Technical Data
A1059-62K
AgRP (ART, AGRT, ASIP2, Agouti Related Protein Homolog (mouse), Agouti (mouse) Related Protein, Agouti-related Transcript, Mouse, Homolog of)
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 (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.

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

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:32000
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 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
PabAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ug-20CBlue IceHumanGoat
Concentration:
As reported
Immunogen:
Synthetic peptide corresponding to human AGRP.
Purity:
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in Tris-saline, pH 7.2, 0.5% BSA, 0.02% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes human AGRP. This antibody is expected to recognize both reported isoforms (as represented by NP_001129; NP_015531). Species Crossreactivity: Canine, monkey and mouse.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Breen TL, Conwell IM, Wardlaw SL. Effects of fasting, leptin, and insulin on AGRP and POMC peptide release in the hypothalamus. Brain Res. 2005 Jan 25;1032(1-2):141-8.