|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to the 148-193 of human LRAT|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 50% glycerol|
|Contains||0.1% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||1:500-1:1000|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
This antibody detects endogenous protein at a molecular weight of 25 kDa (monomer) and 50 kDa (dimer).
Purity is >95% by SDS-PAGE.
Lecithin retinol acyltransferase (LRAT) is a membrane bound enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of an acyl group from the sn-1 position of lecithin to vitamin A which generates all-trans-retinyl esters (tREs) in the liver, some extrahepatic tissues, such as the lung, and retinal pigmented epithelium. LRAT can also exchange palmitoyl groups between RPE65, a tRE binding protein essential for vision, and tREs, which is important for the operation of the visual pathway. LRAT is essential for the dietary mobilization, transport, and storage of vitamin A as well as the synthesis of the visual pigment chromophore. LRAT monomers interact in membranes to form homodimers through disulfide bond formation. A loss of LRAT correlates with an early onset severe retinal dystrophy and severe retinyl ester deprivation, while a reduction in LRAT expression may be associated with invasive bladder cancer.
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