|Calculated MW||4696.22 Da|
|Other Names||Urocortin, UCN|
|Format||Peptides are lyophilized in a solid powder format. Peptides can be reconstituted in solution using the appropriate buffer as needed.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Urocortin, human is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Acts in vitro to stimulate the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (PubMed:8612563). Binds with high affinity to CRF receptor types 1, 2-alpha, and 2-beta (PubMed:8612563). Plays a role in the establishment of normal hearing thresholds (By similarity). Reduces food intake and regulates ghrelin levels in gastric body and plasma (By similarity).|
|Tissue Location||Keratinocytes in epidermis and the outer and inner root sheaths of hair follicles, epithelium of sebaceous and sweat glands, erector pili muscle, cutaneous blood vessel walls, cutaneous nerves and dermal mononuclear cells (PubMed:10690896) Detected in plasma cells in the lamia propria in colon mucosa (PubMed:15531481) (at protein level). Expressed in pituitary and adrenal glands (PubMed:10690896). Detected in plasma cells in the lamia propria in colon mucosa (PubMed:15531481)|
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