Technical Data
COX 2 (Cyclooxygenase 2, PGHS 2, Prostaglandin Endoperoxide Synthase 2, PHS 2)
COX2 (Cyclooxygenase-2) is an inducible enzyme. It is involved in the response of cells to growth factors, tumor promoters, and cytokines that induce its expression. Given its role in synthesizing prostaglandins, COX2 is therefore of interest in studying immune response regulation. COX2 is induced by a wide variety of stimuli and was initially identified as immediate-early growth response gene. In addition, COX2 expression markedly increased in 85-90% of human colorectal adenocarcinoma whereas COX1 levels remain unchanged.

Comments: Excellent for staining of formalin/paraffin embedded tissue.

Epitope: C-terminus.

Immunohistology (Formalin/paraffin): (Ab at 1:100 for 30 min) Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 min.

Positive Control: Lung and colon carcinomas.

Cellular Localization: Cytoplasmic and membrane.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot and add glycerol (40-50%). Store at -20C or colder. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
500ul-20CBlue IceRatRabbit
Not determined
A synthetic peptide from C-terminus of rat COX2.
Culture supernatant
Supplied as a liquid with 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes COX2. Species Crossreactivity: Human, Mouse and Rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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