A recommended positive control is human spleen tissue lysate.
At least two isoforms of ME2 are known to exist; this antibody will detect both isoforms. ME2 antibody is not expected to cross-react with ME1.
ME2 encodes a mitochondrial NAD-dependent malic enzyme, a homotetrameric protein, that catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of malate to pyruvate. It had previously been weakly linked to a syndrome known as Friedreich ataxia that has since been shown to be the result of mutation in a completely different gene. Certain single-nucleotide polymorphism haplotypes of this gene have been shown to increase the risk for idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: malate dehydrogenase; malate dehydrogenase (oxaloacetate-decarboxylating); Malic enzyme 2; malic enzyme 2, NAD(+)-dependent, mitochondrial; NAD-dependent malic enzyme, mitochondrial; NAD-ME; pyruvic-malic carboxylase
Gene Aliases: ME2; ODS1
UniProt ID: (Human) P23368
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 4200
Molecular Function: oxidoreductase