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Leptin Pufferfish

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  • Leptin Pufferfish
  • Leptin Pufferfish Recombinant
  • Shipped at Room temp.

Catalogue number

CYT-530

Synonyms

OB Protein, Obesity Protein, OBS, Obesity factor.

Introduction

A 16-kDa peptide hormone secreted from white adipocytes and implicated in the regulation of food intake and energy balance. Leptin provides the key afferent signal from fat cells in the feedback system that controls body fat stores.

Description

Leptin Pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes) Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain having a molecular mass of 16 kDa.
Bioactive Leptin Pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes) Recombinant was prepared according to the sequence published by Kurokawa et al. (2005)Peptides 26, 745-750 in two forms: monomer and covalent dimer. MS analysis revealed molecular masses of 15,291 and 30,585 Da, close to the theoretical values of 15,270 and 30,540 Da. CD spectra revealed high similarity to mammalian leptins. Other details of its preparation will be soon published by Yacobovitz et al (in press), General and Comparative Endocrinology.
The Pufferfish Leptin is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.

Source

Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.

Formulation

The Pufferfish Leptin was lyophilized from a concentrated (0.85mg/ml) solution with 0.003mM NaHCO3.

Solubility

It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Pufferfish Leptin in sterile 0.4% NaHCO3 pH-9 not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

Stability

Lyophilized Pufferfish Leptin although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution Leptin should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.

Purity

Greater than 99.0% as determined by:
(a) Analysis by SEC-HPLC.
(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.

Amino acid sequence

ALPGALDAMDVEKMKSKVTWKAQGLVARIDKHFPDRGLRFDTDKVE

GSTSVVASLESYNNLISDRFGGVSQIKTEISSLAGYLNHWREGNCQE

QQPKVWPRRNIFNHTVSLEALMRVREFLKLLQKNVDLLERC

Biological Activity

Biological active as evidenced by inducing proliferation of BAF/3 cells stably transfected with the long form of human leptin receptor. The affinity of human leptin receptors is considerably lower campared to mammalian leptins.

Protein content

Protein quantitation was carried out by UV spectroscopy at 280 nm using the absorbency value of 1.28 as the extinction coefficient for a 0.1% (1mg/ml) solution. This value is calculated by the PC GENE computer analysis program of protein sequences (IntelliGenetics).

Usage

ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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