Three enolase isozymes are known in mammals, each with a characteristic tissue distribution: alpha, beta, and gamma enolase. The ENO2 gene encodes enolase 2 (gamma, neuronal) and is expressed in mature neurons and cells of neuronal origin. It is also known as neural enolase, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), 2-phospho-D-glycerate hydrolyase, gamma-enolase, neuron-specific gamma enolase, and enolase 2. NSE exhibits neurotrophic and neuroprotective properties in central nervous system (CNS) neurons. The calcium-regulated binding of NSE to cultured neocortical neurons promotes cell survival. NSE was detected in small-cell carcinomas of neuroendocrine origin, and has been proposed as a marker for lung cancer patients.
This product is an affinity-purified IgG antibody that recognizes NSE protein. The antibody was raised in mouse using NSE protein and can be used for Western blot (WB) detection and immunohistochemical (IHC) detection of NSE protein.