BCO2 Polyclonal antibody

BCO2 Polyclonal Antibody for IHC, WB, ELISA

Host / Isotype

Rabbit / IgG


human, mouse, rat





Cat no : 14324-1-AP


B DIOX II, BCO2, Beta carotene dioxygenase 2, beta carotene oxygenase 2

Tested Applications

Positive WB detected inmouse liver tissue, L02 cells, rat liver tissue
Positive IHC detected inhuman prostate hyperplasia tissue
Note: suggested antigen retrieval with TE buffer pH 9.0; (*) Alternatively, antigen retrieval may be performed with citrate buffer pH 6.0

Recommended dilution

Western Blot (WB)WB : 1:500-1:2000
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)IHC : 1:50-1:500
Sample-dependent, check data in validation data gallery

Product Information

14324-1-AP targets BCO2 in WB, IHC, ELISA applications and shows reactivity with human, mouse, rat samples.

Tested Reactivity human, mouse, rat
Cited Reactivity human, mouse
Host / Isotype Rabbit / IgG
Class Polyclonal
Type Antibody
Immunogen BCO2 fusion protein Ag5590
Full Name beta-carotene oxygenase 2
Calculated molecular weight 66 kDa
Observed molecular weight 60-65 kDa
GenBank accession numberBC041656
Gene symbol BCO2
Gene ID (NCBI) 83875
Conjugate Unconjugated
Form Liquid
Purification Method Antigen affinity purification
Storage Buffer PBS with 0.02% sodium azide and 50% glycerol pH 7.3.
Storage ConditionsStore at -20°C. Stable for one year after shipment. Aliquoting is unnecessary for -20oC storage.

Background Information

Beta,beta-carotene 9',10'-oxygenase (BCO2) catalyzes the asymmetric oxidative cleavage of beta-carotene in carotene metabolism.The apocarotenals formed by this enzyme may be the precursors for the biosynthesis of retinoic acid or exert unknown physiological effects. BCDO2 plays an important role in protecting against carotenoid-induced mitochondrial dysfunction and has a broader substrate specificity than previously recognized (PMID:22147584). This antibody detects the N-terminal of BCO2.


Product Specific Protocols
WB protocol for BCO2 antibody 14324-1-APDownload protocol
IHC protocol for BCO2 antibody 14324-1-APDownload protocol
Standard Protocols
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Carotenoid Lutein Selectively Inhibits Breast Cancer Cell Growth and Potentiates the Effect of Chemotherapeutic Agents through ROS-Mediated Mechanisms.

Authors - Xiaoming Gong

J Biol Chem

The human mitochondrial enzyme BCO2 exhibits catalytic activity towards carotenoids and apocarotenoids.

Authors - Linda D Thomas

Mol Nutr Food Res

Dietary wolfberry upregulates carotenoid metabolic genes and enhances mitochondrial biogenesis in the retina of db/db diabetic mice.

Authors - Yu Huifeng H

Mol Nutr Food Res

Wolfberries potentiate mitophagy and enhance mitochondrial biogenesis leading to prevention of hepatic steatosis in obese mice: The role of AMP-activated protein kinase α2 subunit.

Authors - Dingbo Lin

J Nutr Biochem

Ablation of β,β-carotene-9',10'-oxygenase 2 remodels the hypothalamic metabolome leading to metabolic disorders in mice.

Authors - Xin Guo
human, mouseWB,IHC

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

Inactivity of human β,β-carotene-9',10'-dioxygenase (BCO2) underlies retinal accumulation of the human macular carotenoid pigment.

Authors - Binxing Li