Growth Factors & Cytokines

Recombinant Rat Leptin

Product Details

Catalog Number: 400-21
Description:

Encoded by the ob (obese) gene, Leptin is an adipose-derived cytokine that suppresses appetite and increases thermogenesis. Leptin exerts its anorectic effect via signaling through a hypothalamic receptor termed OB-R. Leptin has been shown to reduce body weight, food consumption, and plasma glucose levels in various in vivo models. Recombinant Rat Leptin is a 16.2 kDa protein containing 147 amino acid residues.

Source: E.coli

Synonyms: Obesity protein (OB)

AA Sequence: MVPIHKVQDD TKTLIKTIVT RINDISHTQS VSARQRVTGL DFIPGLHPIL SLSKMDQTLA VYQQILTSLP SQNVLQIAHD LENLRDLLHL LAFSKSCSLP QTRGLQKPES LDGVLEASLY STEVVALSRL QGSLQDILQQ LDLSPEC

Purity: ≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.

Biological Activity: Determined by an in vivo assay using the ob/ob mouse obesity model and NZO. Both strains of mice were treated via intraperitoneal injection once daily at a dose of 5µg leptin/gm of body weight for 7 days. Significant effects on body weight, food consumption, and plasma glucose levels were observed compared to saline-treated controls.

Cross Reactivity:
Mouse, Rat
Research Interest

Country Of Origin: USA

Research Use Only: Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.