Technical Data
COX 2 (Cyclooxygenase 2, PGHS 2, Prostaglandin Endoperoxide Synthase 2, PHS 2) (FITC)
Cyclooxygenase catalyzes the first step in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and prostacyclins: the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandin H2. Recent discoveries of the induction of cyclooxygenase biosynthesis by a variety of stimuli such as phorbol esters, lipopolysaccharides, and cytokines led to the hypothesis that the inducible form of cyclooxygenase, COX-2, is responsible for the biosynthesis of prostaglandins under acute inflammatory conditions. COX-2 is a 72 kDa protein which has been cloned from a variety of species including human, mouse, rat, and sheep.

Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry and Immunocytochemistry. Not recommended for Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Flow Cytometry: Use 1ug antibody per 10e6 cells
Immunocytochemistry: 2-5ug/ml
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 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. FITC conjugates are sensitive to light.
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Synthetic peptide corresponding to aa580-599, NASSSRSGLDDINPTVLLKE of human COX-2. Species sequence homology: bovine and canine.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 4mg/ml BSA, 0.02% sodium azide, 50% glycerol. Labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC).
Recognizes human COX-2. Species crossreactivity: sheep. Does not cross-react with mouse, rat, and rabbit COX-2 or COX-1 (all species).
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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