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Anti-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor α7 Antibody

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biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

affinity isolated antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies



purified by

affinity chromatography

species reactivity

rat, mouse, human




western blot: suitable

NCBI accession no.

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

target post-translational modification


Gene Information

mouse ... Chrna7(11441)


This rabbit polyclonal antibody specifically detects Nicotinic Receptor 7. It targets an epitope with 28 amino acids from the C-terminal half.


KLH-conjugated linear peptide corresponding to 28 amino acids from the C-terminal half of human Nicotinic Receptor 7.


Quality Control Testing

Evaluated by Western Blotting in Rat brain tissue lysate.Western Blotting Analysis: A 1:500 dilution of this antibody detected Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor 7 in Rat brain tissue lysate.

Target description

Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7 (UniProt: P36544; also known as -Nicotinic Receptor Alpha 7, Nicotinic AChR alpha7) is encoded by the CHRNA7 (also known as NACHRA7) gene (Gene ID: 1139) in human. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are cation-selective, ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast neurotransmission. They are distributed at the post-synaptic membrane of muscle cells. A similar neuronal-type ACh receptor is also found in the central nervous system and is involved in a wide range of physiological and pathological functions. They are assembled either as homo-pentamers of 7, 8, and 9 or hetero-pentamers of 2 6 in combination with β2 β4 or 9 with 10 subunits. They regulate the flow of sodium, potassium, and calcium ions across the cell membrane. The binding of ligands to these receptors triggers a tertiary conformational transition of neuronal AChRs among functionally distinct resting, open, and desensitized states. Nicotinic AChR 7 is a multi-pass, homopentameric, membrane glycoprotein that is synthesized with a signal peptide (aa 1-22), which is subsequently cleaved off to produce the mature protein that contains an extracellular domain (aa 23-230), four transmembrane domains (aa 231-255; 262-280; 296-317; and 470-490), and one cytoplasmic domain (aa 318-469). (Ref.: Ho, TN., et al. (2020). Front. Neurosci. 14; 609005; Unwin, N. (2013). Q. Rev. Biophys. 46(4); 283-322).


Replaces: AB5637

Physical form

Purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in buffer containing 0.02 M phosphate buffer, pH 7.6, 0.25 M NaCl, and 0.1% sodium azide.

Storage and Stability

Recommended storage: +2°C to +8°C.

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.

Legal Information

CHEMICON is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids




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