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Anti -AGRP (Agouti Related Protein, ART, AGRT, ASIP2, Agouti-related transcript)

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Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Rabbit Affinity Purified E B
Several common diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, hyperlipidemia, and some cancers are associated with obesity. An abnormal increase in body fat relative to lean tissue mass has been used as an indicator of obesity. High fat diet, certain environmental factors, and genetic linkage are the primary causes of obesity. In order to understand the genetic basis of obesity, several monogenic murine obesity models have been characterized including obese (Ob), diabetes (db), fat (fat), agouti yellow (Ay), and tubby (tub). More recently, Tub, the human homolog of mouse Tub, TULP1 & TULP2 (for Tubby Like Proteins) and Agouti related protein (AGRP) have been cloned. The obesity associated with Ay mice may be due to ectopic expression of a secreted protein Agouti. Agouti protein (132 aa in human) is normally expressed in skin but its ubiquitous expression causes obesity. Agouti is a paracrine-signaling molecule that affects pigmentation by inhibiting the melanocortin receptor 1 (MCR-1). However, recombinant Agouti protein also antagonizes the MC2R and MC4R. AGRP (132 aa in human, chromosome 16q21) is normally expressed in adrenal and hypothalamus. AGRP levels are increased several folds in ob/ob mice. AGRP is a strong antagonist of MC3R and MC4R. Ubiquitous expression of AGRP in transgenic mice causes obesity without altering skin pigmentation.
Catalog #A1059-62
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionsELISA: 1:10,000-1:100,000 using 50-100ng control peptide (A1059-62A) per well.
Western blot: 1-10ug/ml using ECL.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. 
Clone TypePolyclonal
IsotypeIgG
HostRabbit
SourceMouse
Concentration~1mg/ml
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.1% BSA.
PurityPurified by immunoaffinity chromotography.
ImmunogenSynthetic peptide corresponding to 15aa from mouse AGRP conjugated to KLH. Species Sequence Homology (85%): human, bovine. No homology seen with Agouti, tubby, tub, TULP1 or TULP2.
SpecificityRecognizes mouse AGRP. Epitope: C-terminal
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.


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