Immunohistochemical (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded) staining of Human Hippocampus tissue using PA5-19788, anti-Vasopressin antibody. Primary antibody was used at a concentration of 5 ug/ml and exposed for 15 mins at room temp. The sample was pretreated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with Sodium Citrate Buffer (pH6 / 20mins). The detection method was a HRP conjugated polymer, DAB chromogen and the sample was counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX.
|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Immunogen||Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 150 to the C-terminus of Human Vasopressin.|
|Purification||Antigen affinity chromatography|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.4, with 1% BSA|
|Contains||0.02% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||Store at 4°C short term. For long term storage, store at -20°C, avoiding freeze/thaw cycles.|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||5 µg/ml|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
Heat mediated antigen retrieval recommended prior to tissue staining.
Not suitable for use with Western Blot.
This gene encodes a precursor protein consisting of arginine vasopressin and two associated proteins, neurophysin 2 and a glycopeptide, copeptin. Arginine vasopressin is a posterior pituitary hormone which is synthesized in the supraoptic nucleus and paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. Along with its carrier protein, neurophysin 2, it is packaged into neurosecretory vesicles and transported axonally to the nerve endings in the neurohypophysis where it is either stored or secreted into the bloodstream. The precursor is thought to be activated while it is being transported along the axon to the posterior pituitary. Arginine vasopressin acts as a growth factor by enhancing pH regulation through acid-base transport systems. It has a direct antidiuretic action on the kidney, and also causes vasoconstriction of the peripheral vessels. This hormone can contract smooth muscle during parturition and lactation. It is also involved in cognition, tolerance, adaptation and complex sexual and maternal behaviour, as well as in the regulation of water excretion and cardiovascular functions. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal dominant neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus .
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