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Sphingosine Kinase 2, Long Form N Terminal HIS Tag

  • Product Code: X1840E
  • Size: 10 µg
  • Availability: In Stock In Stock
  • Price (USD): $361

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Data Sheet

Product Name

Sphingosine Kinase 2, Long Form N Terminal HIS Tag


Sphk2-L, N-terminal-extended Sphingosine Kinase 2


Sf9 cells

Product Type

Active Enzyme




Study of enzyme kinetics, screening inhibitors, and selectivity profiling.


10 µg

Price (USD)



The long form of sphingosine kinase 2 (Sphk2-L) is a species-specific isoform of the Sphk2 enzyme expressed in human but not in mouse. It is an N-terminal extended form of Sphk2, extended by 36 amino acids. It functions as expected, catalyzing the formation of sphingosine 1-phosphate from sphingosine, however it appears to have a decreased ability to inhibit DNA synthesis as compared to Sphk2-S (short form of Sphk2). Under normal cellular conditions, Sphk2-L does not appear to inhibit DNA synthesis, but under serum deprivation, SphK2-L translocates to the nucleus and accumlates. This accumlation may be involved in the cessation of cell proliferation or apoptosis depending on the cell type.


Baclovirus infected Sf9 cells


Provided in 25 mM Tris-HCl, 75 mM NaCl, pH 8.0, 0.05% Tween, 5 mM DTT and 50% glycerol

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -80°C. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Target Molecular Weight

74 kDa

Database Links:



1. Okada, T., et al. 'Involvement of N-terminal-extended form of sphingosine kinase 2 in serum-dependent regulation of cell proliferation and apoptosis.' J. Biol. Chem. 2005, 280, 36318-36325