|Calculated MW||75 KDa|
|Other Names||Dopamine beta-hydroxylase, Dopamine beta-monooxygenase, Soluble dopamine beta-hydroxylase, DBH|
|Target/Specificity||Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues from the N-terminal region conjugated to KLH.|
|Format||Prepared from sheep serum by affinity purification using a Sulfo-Link® column matrix to which the peptide immunogen was coupled|
|Antibody Specificity||Specific for the ~75k DBH protein in Western blots.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Dopamine β-Hydroxylase, N-Terminus, Human Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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DBH catalyzes the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine and serves as a marker of noradrenergic cells. DBH antibodies and antibodies for other markers of catecholamine biosynthesis are widely used as markers for dopaminergic and noradrenergic 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). The expression of DBH is also elevated during stress (Sabban and Kvetnansky, 2001).
Kish SJ, Kalasinsky KS, Derkach P, Schmunk GA, Guttman M, Ang L, Adams V, Furukawa Y, Haycock JW (2001) Striatal dopaminergic and serotonergic markers in human heroin users. Neuropsychopharmacology 24:561-567.
Sabban EL, Kvetnansky R (2001) Stress-triggered activation of gene expression in catecholaminergic systems: dynamics of transcriptional events. Trends Neurosci 24:91-98.
Zhu MY, Klimek V, Haycock JW, Ordway GA (2000) Quantitation of tyrosine hydroxylase protein in the locus coeruleus from postmortem human brain. J Neurosci Meth 99:37-44.
Zhu MY, Klimek V, Dilley GE, Haycock JW, Stockmeier C, Overholser JC, Meltzer HY, Ordway GA (1999) Elevated levels of tyrosine hydroxylase in the locus coeruleus in major depression. Biol Psychiatry 46:1275-1286.
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