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|Application ||WB, IHC-P, E|
|Calculated MW||73503 Da|
|Antigen Region||586-614 aa|
|Other Names||Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 protein homolog, STRA6|
|Target/Specificity||This STRA6 antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 586-614 amino acids from the C-terminal region of human STRA6.|
|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||STRA6 Antibody (C-term) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||May act as a high-affinity cell-surface receptor for the complex retinol-retinol binding protein (RBP/RBP4). Acts by removing retinol from RBP/RBP4 and transports it across the plasma membrane, where it can be metabolized. This mechanism does not depend on endocytosis. Binds to RBP/RBP4 with high affinity. Increases cellular retinol uptake from the retinol-RBP complex (By similarity).|
|Cellular Location||Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein|
|Tissue Location||Broad expression. In adult eye expressed in sclera, retina, retinal pigment epithelium, and trabecular meshwork but not in choroid and iris|
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STRA6 is a membrane protein involved in the metabolism of retinol. The encoded protein acts as a receptor for retinol/retinol binding protein complexes. This protein removes the retinol from the complex and transports it across the cell membrane. Defects in this gene are a cause of syndromic microphthalmia type 9 (MCOPS9).
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Isken, A., et al. Cell Metab. 7(3):258-268(2008)
White, T., et al. Mol. Vis. 14, 2458-2465 (2008)
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