Technical Data
Myeloperoxidase (MPO, pANCA)
MPO is a glycoprotein produced as a single precursor, which is subsequently cleaved into a alpha and beta chain. In human the biologically active MPO is a 150kD tetramer composed of 2 glycosylated alfa chains of 59-64kD and 2 beta chains of 14kD. MPO is stored in azurophilic granules of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and is rapidly released into the phagosome and extracellular space during inflammatory conditions.The enzyme catalyzes the conversion of chloride and hydrogen peroxide to hypochlorite, a potent oxidant, which functions in host defense against microorganisms.
Involvement of MPO has been described in several human diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, airway inflammation, lung cancer, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. A positive correlation between elevated MPO levels in serum and cardiovascular disease suggest an interesting role for MPO as an diagnostic marker, making it possible to identify patients at risk for future cardiac events. Furthermore, there are some autoimmune diseases, in which MPO is targeted by antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies. Studies with MPO-knockout mice have shown an increased susceptibility to pneumonia following intratracheal infections. Moreover, MPO deficient mice are more susceptible to experimental autoimmune encephalitis, a T cell-dependent neuronal disease, and have an increased expression of arteriosclerotic plaques compared to wild-type mice.

Suitable for use in ELISA, Flow Cytometry and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Flow Cytometry: 1:50. Use cell permeabilization method.
Immunohistochemistry (Acetone fixed frozen): 1:50
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Postitive Control: Neutrophils isolated form digested infarcts

Negative Control: Lymphocytes isolated from digested infarcts

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.
MabIgG16A604Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceMouseMouse
Purified, native mouse myeloperoxidase.
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.02% sodium azide.
Recognizes mouse MPO. Species Crossreactivity: rat
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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