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Acid Sphingomyelinase

  • Product Code: X1695P
  • Size: 100 µg
  • Price (USD): $355

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Product Name

Acid Sphingomyelinase


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





Product Type

Polyclonal Antibody




Western Blot, ELISA


Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation


100 µg

Price (USD)



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).


Synthetic peptide derived from human acid sphingomyelinase protein.


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

Customer Storage

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

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Western blot analysis using acid sphingomyelinase antibody on normal human brain lysate (7 µg/lane). Antibody used at 1 µg/ml (1) and 0.5 µg/ml (2) and detected using mouse anti-rabbit antibody (Cat. No. X1207M) at 1:75k dilution and visualized using Pierce West Femto substrate.

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