Technical Data
S5331
Somatostatin
Description:
Somatostatin was originally isolated from the hypothalamus and characterized by its ability to inhibit release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. It exists in two forms, somatostatin-14, composed of 14 amino acids and somatostatin-28, a prohormone composed of 28 residues. The Somatostatin antibody will label D cells of the endocrine mammalian pancreas and also cells of the hypothalamic parvicellular region. It may prove useful for the identification of tumors and hyperplasias of the pancreatic islets.

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

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunohistochemistry: 1:50-1:200
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG2b8.F.258Supernatant
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
250ul-20CBlue IceHumanRat
Concentration:
Not Determined
Immunogen:
Somatostatin conjugated to Thyroglobulin.
Purity:
Supernatant
Form
Supplied as a liquid, 0.1% thimerosal.
Specificity:
Recognizes human somatostatin. Partially crossreacts with somatostatin fragments. Does not crossreact with enkephalins, other endorphins, Substance P or CGRP.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.