|Application ||WB, IHC-P, E|
|Calculated MW||35102 Da|
|Antigen Region||242-272 aa|
|Other Names||Pyridoxal kinase, Pyridoxine kinase, PDXK, C21orf124, C21orf97, PKH, PNK|
|Target/Specificity||This PDXK antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 242-272 amino acids from the C-terminal region of human PDXK.|
|Format||Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is prepared by Saturated Ammonium Sulfate (SAS) precipitation followed by dialysis against PBS.|
|Precautions||PDXK Antibody (C-term) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Synonyms||C21orf124, C21orf97, PKH, PNK|
|Function||Required for synthesis of pyridoxal-5-phosphate from vitamin B6.|
|Tissue Location||Ubiquitous. Isoform 3 is detected in adult testis and spermatozoa|
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Pyridoxal kinase (PDXK) converts vitamin B6 to pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP), an essential cofactor in the intermediate metabolism of amino acids and neurotransmitters. The PDXK gene encodes a 312-amino acid polypeptide, and expression of the cDNA reveals pyridoxal kinase activity. Northern blot analysis revealed that a major 1.5-kb PDXK transcript is expressed in all tissues tested. The expression of PDXK shows circadian oscillations. The expression of Pdxk in mouse liver and brain is regulated by the 3 PAR bZIP transcription factors, Dbp, Hlf, and Tef, which also show circadian oscillations in expression. Mice devoid of all 3 transcription factors show decreased levels of brain PLP, serotonin, and dopamine, and are highly susceptible to frequently lethal generalized spontaneous and audiogenic epilepsies.
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