|Calculated MW||30 24(R&D 25 and 30 kDa)|
|Antigen Region||84-110 aa|
|Other Names||Catechol O-methyltransferase, COMT|
|Format||Rabbit IgG in phosphate buffered saline (without Mg2+ and Ca2+), pH 7.4, 150mM NaCl, 0.02% sodium azide and 50% glycerol.|
|Function||Catalyzes the O-methylation, and thereby the inactivation, of catecholamine neurotransmitters and catechol hormones. Also shortens the biological half-lives of certain neuroactive drugs, like L-DOPA, alpha-methyl DOPA and isoproterenol.|
|Cellular Location||Isoform Soluble: Cytoplasm.|
|Tissue Location||Brain, liver, placenta, lymphocytes and erythrocytes|
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Catalyzes the O-methylation, and thereby the inactivation, of catecholamine neurotransmitters and catechol hormones. Also shortens the biological half-lives of certain neuroactive drugs, like L-DOPA, alpha-methyl DOPA and isoproterenol.
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Collins J.E.,et al.Genome Biol. 5:R84.1-R84.11(2004).
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