A synthetic peptide from human Rhodopsin conjugated to blue carrier protein was used as the antigen. The peptide is homologous in mouse and rat.
Rhodopsin, opsin-2, RHO, OPN2, RP4
FUNCTION: Photoreceptor required for image-forming vision at low light intensity. Required for photoreceptor cell viability after birth. Light-induced isomerization of 11-cis to all-trans retinal triggers a conformational change leading to G-protein activation and release of all-trans retinal.
Absorption: Abs(max)=495 nm;
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.
TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Rod shaped photoreceptor cells which mediates vision in dim light.
PTM: Phosphorylated on some or all of the serine and threonine residues present in the C-terminal region.
DISEASE: Defects in RHO are the cause of retinitis pigmentosa type 4 (RP4). RP leads to degeneration of retinal photoreceptor cells. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well. RP4 inheritance is autosomal dominant.
DISEASE: Defects in RHO are a cause of retinitis pigmentosa autosomal recessive (ARRP).
DISEASE: Defects in RHO are a cause of autosomal dominant congenital stationary night blindness 1 (CSNBAD1); also known as rhodopsin-related congenital stationary night blindness. Congenital stationary night blindness is a nonprogressive retinal disorder characterized by impaired night vision and ocular symptoms such as myopia, hyperopia, nystagmus and reduced visual acuity.
Maintain the lyophilised/reconstituted antibodies frozen at -20C for long term storage and refrigerated at 2-8C for a shorter term. When reconstituting, glycerol (1:1) may be added for an additional stability. Avoid freeze and thaw cycles.
12 months after reconstitution
This item will be shipped to you at ambient temperature in a lyophilised form.
1. Nathans J, et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 81:4851-4855(1984).
For research use only
NZ white rabbit
Polyclonal, whole serum
IHC, WB. A dilution of 1:500 is recommended for IHC-P and 1:1000 for WB. The optimal dilution should be determined by the end user. Not yet tested in other applications.
Specific for Rhodopsin.
Human, mouse, rat, marmoset. Other species not yet tested.
Reconstitute in 100 ul of sterile water. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.