Insulin Receptor Alpha [INSR/2277R]



The insulin receptor (INSR) is a heterodimeric protein complex that has an intracellular subunit, which is disulfide-linked to a transmembrane segment. The insulin ligand binds to the INSR and initiates molecular signaling pathways that promote glucose uptake in cells and glycogen synthesis. Insulin binding to INSR induces phosphorylation of intra-cellular tyrosine kinase domains and recruitment of multiple SH2 and SH3 domain-containing intracellular proteins that serve as signaling intermediates for pleiotropic effects of insulin. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition of the endocrine pancreas that results in destruction of insulin secreting cells and a progressive loss in insulin-sensitive glucose uptake by cells.

Product Properties & Targets

Species Reactivity
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Gene Name
Mol. Weight of Antigen
Recombinant fragment of extracellular domain of human Insulin Receptor alpha (exact sequence is proprietary)

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Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions

  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin-fixed) (1-2ug/ml for 30 minutes at RT)(Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95&degC followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes)
  • Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.

Key References

  • Soos MA, Siddle K, Baron MD, Heward JM, Luzio JP, Bellatin J, Lennox ES. Monoclonal antibodies reacting with multiple epitopes on the human insulin receptor. Biochem J. 1986 Apr 1;235(1):199-208.

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Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8°C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80°C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab Purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.

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