Immunofluorescent analysis of SCD1 in 3T3-L1 cells using a SCD1 polyclonal antibody (Product # PA5-17331) (red) showing cytoplasmic localization in differentiated cells. Lipid droplets have been labeled with a BODIPY fluorescent dye (green). DNA is labeled using a fluorescent blue dye.
|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding M38 of human SCD1|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||0.01M HEPES, pH 7.5, with 0.15M NaCl, 100µg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Western Blot (WB)||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.
It is not recommended to aliquot this antibody.
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD; EC 220.127.116.11) is an iron-containing enzyme that catalyzes a rate-limiting step in the synthesis of unsaturated fatty acids. The principal product of SCD is oleic acid, which is formed by desaturation of stearic acid. The ratio of stearic acid to oleic acid has been implicated in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation through effects on cell membrane fluidity and signal transduction. Four SCD isoforms, Scd1 through Scd4, have been identified in mouse. In contrast, only 2 SCD isoforms, SCD1 and SCD5, have been identified in human. SCD1 shares about 85% amino acid identity with all 4 mouse SCD isoforms, as well as with rat Scd1 and Scd2. In contrast, SCD5 shares limited homology with the rodent SCDs and appears to be unique to primates (Zhang et al. (1999); Wang et al., 2005).
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