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Catalogue number: X1852B

Product Type Blocking Peptide
Units50 µg
Application Antibody function blocking

Sphingosine kinase-1 (SK1) is a key enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of sphingosine to sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). SK1, and its product S1P, regulate numerous and diverse biological functions, including cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis. S1P also plays a central role in cardiac development and ischemic preconditioning. FHL2 (SLIM3) has been identified as a SK1-interacting protein in mammalian cardiomyocytes. FHL2, but not FHL1 or FHL3, interacts with SK1, and FHL2 colocalizes with SK1 in the cytoplasm of these cells. The interaction of FHL2 with SK-1 involves the C-terminal portion of SK1. Overexpression of FHL2 has been found to attneuate the activity and antiapoptotic effects of SK1. Endothelin-1, a potent survival factor in cardiomyocytes, inhibits FHL2-SK1 association and increases SK1 activity. FHL2 is therefore a novel inhibitor of SK1 activity in cardiomyocytes and targeting FHL2 may prevent myocardial apoptosis through activation of SK1. A transcriptional coactivator, FHL2 is also known to form complexes consisting of Proline-, glutamic acid-, and leucine-rich protein-1 (PELP1), FHL2, and androgen receptors (AR) in prostate cancer cells, perhaps functioning as a molecular adaptor with PELP1 in the progression of prostate cancer.

Synonyms: Four-and-a-half LIM only protein 2


Product Form: Unconjugated

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

Concentration: See vial for concentration

Blocking peptide for us with FHL2 (SLIM3) antibodies (Cat. Nos. X1857P and X1874P).

Functional Analysis: Antibody Function Blocking

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

Shipping 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.

Protein Reference(s)

Database Name: UniProt

Accession number: Q6I9R8

Species Accession: Human

Safety Datasheet(s) for this product:
Sodium Azide




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