Cox1 Antibody Staining Protocol for Immunohistochemistry


Description: Cyclooxygenase 1 (COX1), also knows as Prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase (PTGS1), is the key enzyme in prostaglandin biosynthesis. The gene was approximately 40 kb long, with 11 protein-coding exons. There were 599 amino acid residues with a calculated molecular mass of approximately 68 kD. By analysis of a human/hamster somatic hybrid DNA panel, Funk et al. (1991)demonstrated that the PTGS1 gene maps to chromosome 9.  Human prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase exhibited 91% amino acid identity with the sheep enzyme. Prostaglandin synthase 1 gene disruption in mice reduces arachidonic acid-induced inflammation and indomethacin-induced gastric ulceration.


Primary Antibody

Name: Cox1 IHC Antibody

Clone: Rabbit polyclonal

Supplier: IHC World

Catalog Number: IW-PA1027

Dilution: Ready to Use

Incubation Time/Temp: 60 min/room temperature

Antigen Retrieval
Device: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Steamer Set (Cat# IW-1102)
Buffer/pH value: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Solution (Cat# IW-1100)
Heat/Cool Temperature: 95-100 ºC/room temperature
Heat/Cool Time: 20 minutes/20 minutes

Detection Methods
Standard Method: ABC Method or LSAB Method
Enhanced Method: Polymeric Methods

Chromogen Substrate
Reagent: DAB
Incubation Time/Temperature: 1-3 minutes/room temperature

Reagent: Mayer's Hematoxylin
Staining Time: 30 seconds

Staining Pattern: Cytoplasmic
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Additional Information:
Species Reactivity: Human, mouse, rat
Fixation: Formalin fixed paraffin sections
Positive Control: Spleen
Negative Control: Omit primary antibody, isotype control, absorption control
Blocking: 2-5% normal serum to reduce unspecific background staining; 0.5-3% H2O2 to block endogenous peroxidase activity; avidin/biotin to block endogenous biotin activity if necessary