Technical Data
I7660-16A
Insulin
Description:
Insulin is a 51-amino acid polypeptide composed of A and B chains connected through the C-peptide. Proinsulin, which has very little biological activity, is cleaved by proteases within its cell of origin into the insulin molecule and the C-terminal basic residue. Insulin enhances membrane transport of glucose, amino acids, and certain ions. It also promotes glycogen storage, formation of triglycerides, and synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. The main storage site for insulin is the pancreatic islets. Antibodies to insulin are important as B-cell and tumor (insulinoma) marker.

Applications:
Suitable for use in Immunohistochemistry. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin-fixed/Paraffin): 0.5-1ug/ml for 30 min at RT. No special pretreatment is required for staining.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Positive Control:
Pancreas

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage, 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.

Note: We do not recommended adding glycerol as a cryopreservative.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG1,k3F210Affinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
500ul-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
Concentration:
~0.2mg/ml
Immunogen:
Purified Insulin protein. Molecular Weight of Antigen: 6kD. Cellular Localization: Cytoplasmic..
Purity:
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.2% BSA, 0.09% sodium azide. Also available without BSA and azide. See I7660-16AX.
Specificity:
Recognizes human Insulin. Excellent for identifying the B-cells of islets of Langerhans in routine formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded pancreatic tissues. Species Crossreactivity: Porcine and rat.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.