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.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4°C for short-term only. For long-term storage, store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20°C. 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.
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|Synthetic peptide from N-terminal region of Human DOPA Decarboxylase (DDCH), conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH).|
|Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.|
|10 mM HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 0.1 mg per ml BSA and 50% glycerol|
|Specific immunolabeling of the ~55kDa DDC protein. Species Crossreactivity: This antibody works in bovine, canine, human, sheep, guinea pig, porcine, and rat adrenal medulla.|
|Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.|
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