|Calculated MW||130789 Da|
|Application & Usage||Western blot analysis (0.5-2 µg/ml). However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually.|
|Other Names||LEP; OB; OBS; Obese Protein|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-mouse Leptin Receptor polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, 0.02% sodium azide.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||-20 °C|
|Precautions||Leptin Receptor Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Receptor for obesity factor (leptin). On ligand binding, mediates signaling through JAK2/STAT3. Involved in the regulation of fat metabolism and, in a hematopoietic pathway, required for normal lymphopoiesis. May play a role in reproduction. Can also mediate the ERK/FOS signaling pathway. Isoform E could function as a transport protein.|
|Cellular Location||Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein|
|Tissue Location||Isoform A: highest level of expression in lung and kidney, also present in kidney, heart, brain, spleen, liver, muscle, choroid plexus and hypothalamus. Isoform B: highest level of expression in hypothalamus and lower level in brain, testes and adipose tissue. Isoform E: expressed in adipose tissue, hypothalamus, heart, and testes|
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Leptin is a recently identified protein product of the mouse obese gene. Mice with mutations in the obese gene that block the synthesis of leptin have been found to be obese and diabetic and to have reduced activity, metabolism and body temperature. cDNA clones encoding leptin have been isolated from human, simian, mouse and rat cells. Human leptin shares approximately 84% sequence identity with the mouse protein. Human Leptin cDNA encodes a 167 amino acide residue protein with a 21 amino acid residue signal sequence that is cleaved to yield the 146 amino acid residue mature protein. The expression of leptin mRNA has been shown to be restricted to adipose tissue. Leptin plays an important role in reproduction, immunological response and neuroendocrine signaling.
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