Key features and details
- Rabbit polyclonal to RPE65
- Suitable for: WB, ICC/IF
- Reacts with: Rat, Human
- Isotype: IgG
Product nameAnti-RPE65 antibody
See all RPE65 primary antibodies
DescriptionRabbit polyclonal to RPE65
Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, ICC/IFmore details
Species reactivityReacts with: Rat, Human
Predicted to work with: Cow, Dog, African green monkey
- WB: Rat brain tissue lysate. ICC/IF: HeLa cells.
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Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Storage bufferpH: 7.40
Constituents: PBS, 50% Glycerol (glycerin, glycerine), 0.03% Proclin 300
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PurityProtein G purified
Purification notesPurity >95%.
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab235950 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|WB||1/500 - 1/5000.|
|ICC/IF||1/50 - 1/200.|
FunctionPlays important roles in the production of 11-cis retinal and in visual pigment regeneration. The soluble form binds vitamin A (all-trans-retinol), making it available for LRAT processing to all-trans-retinyl ester. The membrane form, palmitoylated by LRAT, binds all-trans-retinyl esters, making them available for IMH (isomerohydrolase) processing to all-cis-retinol. The soluble form is regenerated by transferring its palmitoyl groups onto 11-cis-retinol, a reaction catalyzed by LRAT. The enzymatic activity is linearly dependent of the expression levels and membrane association.
Tissue specificityRetinal pigment epithelium specific.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in RPE65 are the cause of Leber congenital amaurosis type 2 (LCA2) [MIM:204100]. LCA designates a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of childhood retinal degenerations, generally inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Affected infants have little or no retinal photoreceptor function as tested by electroretinography. LCA represents the most common genetic cause of congenital visual impairment in infants and children.
Defects in RPE65 are the cause of retinitis pigmentosa type 20 (RP20) [MIM:613794]. RP leads to degeneration of retinal photoreceptor cells. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well. RP20 inheritance is autosomal dominant.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the carotenoid oxygenase family.
modificationsPalmitoylation by LRAT regulates ligand binding specificity; the palmitoylated form (membrane form) specifically binds all-trans-retinyl-palmitate, while the soluble unpalmitoylated form binds all-trans-retinol (vitamin A).
Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Cell membrane. Attached to the membrane by a lipid anchor when palmitoylated (membrane form), soluble when unpalmitoylated.
- Information by UniProt
- All-trans-retinyl-palmitate hydrolase antibody
- LCA 2 antibody
- LCA2 antibody
4% formaldehyde-fixed, 0.2% Triton X-100 permeabilized HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) cells labeling RPE65 (green) using ab235950 at 1/233 dilution in ICC/IF. Counterstained with DAPI (blue).
Cells were blocked in 10% normal Goat Serum. The cells were then incubated with the antibody overnight at 4°C. The secondary antibody was Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG (H+L).
Anti-RPE65 antibody (ab235950) at 1/500 dilution + Rat brain tissue lysate
Goat polyclonal to rabbit IgG at 1/50000 dilution
To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab235950 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.