|Application ||WB, E|
|Other Accession||NP_006735, 5950, 19662 (mouse), 25703 (rat)|
|Predicted||Mouse, Rat, Dog|
|Calculated MW||23010 Da|
|Other Names||Retinol-binding protein 4, Plasma retinol-binding protein, PRBP, RBP, Plasma retinol-binding protein(1-182), Plasma retinol-binding protein(1-181), Plasma retinol-binding protein(1-179), Plasma retinol-binding protein(1-176), RBP4|
|Format||0.5 mg IgG/ml in Tris saline (20mM Tris pH7.3, 150mM NaCl), 0.02% sodium azide, with 0.5% bovine serum albumin|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Goat Anti-RBP4 (Internal) Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Delivers retinol from the liver stores to the peripheral tissues. In plasma, the RBP-retinol complex interacts with transthyretin, this prevents its loss by filtration through the kidney glomeruli.|
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This protein belongs to the lipocalin family and is the specific carrier for retinol (vitamin A alcohol) in the blood. It delivers retinol from the liver stores to the peripheral tissues. In plasma, the RBP-retinol complex interacts with transthyretin which prevents its loss by filtration through the kidney glomeruli. A deficiency of vitamin A blocks secretion of the binding protein posttranslationally and results in defective delivery and supply to the epidermal cells.
[Expression and regulation of retinol binding protein 4 mRNA in human adipose tissue in obese and type 2 diabetics] Liu XH, et al. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi, 2010 May 11. PMID 20646597.
Case-control analysis of SNPs in GLUT4, RBP4 and STRA6: association of SNPs in STRA6 with type 2 diabetes in a South Indian population. Nair AK, et al. PLoS One, 2010 Jul 6. PMID 20625434.
Decreased retinol binding protein 4 concentrations are associated with cholesterol gallstone disease. Wang SN, et al. J Formos Med Assoc, 2010 Jun. PMID 20610143.
Retinol-binding protein 4 levels in obese children and adolescents with glucose intolerance. Yeste D, et al. Horm Res Paediatr, 2010. PMID 20389103.
Association of plasma retinol-binding protein 4, adiponectin, and high molecular weight adiponectin with insulin resistance in non-diabetic hypertensive patients. Shim CY, et al. Yonsei Med J, 2010 May. PMID 20376890.
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