|Application ||WB, IHC, IP|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat, Hamster, Monkey|
|Calculated MW||36033 Da|
|Application & Usage||Western blotting (0.5-4 µg/ml), in immunoprecipitation (20 µg/ml) and Immunohistochemistry (20 µg/ml, frozen section tested). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually. The antibody recognizes ~36 kDa Heme-Oxygenase-2 of human, mouse, rat, hamster, and monkey origins. Blocking peptide is available separately. |
|Other Names||Heme oxygenase 2, HO-2, 18.104.22.168, HMOX2, HO2|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA, and 0.01% thimerosal.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||-20 °C|
|Precautions||Heme Oxygenase-2 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Heme oxygenase cleaves the heme ring at the alpha methene bridge to form biliverdin. Biliverdin is subsequently converted to bilirubin by biliverdin reductase. Under physiological conditions, the activity of heme oxygenase is highest in the spleen, where senescent erythrocytes are sequestrated and destroyed. Heme oxygenase 2 could be implicated in the production of carbon monoxide in brain where it could act as a neurotransmitter.|
|Cellular Location||Microsome. Endoplasmic reticulum.|
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Heme oxygenase (HO) is a microsomal enzyme that oxidatively cleaves heme, a pro-oxidant, into carbon monoxide and biliverdin. Two heme oxygenase isozymes, termed HO-1 and HO-2, have been identified so far. At the amino acid level, HO-1 and HO-2 are 42% homologous. However, each isozyme is evolutionary highly conserved. HO-1 is the inducible form of the enzyme and is therefore also referred to as stress protein Hsp32. Expression of HO-1 can be induced by a variety of stimuli such as heme, metals, hormones, UV radiation and sulfhydryl depleting agents. In contrast, HO-2 is the constituitive form of the enzyme. It is not inducible by exogeneous stimuli and HO-2 is the most prevalent form in most tissues, except the spleen where HO-1 levels are predominant under normal conditions.
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