|Tested species reactivity||Pig, Rat|
|Host / Isotype||Rabbit / IgG|
|Storage buffer||whole serum|
|Contains||0.1% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4° C|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Frozen) (IHC (F))||Assay Dependent|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||Assay Dependent|
* 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.
A suggested positive control for IHC is Bouin-fixed paraffin or Stefanini-fixed frozen sections of pig pituitary. Over-night incubation at 4°C is recommended.
Reconstitute with 50-100 ul of distilled water, and dilute further in 0.1M PBS with 1% BSA and 0.1% sodium azide. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20°C.
The melanocortins are regulatory neuropeptidesderived by post-translational processing of the larger 30 kDa, pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) precursor, and include the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and the melanocyte stimulating hormones (α-, β-, and γ-MSH). The melanocortins are produced primarily in the anterior and intermediate lobes of the pituitary, in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus, and to a lower level in various other peripheral tissues. In addition to their well established melanotropic and adrenocorticotropic actions, these peptides have been reported to exert a broad variety of physiological actions including those related to central neural function such as behavior, memory, cognition, and regulation of feeding. Peripherally, melanocortins have immunomodulatory and neurotrophic properties.
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