The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Application notesIHC-P: Use Neat for 30 min at room temperature. Staining of formalin fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0 for 10 min followed by cooling at room temperature for 20 min.
Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
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.