Anti-ALOX12 antibody produced in rabbit

Prestige Antibodies® Powered by Atlas Antibodies, affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous glycerol solution

Anti-Arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase, 12S-type, Anti-Platelet-type lipoxygenase 12, Anti-12-LOX
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affinity isolated antibody

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primary antibodies



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buffered aqueous glycerol solution

species reactivity



antibody small pack of 25 μL


immunoblotting: 0.04-0.4 μg/mL
immunohistochemistry: 1:20-1:50

immunogen sequence




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Gene Information

human ... ALOX12(239)

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General description

ALOX12 (arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase) gene is mapped to human chromosome 17p13.1. The gene is a member of the lipoxygenase family and is predominantly expressed in the brain.


Arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase, 12S-type recombinant protein epitope signature tag (PrEST)


All Prestige Antibodies Powered by Atlas Antibodies are developed and validated by the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project (www.proteinatlas.org)and as a result, are supported by the most extensive characterization in the industry.

The Human Protein Atlas project can be subdivided into three efforts: Human Tissue Atlas, Cancer Atlas, and Human Cell Atlas. The antibodies that have been generated in support of the Tissue and Cancer Atlas projects have been tested by immunohistochemistry against hundreds of normal and disease tissues and through the recent efforts of the Human Cell Atlas project, many have been characterized by immunofluorescence to map the human proteome not only at the tissue level but now at the subcellular level. These images and the collection of this vast data set can be viewed on the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) site by clicking on the Image Gallery link. To view these protocols and other useful information about Prestige Antibodies and the HPA, visit sigma.com/prestige.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase is a non-heme iron-containing dioxygenase that functions in the leukotrienes pathway. It converts leukotriene A4/LTA4 into both the bioactive lipoxin A4/LXA4 and lipoxin B4/LXB4. It catalyzes both oxygenase and lipoxin synthase activity. It triggers angiogenesis and promotes tumor growth in human prostate carcinoma. It converts arachidonic acid to12(S)-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid, which is then converted to 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid. The end product is an eicosanoid that promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis. It plays a crucial role in the survival of human vascular smooth muscle cells. It regulates epidermal barrier formation. Polymorphism in this gene has been associated with bipolar disorder.

Features and Benefits

Prestige Antibodies® are highly characterized and extensively validated antibodies with the added benefit of all available characterization data for each target being accessible via the Human Protein Atlas portal linked just below the product name at the top of this page. The uniqueness and low cross-reactivity of the Prestige Antibodies® to other proteins are due to a thorough selection of antigen regions, affinity purification, and stringent selection. Prestige antigen controls are available for every corresponding Prestige Antibody and can be found in the linkage section.

Every Prestige Antibody is tested in the following ways:
  • IHC tissue array of 44 normal human tissues and 20 of the most common cancer type tissues.
  • Protein array of 364 human recombinant protein fragments.


Corresponding Antigen APREST72463.

Physical form

Solution in phosphate-buffered saline, pH 7.2, containing 40% glycerol and 0.02% sodium azide

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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Amira Gohara et al.
Oncology reports, 28(4), 1275-1282 (2012-07-25)
Lipoxygenases make an impact on every stage of cancer affecting carcinogenesis, metastasis and apoptosis. While there is a rich literature on individual lipoxygenases we lack extensive data on their coexistence and balance in different organs and types of cancer. Renal...
Cintia Fridman et al.
European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 253(1), 40-43 (2003-03-29)
Bipolar disorder (BPD) is characterised by episodes of excitement interspersed with periods of depression. The role of genetic factors in BPD is indicated by studies in monozygotic twins showing 40-70 % of concordance. Studies using genetic markers showed linkage of...
M Romano et al.
The Biochemical journal, 296 ( Pt 1), 127-133 (1993-11-15)
Human platelets and megacaryocytes generate lipoxins from exogenous leukotriene A4 (LTA4). We examined the role of human 12-lipoxygenase (12-LO) in lipoxin generation with recombinant histidine-tagged human platelet enzyme (6His-12-LO), partially purified 12-LO from human platelets (HPL 12-LO) and, for the...
D Nie et al.
Cancer research, 58(18), 4047-4051 (1998-09-29)
Previously, we found a positive correlation between the expression of platelet-type 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) and the progression of human prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa; Gao et al., Urology, 46: 227-237, 1995). To determine the role of 12-LOX in PCa progression, we generated stable...
Daotai Nie et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 281(27), 18601-18609 (2006-04-28)
12-Lipoxygenase utilizes arachidonic acid to synthesize 12(S)-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid, which is converted to the end product 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid, an eicosanoid that promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis. Increased expression of 12-lipoxygenase has been documented in a number of carcinomas. When overexpressed in human...

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