This protein belongs to the aldehyde dehydrogenase family of proteins. The product of this gene is an enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of retinoic acid (RA) from retinaldehyde. Retinoic acid, the active derivative of vitamin A (retinol), is a hormonal signaling molecule that functions in developing and adult tissues. The studies of a similar mouse gene suggest that this enzyme and the cytochrome CYP26A1, concurrently establish local embryonic retinoic acid levels which facilitate posterior organ development and prevent spina bifida. Four transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene.
WB 1:500 - 1:2000
IHC 1:50 - 1:200
Recombinant fusion protein containing a sequence corresponding to amino acids 1-180 of human ALDH1A2 (NP_733797.1).
Western blot analysis of extracts of various cell lines, using ALDH1A2 antibody (144-07503) at 1:1000 dilution.
Secondary antibody: HRP Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG (H+L) at 1:10000 dilution.
Lysates/proteins: 25ug per lane.
Blocking buffer: 3% nonfat dry milk in TBST.
Detection: ECL Basic Kit.
Exposure time: 90s.
Immunohistochemistry of paraffin-embedded rat kidney using ALDH1A2 antibody (144-07503) at dilution of 1:100 (40x lens).
12 months from the date of shipment when stored properly.