Technical Data
CYP26B1 (Cytochrome P450 26B1, Cytochrome P450 26A2, Cytochrome P450 Retinoic Acid-inactivating 2, Cytochrome P450RAI-2, Retinoic Acid-metabolizing Cytochrome, CYP26A2, P450RAI2)
Involved in retinoic acid metabolism by oxidizing retinoic acid into inactive metabolite and is essential for postnatal survival and germ cell development. Involved in the specific inactivation of all-trans-retinoic acid (RA). Responsible for generation of several hydroxylated forms of RA, including 4-OH-RA, 4-oxo-RA, and 18-OH-RA. Has a preferred activity toward the following substrates: all-trans-RA > 9-cis-RA > 13-cis-RA. Plays a central role in germ cell development: acts by degrading RA in the developing testis, preventing STRA8 expression, thereby leading to delay meiosis. Required for the maintenance of the undifferentiated state of male germ cells during embryonic development in Sertoli cells to arrest male germ cells in the G0 phase of the cell cycle and prevent them from entering meiosis.

Suitable for use in ELISA, Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:128,000
Western Blot: 0.1ug/ml
Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin): 4-6ug/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 at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
PabIgGAffinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanGoat
Synthetic peptide corresponding to C-SQARSEDKDGRFH, from human CYP26B1, at the internal region of the protein (NP_063938.1).
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in Tris saline, 0.02% sodium azide, pH 7.3, 0.5% BSA.
Recognizes human CYP26B1. Species Crossreactivity: mouse. Species sequence homology: Canine and rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Bowles J, Knight D, Smith C, Wilhelm D, Richman J, Mamiya S, Yashiro K, Chawengsaksophak K, Wilson MJ, Rossant J, Hamada H, Koopman P. Retinoid signaling determines germ cell fate in mice. Science. 2006 Apr 28;312(5773):596-600. Epub 2006 Mar 30.