Target Protein: SRD5A1
Immunogen Range: 101-200/259
Source: KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from human SRD5A1
Purification: Purified by Protein A.
Storage Buffer: Aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide.
Storage Condition: Store at -20°C for 12 months..
Background: Steroid 5a-Reductase is an important enzyme in androgen physiology because it catalyzes the conversion of testosterone into the more potent 5a-dihydro-testosterone, which mediates androgen effects on target tissues. The enzyme exists as two isoforms: type 1, which is expressed mainly in the skin; and type 2, which is expressed mainly in the prostate. In cultured human skin cells, 5a-Reductase 1 shows heterogeneity of protein, and has different levels of transcriptional and translational expression. 5a-Reductase 1 is expressed in all portions of the hair follicle, whereas 5a-Reductase 2 is expressed only in mesenchymal portions. In addition, 5a-Reductase 1 is mainly expressed in human breast carcinoma and may play a role in the in situ production and actions of the potent androgen 5a-dihydrotestosterone, including inhibition of cancer cell proliferation in hormone-dependent human breast carcinoma. The 5a-Reductase-3a-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase complex is present in the human brain, suggesting that the complex may be involved in the synthesis of neuroactive steroids or the catabolism of neurotoxic steroids.
Cross Reactive Species: Human
Predicted Cross Reactive Species:
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