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Source / Purification

Recombinant human Leptin (hLeptin) Val22-Cys167 (Accession #NP_000221) was produced in E.coli at Cell Signaling Technology.

Product Description


>98% as determined by SDS-PAGE of 6 μg reduced (+) and non-reduced (-) recombinant hLeptin. All lots are greater than 98% pure.

Molecular Formula:

Recombinant hLeptin has a Met on the amino terminus and has a calculated MW of 16,026. DTT-reduced and non-reduced protein migrate as 15 kDa polypeptides. The expected amino-terminal MVPIQ of recombinant hLeptin was verified by amino acid sequencing.


The bioactivity of recombinant hLeptin was determined by its ability to induce TNF-α production from MCF7 cells. The minimum concentration used to obtain this effect was 50 µg/ml.


Less than 0.01 ng endotoxin/1 μg hLeptin.

Product Usage Information


With carrier: Lyophilized from a 0.22 μm filtered solution of PBS, pH 7.2 containing 20 μg BSA per 1 μg hLeptin. Carrier free: Lyophilized from a 0.22 μm filtered solution of PBS, pH 7.2.

Storage: Stable in lyophilized state at 4°C for 1 year after receipt. Sterile stock solutions reconstituted with carrier protein are stable at 4°C for 2 months and at -20°C for 6 months. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.Maintain sterility. Storage at -20°C should be in a manual defrost freezer.

Leptin is a 16 kDa adipocyte-derived hormone that relays the status of the body’s energy reserves to the hypothalamus, resulting in the suppression of appetite and modulation of energy expenditure (1,2). Leptin functions as a pleiotropic cytokine with multiple roles in immune function and reproduction (1-4). There are at least five isoforms of the leptin receptor, but only OB-Rb is signaling competent (1,2). OB-Rb is expressed on a number of cells, including T cells, B cells, keratinocytes, and others (1-6). Leptin/OB-Rb interactions induce Jak2, PI3K, Erk1/2, and Stat3 activation (1,2). OB-Rb is often highly expressed in many tumor types, including breast, pancreatic, and Tumor Initiating Stem Cells (TISCS), providing a potential mechanistic link for the tumor promoting effects of obesity (2,7).

1.  Faggioni, R. et al. (2001) FASEB J 15, 2565-71.

2.  Park, J. et al. (2011) Endocr Rev 32, 550-70.

3.  Mancuso, P. et al. (2011) J Immunol 186, 1081-90.

4.  Hausman, G.J. and Barb, C.R. (2010) Endocr Dev 19, 31-44.

5.  Kanda, N. and Watanabe, S. (2008) Endocrinology 149, 5189-98.

6.  Tanaka, M. et al. (2011) J Neurosci 31, 8373-80.

7.  Feldman, D.E. et al. (2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109, 829-34.

Entrez-Gene Id 3952
Swiss-Prot Acc. P41159

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Human Leptin/OB (hLeptin)