|Application ||WB, E|
|Other Accession||Q80SX5, NP_835454.1|
|Calculated MW||62236 Da|
|Antigen Region||336-363 aa|
|Other Names||Otopetrin-2, OTOP2|
|Target/Specificity||This OTOP2 antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 336-363 amino acids from the Central region of human OTOP2.|
|Format||Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is purified through a protein A column, followed by peptide affinity purification.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||OTOP2 Antibody (Center) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Cellular Location||Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein|
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Otopetrins are multi-transmembrane domain proteins that share conserved gene and protein structure and are possibly involved in the formation of otoconia and otoliths. Located in the utricle and saccule of the inner ear, otoconia are complex calcium carbonate biominerals that are required for the normal sensation of gravity and linear acceleration. Vertigo and loss of balance may be attributed to degeneration of displacement of otoconia. The otopetrin family consists of three proteins, OTOP1, OTOP2 and OTOP3. These proteins have 12 putative transmembrane domains that are clustered into three otopetrin domains (OD-I, II and III). OTOP1 was the first described member of the Otopetrin family. Mutations of OTOP1 leads to absence of otoconia or otoliths, though inner ear development is normal. OTOP2 and OTOP3 share significant structural similarity with OTOP1 and may also play a role in the formation of mineralized structures.
Hurle, B., et al. Hum. Mol. Genet. 12(7):777-789(2003)
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