Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also known as corticotropin, is a polypeptide tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It is an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is often produced in response to biological stress (along with its precursor corticotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus). Its principal effects are increased production and release of corticosteroids. A deficiency of ACTH is a cause of secondary adrenal insufficiency and an excess of it is a cause of Cushing's disease.
Suitable for use in ELISA and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/paraffin): 0.2-0.4ug/ml. Incubate 30 minutes at RT. No special pretreatment required for staining.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Normal pituitary glad or pituitary adenoma
Storage and Stability:
May 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.
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