Technical Data
C7851-71A
COMT (Catechol-O-methyltransferase)
Description:
Catechol-O-methyltransferase catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group from S-adenosylmethionine to catecholamines, including the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. This O-methylation results in one of the major degradative pathways of the catecholamine transmitters. In addition to its role in the metabolism of endogenous substances, COMT is important in the metabolism of catechol drugs used in the treatment of hypertension, asthma, and Parkinson disease. COMT is found in two forms in tissues, a soluble form (S-COMT) and a membrane-bound form (MB-COMT). The differences between S-COMT and MB-COMT reside within the N-termini. The transcript variants are formed through the use of alternative translation initiation sites and promoters.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:64,000
Western Blot: 0.03-0.1ug/ml, observed in human testis lysates on ~28kD and faint on ~25kD bands
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanGoat
Concentration:
~0.5mg/ml
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to C-QDIIPQLKKKYDVD, from human COMT, at the internal region of the protein (NP_000745.1, NP_009294.1).
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in Tris saline, 0.02% sodium azide, pH 7.3, 0.5% BSA.
Specificity:
Recognizes human COMT.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.