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FIX&PERM Cell Fixation and Permeabilization Kit

Flow cytometric analyses with monoclonal antibodies were so far mainly restricted to cell surface molecules. Intracellular structures such as cytoplasmic or nuclear enzymes, oncoproteins, cytokines, immunoglobulins etc. were largely excluded from such studies. Also excluded from flow cytometric studies were cytoplasmic localizations of well-established membrane molecules like CD3 and CD22, which, in their cytoplasmic form, are the most reliable lineage markers in undifferentiated leukemia. With the FIX&PERM® Kit flow cytometric analysis of intracellular antigens has become as easy as surface antigen studies. The only prerequisite is the availability of suitable antibody conjugates. Most of the available monoclonal antibody conjugates can be used with the FIX&PERM® Kit, some determinants are sensitive, however, to the fixation step involved. This and the optimal fixation time have to be tested for each reagent.


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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