This HSD3B1 antibody is useful for Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry on paraffin-embedded sections and frozen sections. There has been negative feedback with the use of this antibody in Western blot.
3A-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD3B) is a bifunctional enzyme from 3-beta-HSD family that catalyzes the oxidative conversion of delta(5)-ene-3-beta-hydroxy steroid as well as ketosteroids, and is essential for the biosynthesis of all classes of hormonal steroids. HSD3B catalyzes the transformation of pregnenolone to progesterone, 17-alpha-hydroxypregnenolone to 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone, DHEA to 4-androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone to 5-alpha-androstane-3 beta,17 beta-diol, dehydroepiandrosterone to androstenedione and 5-alpha-androstan-3 beta,17 beta-diol to 5-alpha-dihydrotestosteron. HSD3B is highly expressed in placenta, skin, mammary tissues etc and localize to ER/mitochondrion membranes as single-pass membrane protein wherein it plays critical role in lipid metabolism as well as steroid biosynthesis pathways. Among its different isoforms, HSD3B1 is abundantly expressed in human placenta and is implicated progesterone biosynthesis for the maintenance of pregnancy. HSD3B1 polymorphism has been linked to prostate cancer susceptibility, an increased risk of benign prostate hyperplasia, and essential hypertension.
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FAQs for HSD3B1 (2)
In the immunohistochemistry paraffin section protocol....the PBS buffer....should it be at certain pH?
For IHC application, different labs cites the pH of PBS buffer in the range of 7.1 - 7.6 but most commonly used pH is pH 7.4 (this is what we use in our lab). You may use this PBS (pH 7.4) for making permeablization buffer, antibody diluent buffers and for making wash buffer. For more on the protocol that we use in our lab and for IHC-P troubleshooting suggestions, you may visit: IHC-P Protocol and IHC-P Troubleshooting.
I was wondering what does Format 7C mean as far as anitbodies go?
7C is a fluorophore - it is useful for FLOW. The details of the fluor are (A=425, E=500)