|Other Names||Acetylserotonin O-methyltransferase, Hydroxyindole O-methyltransferase, HIOMT, ASMT|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Isoform 1 catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group onto N-acetylserotonin, producing melatonin (N-acetyl-5- methoxytryptamine). Isoform 2 and isoform 3 lack enzyme activity.|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in the pineal gland (at protein level). In the retina, very low expression is found at the mRNA level (PubMed:7989373), and not at the protein level (PubMed:8574683).|
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ASMT belongs to the methyltransferase superfamily, and is located in the pseudoautosomal region (PAR) at the end of the short arms of the X and Y chromosomes. The encoded enzyme catalyzes the final reaction in the synthesis of melatonin, and is abundant in the pineal gland.
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