Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
0.75 mg/ml (Please refer to the vial label for the specific concentration.)
Synthetic peptide: GAAVLRRLCKRSDVLLEPFR , corresponding to amino acids 62-81 of Human AMACR.
Immunogen affinity purified
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
Alpha-methyacyl-CoA racemase (AMCR), is an enzyme invloved in beta oxidation of branched chain fatty acids and bile salt intermediates, and has recently been identified as a neomarker for prostate cancer, where it is over expressed. Several different isoforms have been reported that are produced either by extensinve alternatve splicing of 5 exons or by use of alternate initiation codons. At least 2 different transcripts, each derived from the 5 exons, have been reported, AMCR I and AMCR II. AMCR I is the most abundant form and enclodes for a 382 amino acid protein (42kDa). The other isoform AMCR II exhibits significnat homolgy to fumerate hydratase and encoes a 288 amino acid protein (32 kDa). Several other variants of IA and IIA isoforms are charcterized recently. The variants lack exon 3 and are designated as IB and IIB. In prostate tumor tissues that over express AMCR, both the A and B forms are over-expressed.