Technical Data
ACTH (POMC, Adrenocorticotropin, beta Lipotropin, alpha (beta) Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone, CLIP, Corticotropin-lipotropin precursor, LPH, MSH, NPP, POC, Pro-opiomelanocortin)
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Adrenocorticotropic hormone, as its name implies, stimulates the adrenal cortex. More specifically, it stimulates secretion of glucocorticoids such as cortisol, and has little control over secretion of aldosterone, the other major steroid hormone from the adrenal cortex. stimulates secretion of adrenal corticosteroids and induces growth of adrenal cortex. ACTH also called Tetracosactide directly activates G-proteins. A stimulator of adenylate cyclase and cAMP formation. Its molecular weight is 4541.3 having an amino acid sequence of H-Ser-Tyr-Ser-Met-Glu-His-Phe-Arg-Trp-Gly-Lys-Pro-Val-Gly-Lys-Lys-Arg-Arg-Pro-Val-Lys-Val-Tyr-Pro-OH.

Dimers and Aggregates:
Less than 1% as determined by silver-stained SDS-PAGE gel analysis.

0.1ng/ug (IEU/ug) of ACTH.

It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized ACTH in sterile 18M -cm H2O not less than 100g/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

Lyophilized ACTH although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -180C. Upon reconstitution ACTH should be stored at 40C between 2-7 days and for future use below -180C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Please avoid freeze-thaw cycles.

Molecular Weight:
Purity: 98% as determined by RP-HPLC, anion-exchange FPLC and/or reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE Silver Stained gel.
Concentration: As reported
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder without additives.

Important Note: This 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.
1. Therapeutic efficacy and adverse effects of adrenocorticotropic hormone therapy in west syndrome: differences in dosage of adrenocorticotropic hormone, onset of age, and cause. J Pediatr 2006 Apr;148(4):485-8 2. Atorvastatin prevented and partially reversed adrenocorticotropic hormone-induced hypertension in the rat. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2006 Apr;33(4):369-73 3. Relationship between cortisol increment and basal cortisol: implications for the low-dose short adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test. Clin Chem 2006 Apr;52(4):746-9 4. A randomized pilot trial comparing methylprednisolone plus a cytotoxic agent versus synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone in idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis 2006 Feb;47(2):233-40 5. Plasma levels of corticotroph-type pro-opiomelanocortin derivatives such as beta-lipotropin, beta-endorphin(1-31), or adrenocorticotropic hormone are correlated with severity of postoperative pain. 6. Clin J Pain 2006 Feb;22(2):113-21 6. Low estriol levels in the maternal triple-marker screen as a predictor of isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency caused by a new mutation in the TPIT gene. Pediatrics 2006 Feb;117(2):e322-7

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