Technical Data
Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH, Corticotropin)
Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is a precursor polypeptide with 241 aa residues. It is synthesized by corticotrope cells of the anterior pituitary gland, melanotrope cells of the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland, about 3000 neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus, and smaller populations of neurons in the dorsomedial hypothalamus and brainstem. The large molecule of POMC is the source of several important biologically active substances. POMC can be cleaved enzymatically into the following peptides:
adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and gamma LPH in the anterior pituitary gland CLIP, gamma LPH, gamma MSH and beta-endorphin in the intermediate lobe gamma-MSH
met-enkephalin Each of these peptides is packaged in large dense-core vesicles that are released from the cells by exocytosis in response to appropriate stimulation. gamma MSH produced by neurons in the arcuate nucleus has important roles in the regulation of appetite and sexual behavior, while alpha-MSH secreted from the intermediate lobe of the pituitary regulates the production of melanin. ACTH is a peptide hormone that regulates the secretion of glucocorticoids from the adrenal cortex. beta-endorphin and met-enkephalin are endogenous opioid peptides with widespread actions in the brain.

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

AA Sequence:

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile PBS. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
400ug-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Not determined
Synthetic peptide corresponding to rat ACTH.
Supplied as a lyophilized powder. Reconstitute with PBS.
Recognizes rat ACTH. Species crossreactivity: Mouse and human ATCH, human ATCH (1-24). % Cross-reactivity with Peptides: ACTH (Rat, Mouse):100%;ACTH (Human):100%;ACTH (1-24) (Human):100%;ACTH (7-38, Human):0%;b-Endorphin (Rat): 0%; a-MSH: 0%; LH-RH: 0%; PACAP-38 (Ovine): 0%
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.