The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
1/50. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
FunctionDopamine receptor whose activity is mediated by G proteins which activate adenylyl cyclase.
Tissue specificityNeuron-specific, localized primarily within limbic regions of the brain.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in DRD5 are a cause of benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) [MIM:606798]. BEB is a primary focal dystonia affecting the orbicularis oculi muscles. Dystonia is defined by the presence of sustained involuntary muscle contraction, often leading to abnormal postures. BEB usually begins in middle age. Initial symptoms include eye irritation and frequent blinking, progressing to involuntary spasms of eyelid closure. Patients have normal eyes. The visual disturbance is due solely to the forced closure of the eyelids. In severe cases, this can lead to functional blindness.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family.
ICC/IF image of ab32620 stained SKNSH cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab32620, 5µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899 Dylight 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.
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