BHMT Mouse monoclonal Antibody IgG1
Fig1: Western blot analysis of BHMT on human liver tissue and human kidney tissue lysate using anti-BHMT antibody at 1/1,000 dilution.
Fig2: ICC staining BHMT (green) in SiHa cells. The nuclear counter stain is DAPI (blue). Cells were fixed in paraformaldehyde, permeabilised with 0.25% Triton X100/PBS.
Fig3: ICC staining BHMT (green) in HepG2 cells. The nuclear counter stain is DAPI (blue). Cells were fixed in paraformaldehyde, permeabilised with 0.25% Triton X100/PBS.
Host Species; Species ReactivityMouse; Human, Mouse, Rat
Purification; FormulationProG affinity purified.; 1*TBS (pH7.4), 0.5%BSA, 50%Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.; Liquid form.
ALTnamesBetaine--homocysteine S-methyltransferase 1
BackgroundBetaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT) is a zinc-dependent cytosolic protein that catalyzes the conversion of betaine and homocysteine to dimethylglycine and methionine, respectively. BHMT is highly expressed in rat liver, and its expression is regulated by dietary methionine and choline. In humans, S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) down-regulates BHMT expression by inducing NFκB, which acts as a repressor for the BHMT gene. Lowered BHMT levels can lead to ER (endoplasmic reticulum) stress. Mutations in the gene encoding for BHMT may lead to hyperhomocysteinemia, a medical condition characterized by abnormally large amounts of homocysteine in the blood which may be a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.(EM1701-64)