Our Anti-ChAT (Choline Acetyltransferase) primary antibody from PhosphoSolutions is rabbit polyclonal. It detects chicken, guinea pig, human, mouse, non-human primate, and rat ChAT and is neat serum. It is great for use in WB, IHC.
Western blot of rat hippocampal lysate showing specific immunolabeling of the ~68/70 kDa ChAT.
Anti-ChAT (Choline Acetyltransferase) Antibody
Choline acetyltransferase is a neuronal enzyme which catalyzes the reaction between Acetyl CoA and choline resulting in the formation of acetylcholine. It is therefore found primarily in cholinergic neurons making it a valuable marker for diseases associated with decreased cholinergic function such as Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Down syndrome (Holt et al. 1999). Decreased choline acetyltransferase activity in particular has been shown in Schizophrenic subjects (Karson et al 1993). It has furthermore been demonstrated that in patients with AD, there are significantly lower levels of cortical ChAT that correlate with severity of the disease as measured by loss of neuropsychological function (Baskin et al. 1999).
Native choline acetyltransferase purified from human placenta.
Chicken, Guinea Pig, Human, Mouse, Non-Human Primate, Rat
Recommended that the undiluted antibody be aliquoted into smaller working volumes (10-30 uL/vial depending on usage) upon arrival and stored long term at -20° C or -80° C, while keeping a working aliquot stored at 4° C for short term. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles. Stable for at least 1 year.
Specific for endogenous levels of the ~70 kDa choline acetyltransferase protein.
Western blots performed on each lot.
For research use only. Not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Use of all products is subject to our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on our website.
After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.
Karson CN, Casanova MF, Kleinman JE, Griffin WS (1993) Choline acetyltransferase in schizophrenia. Am. J.Psychiatry 150:454-459. PMID: 8434662
Holt DJ, Herman MM, Hyde TM, Kleinman JE, Cinton CM, German DC, Hersh LB, Greybiel AM, Saper CB (1999) Evidence for a deficit in cholinergic interneurons in the striatum in schizophrenia. Neuroscience 94(1):21-31.PMID: 10613493
Baskin DS, Browning JL, Pirozzolo FJ, Korporaal S, Baskin JA, Appel SH (1999) Brain choline acetyltransferase and mental function in Alzheimer disease. Arch Neurol. 56:1121-1123. PMID: 10488813
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