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Purified Mouse Anti-Rat Tyrosine Hydroxylase
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BD Pharmingen™
Rat (QC Testing)
Mouse IgG1
Tyrosine hydroxylase purified from the PC12 rat pheochromocytoma cell line
Western blot (Routinely Tested), Immunohistochemistry-frozen (Tested During Development), Electron microscopy (Reported)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.

Recommended Assay Procedures

Applications include immunohistochemistry of paraformaldehye-fixed, frozen (1 µg/ml) or vibratome tissue sections (0.1-1.0 µg/ml), western blot, and immunoelectron microscopy.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  3. Sodium azide is a reversible inhibitor of oxidative metabolism; therefore, antibody preparations containing this preservative agent must not be used in cell cultures nor injected into animals. Sodium azide may be removed by washing stained cells or plate-bound antibody or dialyzing soluble antibody in sodium azide-free buffer. Since endotoxin may also affect the results of functional studies, we recommend the NA/LE (No Azide/Low Endotoxin) antibody format, if available, for in vitro and in vivo use.
  4. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  5. Please refer to for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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The catecholamine neurotranmitters-dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline-are involved in multiple physiological processes and neurological disorders. These three transmitters are synthesized from the amino acid tyrosine in a common pathway that uses five enzymes: tyrosine hydroxylase, aromatic amino acid decarboxylase, dopamine β hydroxylase, pteridine reductase, phenylethanolamine-N-methyl transferase. Tyrosine hydroxylase is the rate-limiting enzyme in catecholamine synthesis. It converts tyrosine to L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), which is then further converted to give rise to dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline. Antibodies against these biosynthetic enzymes have been widely used in the immunohistochemical analysis of catecholaminergic neurons. TOH A1 specifically reacts with rat tyrosine hydroxylase and can be used to identify tyrosine hydroxylase containing catecholaminergic neurons in rat brain.

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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Citations & References
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Development References (2)

  1. Schwartz HH. Chemical messengers: Small molecules and peptides. In: Kandel ER, Schwartz JH, Jessel TM, ed. Principles of Neural Science. New York: Elseviers; 1991:213-224.
  2. Semenenko FM, Cuello AC, Goldstein M, Lee KY, Sidebottom E. A monoclonal antibody against tyrosine hydroxylase: application in light and electron microscopy. J Histochem Cytochem. 1986; 34(6):817-821. (Biology). View Reference
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