The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
FunctionCatalyzes the O-methylation, and thereby the inactivation, of catecholamine neurotransmitters and catechol hormones. Also shortens the biological half-lives of certain neuroactive drugs, like L-DOPA, alpha-methyl DOPA and isoproterenol.
Tissue specificityBrain, liver, placenta, lymphocytes and erythrocytes.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the mammalian catechol-O-methyltransferase family.
Post-translational modificationsThe N-terminus is blocked.