Alternative names for DRP2 antibody
Dystrophin-related protein 2, DRP-2
Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence (ICC/IF), Paraffin Sections (P), Western blot / Immunoblot (WB)
Background of DRP2 antibody
Dystrophin, utrophin and dystrophin-related protein 2 (DRP2) are Actin-binding proteins that are involved in anchoring the cytoskeleton to the plasma membrane. Dystrophin is the protein product of the Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy gene. Dystrophin is expressed in muscle and brain tissues, where it is localized to the inner surface of the plasma membrane. Evidence suggests that the upregulation of utrophin (also known as DRP1) can reduce the dystrophic pathology. DRP2 is principally expressed in the brain and spinal cord. Analysis of DRP2 expression in rat brain on SDS-PAGE reveals a characteristic quartet of bands from 100-120 kDa. DRP2 exhibits a punctate staining pattern of rat neuronal dendrites and in neuropil. DRP2 forms a complex with dystroglycan at the surface of myelin-forming Schwann cells and may play a role in the terminal stages of myelinogenesis in the peripheral nervous system. The gene encoding human DRP2 maps to chromosome Xq22.