SULT2B1 (Sulfotransferase 2B1; also ST2B1b and alcohol sulfotransferase) is a 45-48kD member of the sulfotransferase 1 family of enzymes. SULT2B1 is widely expressed, being found in platelets, stratum granulosum keratinocytes, breast and prostatic epithelium, and syncytiotrophoblast cells. SULT2B1 catalyzes the sulfonation of DHEA, a precursor for sex steroids, and cholesterol, which supports stratification of the epidermis. Human SULT2B1 is 365aa in length. There are PAPS binding sites between aa70-75 and 147-155, a myristoylation motif between aa255-259, and a Pro-rich region between aa305-364 that may extend enzyme half-life. There is one 43kD splice form (ST2B1a) that shows an eight aa substitution for aa1-23. It is expressed in fetal brain and generates pregnenolone sulfate, a steroid that modulates neurotransmitters. Full-length human SULT2B1b shares only 71% aa identity with mouse SULT2B1.
Suitable for use in ELISA, Western Blot and Immunoprecipitation. Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20 degrees C. Stable for 12 months at -20 degrees C. Reconstitute with PBS. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.