingomyelinases has not been determined. Understanding the role of these sphingomyelinases in the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to ceramide will be an important step in the understanding of ceramide as it is further hydrolyzed to sphingosine, a neutral phospholipid which has been implicated in the regulation of protein kinase C-mediated signal transduction. Inherited deficiencies of ASM have been reported in man, deficient ASM activity results in the two major subtypes of Niemann-Pick disease (NPD).

Synonyms: Acid Sphingomyelinase, aSMase, SMPD1, ASM, Sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase, ASM-1


Immunogen: Synthetic peptide derived from human acid sphingomyelinase protein.


Product Form: Unconjugated

Formulation: Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide

Purification Method: Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation

Concentration: See vial for concentration

Antibody can be used for Western blots (5-10 µg/ml) and ELISA. Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions.

Functional Analysis: Western Blotting

Product should be stored at -20ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Product Stability: Products are stable for one year from purchase when stored properly

Ship Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature, freeze upon arrival

This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals.

1. Human acid sphingomyelinase. Isolation, nucleotide sequence and expression of the full-length and alternatively spliced cDNAs.; Schuchman E.H., Suchi M., Takahashi T., Sandhoff K., Desnick R.J.; J. Biol. Chem. 266:8531-8539(1991). 2. Molecular cloning of the acid sphingomyelinase of the mouse and the organization and complete nucleotide sequence of the gene.; Newrzella D., Stoffel W.; Biol. Chem. Hoppe-Seyler 373:1233-1238(1992). 3. Cloning of a human acid sphingomyelinase cDNA with a new mutation that renders the enzyme inactive.; Ida H., Rennert O.M., Eto Y., Chan W.Y.; J. Biochem. 114:15-20(1993). 4. Isolation of cDNA clones encoding human acid sphingomyelinase: occurrence of alternatively processed transcripts.; Quintern L.E., Schuchman E.H., Levran O., Suchi M., Ferlinz K., Reinke H., Sandhoff K., Desnick R.J.; EMBO J. 8:2469-2473(1989). 5. Functional characterization of the N-glycosylation sites of human acid sphingomyelinase by site-directed mutagenesis.; Ferlinz K., Hurwitz R., Moczall H., Lansmann S., Schuchman E.H., Sandhoff K.; Eur. J. Biochem. 243:511-517(1997). 6. Human acid sphingomyelinase.; Lansmann S., Schuette C.G., Bartelsen O., Hoernschemeyer J., Linke T., Weisgerber J., Sandhoff K.;Eur. J. Biochem. 270:1076-1088(2003).

Protein Reference(s)

Database Name: UniProt

Accession number: P17405

Species Accession: Human

Safety Datasheet(s) for this product:
Sodium Azide

Rabbit anti Human Acid Sphingomyelinase



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