Technical Data
Leptin (LEP, Leptin Murine Obesity Homolog, Leptin Precursor Obesity Factor, Ob, Obese Protein, Obesity, Obesity Factor, Obesity Homolog Mouse, OBS)
Leptin, the product of the ob (obese) gene, is a 16kD protein consisting of 146 amino acid residues. Leptin is produced in the adipose tissue, and is considered to play an important role in appetite control, fat metabolism and regulation of body weight. It targets the central nervous system, particularly hypothalamus, affecting food intake. Leptin levels are high in most obese individuals. Studies have shown that it may also influence reproductive function.

Cellular Localization: Secreted

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
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 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.
200ug-20CBlue IceHumanMouse
As reported
Recombinant full length protein (Human).
As reported
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2.
Recognizes recombinant human leptin and leptin circulating in human blood. Species Crossreactivity: Crossreacts with Human. Not yet tested in other species, but may be crossreactive to mouse and rat due to 85% and 84% homology to human leptin respectively.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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