DOPA Decarboxylase (aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase, AADC; DDC) catalyzes the second reaction in the biosynthesis of catecholamines and serotonin (Waymire and Haycock, 2002; Berry et al., 1996; Haycock et al., 2003). It is also involved in the biosynthesis of trace amines. DDC antibodies can therefore be used as markers for dopaminergic, noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons in a variety of applications including depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and drug abuse (Kish et al., 2001; Zhu et al., 2000; Zhu et al., 1999).
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1:1000
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Bovine adrenal medulla lysate
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
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|SDS denatured recombinant bovine DOPA Decarboxylase (DDC) expressed in E. coli and purified from inclusion bodies.|
|Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.|
|Supplied as a liquid 10mM HEPES, pH 7.5, 150mM sodium chloride, 100ug per ml BSA, 50% glycerol.|
|Recognizes human DOPA Decarboxylase. Species crossreactivity: bovine, canine, porcine and rat.|
|Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.|
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