|Calculated MW||88 KDa|
|Other Names||Sodium-dependent dopamine transporter, DA transporter, DAT, Solute carrier family 6 member 3, SLC6A3, DAT1|
|Target/Specificity||Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues from the intracellular C-terminal region conjugated to KLH.|
|Format||Prepared from rabbit serum by affinity purification using a SulfoLink® column matrix to which the peptide immunogen was coupled.|
|Antibody Specificity||Specific for the ~88k DAT 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 Transporter, Extracellular Loop 2 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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The dopamine transporter (DAT) is responsible for the reaccumulation of dopamine after it has been released. DAT 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). Levels of DAT protein expression are altered by chronic drug administration (Wilson et al., 1996).
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.
Wilson JM, Kalasinsky KS, Levey AI, Bergeron C, Reiber G, Anthony RM, Schmunk GA, Shannak K, Haycock JW, Kish SJ (1996) Striatal dopamine nerve terminal markers in human, chronic methamphetamine users. Nat Med 2:699-703.
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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