L3410

Sigma-Aldrich

Anti-Leptin antibody produced in rabbit

affinity isolated antibody, buffered aqueous solution

Synonym(s):
Anti-OB, Leptin Antibody - Anti-Leptin antibody produced in rabbit, Leptin Antibody
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.41

biological source

rabbit

Quality Level

antibody form

affinity isolated antibody

antibody product type

primary antibodies

clone

polyclonal

form

buffered aqueous solution

species reactivity

human, mouse

application(s)

indirect ELISA: 1:1,000 using human or mouse recombinant leptin
microarray: suitable
western blot: 1:5,000 using human recombinant leptin

conjugate

unconjugated

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

human ... LEP(3952)
mouse ... Lep(16846)

General description

The gene for leptin (LEP) is mapped to the human chromosome 7q32.1. The encoded protein is a non-glycosylated polypeptide, primarily produced and secreted by the mature adipocytes. Leptin is expressed in white adipose tissue, fetal tissues, skeletal muscle, chondrocytes, gastric chief cells, the placenta, ovary, and many immune cells. It is absent or expressed at extremely low levels in other adult tissues. Human leptin is 85% identical to mouse leptin and 84% identical to rat leptin, while mouse and rat exhibit 96% identity in their leptin molecules.

Specificity

Anti-Leptin reacts specifically with leptin.

Immunogen

synthetic peptide corresponds to the amino terminal (amino acid residues 22-40) of human/mouse leptin.

Application

Anti-Leptin antibody produced in rabbit has been used in:
  • western blotting
  • immunohistochemistry
  • immunocytochemistry
  • enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Biochem/physiol Actions

Leptin is a hormone secreted by adipocytes and regulates energy homeostasis, inflammation and neuroendocrine processes, synaptic formation and memory condensation. The physiological effects of leptin are mediated by leptin receptors, ObR and LepR. Leptin is the key regulator of obesity and acts directly on neuronal networks to regulate feeding, metabolism and gastric mobility. The pathways that mediate the effect of leptin are Janus kinase (JAK)/signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK).
Leptin is a circulating cytokine that induces pleiotropic effects on nutrient intake, thermogenesis, metabolism, reproduction and hematopoiesis. Leptin is hypothesized to be a “satiety factor” because the absence of this factor is associated with hyperphagia and obesity in ob/ob mice (homozygous for the obese spontaneous mutation). It appears that leptin is involved in appetite regulation since leptin injection into ob/ob mice reduces their food intake and ultimately their body weight. However, studies have demonstrated that its effects must be more complicated than simple appetite suppression.

Physical form

Solution in phosphate buffered saline containing 1% bovine serum albumin and 15 mM sodium azide.

Preparation Note

The antibody is affinity isolated on peptide-agarose.

Storage and Stability

For continuous use, store at 2-8 °C for up to one month. For extended storage freeze in working aliquots. Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Storage in "frost-free" freezers is not recommended. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify the solution by centrifugation before use.

Disclaimer

Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Angela Katherine Odle et al.
Endocrinology, 157(4), 1443-1456 (2016-02-10)
Leptin regulates food intake and energy expenditure (EE) and is produced in adipocytes, the pituitary, and several other tissues. Animals that are leptin or leptin receptor deficient have major metabolic complications, including obesity. This study tests the hypothesis that the...
Monserrat Olea-Flores et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 19(11) (2018-11-09)
Leptin is an adipokine that is overexpressed in obese and overweight people. Interestingly, women with breast cancer present high levels of leptin and of its receptor ObR. Leptin plays an important role in breast cancer progression due to the biological...
Sara Becerril et al.
Nutrients, 11(9) (2019-09-11)
Leptin, the product of the ob gene, was originally described as a satiety factor, playing a crucial role in the control of body weight. Nevertheless, the wide distribution of leptin receptors in peripheral tissues supports that leptin exerts pleiotropic biological...
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Mónica Z Jenks et al.
Scientific reports, 7(1), 8232-8232 (2017-08-16)
Leptin is an adipokine produced by fat cells that regulates food consumption and metabolic activity. Sexual dimorphism in leptin and fat stores have been observed in humans and rodents with females having more leptin and greater levels of subcutaneous fat...

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