COX proteins are membrane-associated heme proteins that have cyclooxygenase and peroxidase activities. These enzymes are targets of NSAID (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin. Prostaglandins (PGs) formed by the enzymatic activity of COX-1 are primarily involved in the regulation of homeostatic functions throughout the body, whereas PGs formed by COX-2 primarily mediate pain, fever, and inflammation. COX-1 is constitutively expressed, with particularly high expression in gastrointestinal tissues. COX-2 is induced by cytokines and mitogens and is likely to play a role in inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 0.5-4ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.