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31865
Ghrelin (D4K1W) Rabbit mAb

Ghrelin (D4K1W) Rabbit mAb #31865

APPLICATIONS

REACTIVITY SENSITIVITY MW (kDa) Isotype
M R Endogenous Rabbit IgG
IF-F

Confocal immunofluorescent analysis of stomach (left) and liver (right) using Ghrelin (D4K1W) Rabbit mAb (green). Actin filaments were labeled with DyLight 554™ Phalloidin #13054 (red). Blue pseudocolor = DRAQ5® #4084 (fluorescent DNA dye).

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Immunofluorescence (Frozen)

A. Solutions and Reagents

NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.

  1. 20X Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS): (9808) To prepare 1L 1X PBS: add 50 ml 20X PBS to 950 ml dH2O, mix. Adjust pH to 8.0.
  2. Formaldehyde: 16%, methanol free, Polysciences, Inc. (cat# 18814), use fresh and store opened vials at 4°C in dark, dilute in 1X PBS for use.
  3. Blocking Buffer: (1X PBS / 5% normal serum / 0.3% Triton™ X-100): To prepare 10 ml, add 0.5 ml normal serum from the same species as the secondary antibody (e.g., Normal Goat Serum (#5425) to 9.5 ml 1X PBS) and mix well. While stirring, add 30 µl Triton™ X-100.
  4. Antibody Dilution Buffer: (1X PBS / 1% BSA / 0.3% Triton™ X-100): To prepare 10 ml, add 30 µl Triton™ X-100 to 10 ml 1X PBS. Mix well then add 0.1 g BSA (#9998), mix.
  5. Recommended Fluorochrome-conjugated Anti-Rabbit secondary antibodies:

    NOTE: When using any primary or fluorochrome-conjugated secondary antibody for the first time, titrate the antibody to determine which dilution allows for the strongest specific signal with the least background for your sample.

  6. Prolong® Gold AntiFade Reagent (#9071), Prolong® Gold AntiFade Reagent with DAPI (#8961).

B. Specimen Preparation - Frozen/Cryostat Sections (IF-F)

  1. For fixed frozen tissue proceed with Immunostaining (Section C).
  2. For fresh, unfixed frozen tissue, please fix immediately, as follows:
    1. Cover sections with 4% formaldehyde dilute in 1X PBS.

      NOTE: Formaldehyde is toxic, use only in fume hood.

    2. Allow sections to fix for 15 minutes at room temperature.
    3. Aspirate liquid, rinse three times in 1X PBS for 5 minutes each.
    4. Proceed with Immunostaining (Section C).

C. Immunostaining

NOTE: All subsequent incubations should be carried out at room temperature unless otherwise noted in a humid light-tight box or covered dish/plate to prevent drying and fluorochrome fading.

  1. Block specimen in Blocking Buffer for 60 min.
  2. While blocking, prepare primary antibody by diluting as indicated on datasheet in Antibody Dilution Buffer.
  3. Aspirate blocking solution, apply diluted primary antibody.
  4. Incubate overnight at 4°C.
  5. Rinse three times in 1X PBS for 5 min each.
  6. Incubate specimen in fluorochrome-conjugated secondary antibody diluted in Antibody Dilution Buffer for 1–2 hr at room temperature in the dark.
  7. Rinse three times in 1X PBS for 5 min each.
  8. Coverslip slides with Prolong® Gold Antifade Reagent (#9071) or Prolong® Gold Antifade Reagent with DAPI (#8961).
  9. For best results, allow mountant to cure overnight at room temperature. For long-term storage, store slides flat at 4°C protected from light.

posted November 2006

revised July 2016

Protocol Id: 151

Application Dilutions
Immunofluorescence (Frozen) 1:400
Storage:

Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and less than 0.02% sodium azide. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.

Ghrelin (D4K1W) Rabbit mAb recognizes endogenous levels of total ghrelin protein. The antibody detects acylated (n-octanoyl) and non-acylated (desacyl) forms of ghrelin (confirmed by Western blot analysis of synthetic ghrelin protein).

Species Reactivity:

Mouse, Rat

Monoclonal antibody is produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues near the amino terminus of mouse ghrelin protein.

Ghrelin, also known as appetite-regulating hormone, is a neuropeptide hormone belonging to the motilin family. It is the ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor type 1 (GHS-R), expressed by cells in the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus and arcuate nucleus (1). Ghrelin is synthesized as a preprohormone by ghrelinergic cells in the gastrointestinal tract; proteolytic cleavage yields a 28-amino acid peptide hormone, which undergoes obligate n-octanoylation at serine 3 by the enzyme ghrelin O-acetyltransferase (GOAT) (2). Binding of n-octanoyl ghrelin to GHS-R stimulates growth hormone release, while simultaneously exerting multiple neuroendocrine affects that influence appetite, gastric motility and energy balance (3).

  1. Inui, A. et al. (2004) FASEB J 18, 439-56.
  2. Gutierrez, J.A. et al. (2008) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105, 6320-5.
  3. Muccioli, G. et al. (2002) Eur J Pharmacol 440, 235-54.
Entrez-Gene Id
58991
Swiss-Prot Acc.
Q9EQX0
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.

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