|Calculated MW||29574 Da|
|Positive Control||Western Blot: Recombinant protein|
|Application & Usage||Western blot: 1-4 µg/ml.|
|Other Names||Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) of antibody in PBS pH 7.2 containing 0.01 % BSA, 0.01 % thimerosal, and 50 % glycerol.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||-20 °C|
|Precautions||NNMT Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Catalyzes the N-methylation of nicotinamide and other pyridines to form pyridinium ions. This activity is important for biotransformation of many drugs and xenobiotic compounds.|
|Tissue Location||Predominantly expressed in the liver. A lower expression is seen in the kidney, lung, skeletal muscle, placenta and heart. Not detected in the brain or pancreas|
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N-methylation is one method by which drug and other xenobiotic compounds are metabolized by the liver. NNMT is an important cytosolic methyltransferase catalyzing the N-methylation of nicotinamide, pyridines and structural analogs, playing a crucial role in the biotransformation and detoxification of many xenobiotic compounds. In the N-methylation process, NNMT uses S-adenosyl methionine as the methyl donor and nicotinamide as methyl acceptor. NNMT is mostly expressed in the liver, and a lower expression is seen in the kidney, lung, skeletal muscle, placenta and heart. It may also play an important role in regulating biological processes related to N-methyl nicotinamide such as anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, vasoprotective, and gastroprotective properties. Increased NNMT activity was reported in many kinds of tumors. NNMT is a potential biomarker and therapeutic target in cancer diagnosis and treatment. NNMT serum levels have significance in the premature detection and in the management of patients with colorectal cancer.
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