|Application ||WB, IHC-P, IF, E|
|Other Accession||NP_000781, 4503281|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Calculated MW||Predicted: 53 kDa |
Observed: 50 kDa
|Application Notes||DDC antibody can be used for detection of DDC by Western blot at 1 - 2 µg/ml.|
|Target/Specificity||DDC; DDC antibody is human, mouse and rat reactive.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||DDC antibody can be stored at 4℃ for three months and -20℃, stable for up to one year.|
|Precautions||DDC Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Catalyzes the decarboxylation of L-3,4- dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) to dopamine, L-5-hydroxytryptophan to serotonin and L-tryptophan to tryptamine.|
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Provided below are standard protocols that you may find useful for product applications.
DOPA decarboxylase (DDC) belongs to the group II decarboxylase family of proteins (1). It is an important protein in the catecholamine biosynthesis pathway. DDC catalyzes the second reaction in the biosynthesis of catecholamines, trace amines and serotonin (1,2). It can form a homodimer and is expressed in the central nervous system (2). DDC can be used as markers for dopaminergic, noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons in a variety of applications including depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, neuroendocrine tumors and drug abuse (3,4). Defects in DDC gene may cause the autosomal recessive disorder AADC deficiency (4).
Berry MD, Juorio AV, Li XM, et al. Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase: a neglected and misunderstood enzyme. Neurochem. Res. 1996; 21:1075-87.
Sumi-Ichinose C, Ichinose H, Takahashi E, et al. Molecular cloning of genomic DNA and chromosomal assignment of the gene for human aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase, the enzyme for catecholamine and Serotonin biosynthesis. Biochemistry 1992; 31:2229-38.
Haycock JW, Becker L, Ang L, et al. Marked disparity between age-related changes in dopamine and other presynaptic dopaminergic markers in human striatum. J. Neurochem. 2003; 87:574-85.
Chang YT, Sharma R, Marsh JL, et al. Levodopa-responsive aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency. Ann. Neurol. 2004; 55:435-8.
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