The antibody is provided as 100 uL of affinity-purified serum in PBS (0.02 M sodium phosphate with 0.15 M sodium chloride, pH 7.5) with 1% BSA (bovine serum albumin), and 0.02% sodium azide.  Reacts with mouse, rat, and rabbit species.

The images above labeled “ImmunoStar Rabbit 5-HT 2A receptor antibody” are the results of staining of the mouse 5-HT 2A receptor in the brain, courtesy of Dr. Magdalena Zaniewska, Max-Delbruck-Centrum fur Molekulare Medizin Berlin, Germany.

The ImmunoStar 5HT 2A receptor antibody was quality control tested using standard immunohistochemical methods. The antiserum demonstrates strongly positive labeling of rat cortex, amygdala, and hippocampus using indirect immunofluorescent and biotin/avidin-HRP techniques. Recommended primary dilutions are 1/300 – 1/500 in PBS/0.3% Triton X-100 – Bn/Av-HRP Technique. The addition of intensifying reagents such as nickel ammonium sulfate to the chromogen solution will approximately double the dilution factor as recommended.

Immunolabeling is completely abolished by adsorption with synthetic rat 5HT2A receptor (22-41). Immunolabeling of Western blot revealed a single band of approximately 53kD.

 Low magnification IHC image of neurons staining for the 5-HT2A receptor in the rat cortex (top of page) and image of neuronal expression of the receptor in the amygdala (below). The bottom right photo is of the cortex.  The tissue was fixed with 4% formaldehyde in 0.1 M phosphate buffer, before being removed and prepared for vibratome sectioning.

Floating sections were incubated at RT in 10% goat serum in PBS, before the standard IHC procedure. Primary antibody was incubated at 1:500 for 48 hours, goat anti-rabbit secondary was subsequently added for 1 hour after washing with PBS. Light microscopy staining was achieved with standard biotin-streptavidin/HRP procedure and DAB chromogen.

  • Host: Rabbit
  • Quantity/Volume: 100 uL
  • State: Liquid
  • Reacts With: Human, Marine, Mouse, Rabbit, Rat
  • Alternate Names:  5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 2A; 5Ht-2; 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 2A, G protein-coupled, anti-5-HT 2A
  • Gene Symbol  Htr2a