Anti-AP2M1 antibody (AA26621)


Alternative names AP-2 complex subunit mu, AP-2 mu chain, Adaptin-mu2, Adaptor protein complex AP-2 subunit mu, Adaptor-related protein complex 2 subunit mu, Clathrin assembly protein complex 2 mu medium chain, Clathrin coat assembly protein AP50, Clathrin coat-associated protein AP50, HA2 50 kDa subunit, Plasma membrane adaptor AP-2 50 kDa protein, AP2M1, CLAPM1, KIAA0109, AP2M1_HUMAN, Q96CW1, 1173
Source 435?433?
Species Reactivity Human, Mouse, Rat
Applications IHC, WB
Host Rabbit
Class Polyclonal
Conjugated Unconjugated


Product name Anti-AP2M1 antibody (AA26621)
Catalog number AA26621
Brand family Ango
Product type Primary Antibody
Antibody Alternative Names AP-2 complex subunit mu antibody, AP-2 mu chain antibody, Adaptin-mu2 antibody, Adaptor protein complex AP-2 subunit mu antibody, Adaptor-related protein complex 2 subunit mu antibody, Clathrin assembly protein complex 2 mu medium chain antibody, Clathrin coat assembly protein AP50 antibody, Clathrin coat-associated protein AP50 antibody, HA2 50 kDa subunit antibody, Plasma membrane adaptor AP-2 50 kDa protein antibody, AP2M1 antibody, CLAPM1 antibody, KIAA0109 antibody, AP2M1_HUMAN antibody

Biological Information

Concentration 1 mg/ml
Isotype IgG
Purification method Purified by affinity chromatography


Target Name AP2M1
SwissProt ID Link Q96CW1
Function Component of the adaptor protein complex 2 (AP-2). Adaptor protein complexes function in protein transport via transport vesicles in different membrane traffic pathways. Adaptor protein complexes are vesicle coat components and appear to be involved in cargo selection and vesicle formation. AP-2 is involved in clathrin-dependent endocytosis in which cargo proteins are incorporated into vesicles surrounded by clathrin (clathrin-coated vesicles, CCVs) which are destined for fusion with the early endosome. The clathrin lattice serves as a mechanical scaffold but is itself unable to bind directly to membrane components. Clathrin-associated adaptor protein (AP) complexes which can bind directly to both the clathrin lattice and to the lipid and protein components of membranes are considered to be the major clathrin adaptors contributing the CCV formation. AP-2 also serves as a cargo receptor to selectively sort the membrane proteins involved in receptor-mediated endocytosis. AP-2 seems to play a role in the recycling of synaptic vesicle membranes from the presynaptic surface. AP-2 recognizes Y-X-X-[FILMV] (Y-X-X-Phi) and [ED]-X-X-X-L-[LI] endocytosis signal motifs within the cytosolic tails of transmembrane cargo molecules. AP-2 may also play a role in maintaining normal post-endocytic trafficking through the ARF6-regulated, non-clathrin pathway. The AP-2 mu subunit binds to transmembrane cargo proteins; it recognizes the Y-X-X-Phi motifs. The surface region interacting with to the Y-X-X-Phi motif is inaccessible in cytosolic AP-2, but becomes accessible through a conformational change following phosphorylation of AP-2 mu subunit at 'Tyr-156' in membrane-associated AP-2. The membrane-specific phosphorylation event appears to involve assembled clathrin which activates the AP-2 mu kinase AAK1. Plays a role in endocytosis of frizzled family members upon Wnt signaling.
Subcellular Location Cell membrane. Membrane, coated pit; Peripheral membrane protein; Cytoplasmic side. AP-2 appears to be excluded from internalizing CCVs and to disengage from sites of endocytosis seconds before internalization of the nascent CCV.
Subunit Structure Adaptor protein complex 2 (AP-2) is a heterotetramer composed of two large adaptins (alpha-type subunit AP2A1 or AP2A2 and beta-type subunit AP2B1), a medium adaptin (mu-type subunit AP2M1) and a small adaptin (sigma-type subunit AP2S1). Interacts with ATP6V1H and MEGF10. Interacts with EGFR. Interacts with F2R. Interacts with PIP5K1C; tyrosine phosphorylation of PIP5K1C weakens the interaction. Interacts with KIAA0319; required for clathrin-mediated endocytosis of KIAA0319. Interacts with DVL2 (via DEP domain).
Sequence Similarities Belongs to the adaptor complexes medium subunit family. Contains 1 MHD (mu homology) domain.

Poduct Presentation

Form Liquid
Preservative 0.02% (w/v) sodium azide
Storage buffer PBS with 50% glycerol, pH 7.3

Storage and Shipping Information

Storage Store at -20 C. Avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.