The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 38 kDa. Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
FunctionAcyltransferase that predominantly esterify long chain (wax) alcohols with acyl-CoA-derived fatty acids to produce wax esters. Wax esters are enriched in sebum, suggesting that it plays a central role in lipid metabolism in skin. Has a preference for arachidyl alcohol as well as decyl alcohol, demonstrating its relatively poor activity using saturated long chain alcohols (C16, C18, and C20).
Tissue specificityPredominantly expressed in skin, where it is limited to the sebaceous gland. Expressed in more mature, centrally located cells just before their rupture and sebum release. Also expressed in all tissues except spleen. Expressed at higher level in thymus, prostate and testis.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the diacylglycerol acyltransferase family.