This antibody is designed, produced, and validated as part of a collaboration between Rockland and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is suitable for Cancer, Immunology and Nuclear Signaling research. Mer2 (also known as meiotic recombination 2 protein) is a chromosomal protein that is critical for meiotic recombination and progression. It is phosphorylated at two serine residues, S30 and S271 by the yeast Cdk1 cyclin- dependent kinase homolog. This phosphorylation is S-phase specific, and thus has the potential to be a specific assay for S-phase cyclin-dependent kinases. Moreover, there are hints that the phosphorylation may be a mark of replication fork passage, which would indicate that S-phase CDK associates with the replication fork.
This affinity purified antibody was prepared from whole rabbit serum produced by repeated immunizations with a synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids 26-35 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mer2 protein.