|Other Names||7-alpha-hydroxycholest-4-en-3-one 12-alpha-hydroxylase, 7-alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one 12-alpha-hydroxylase, CYPVIIIB1, Cytochrome P450 8B1, Sterol 12-alpha-hydroxylase, CYP8B1, CYP12|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP8787a was selected from the N-term region of human CYP8B1. A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.|
|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||Involved in bile acid synthesis and is responsible for the conversion of 7 alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one into 7 alpha, 12 alpha-dihydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one. Responsible for the balance between formation of cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid. Has a rather broad substrate specificity including a number of 7-alpha- hydroxylated C27 steroids.|
|Cellular Location||Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Single-pass membrane protein. Microsome membrane; Single-pass membrane protein|
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CYP8B1 is a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. This endoplasmic reticulum membrane protein catalyzes the conversion of 7 alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one into 7-alpha,12-alpha-dihydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one. The balance between these two steroids determines the relative amounts of cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid both of which are secreted in the bile and affect the solubility of cholesterol. This gene is unique among the cytochrome P450 genes in that it is intronless.
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