Technical Data
A1059-62C
AgRP (Agouti Related Protein, ART, AGRT, ASIP2, Agouti-related Transcript)
Description:
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 (132aa 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 (132aa 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.

Applications:
Suitable for use in Western Blot, ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 1-5ug/ml (Chemiluminescence)
ELISA: 1:10,000-1:100,000; 50-100ng of control peptide/well
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O or 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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG2b11C75Affinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ul-20CBlue IceMouseRat
Concentration:
As reported
Immunogen:
Recombinant purified mouse AGRP protein.
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a lyophilized powder from PBS, 0.05% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes mouse AGRP.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.