Name : Leptin, Human

Product Concentration :

Background :
Leptin is a cytokine belonging to the Interleukin 6 family, and has a four-helix bundle structure. Leptin is encoded by the ob gene, and produced and secreted by white adipose tissue. The receptors of Leptin are Type I cytokine receptors, which exist in two different forms: a short form expressed in multiple tissues, and a long form expressed exclusively in the central nervous system (CNS). Upon binding to Leptin, the receptors activate the JAK/STAT3 pathway and PI3K, and stimulate transcriptional programs that regulate feeding behavior, metabolic rate, endocrine axes, and glucose fluxes. The deficiency of Leptin in human and mouse causes morbid obesity, diabetes, and neuroendocrine anomalies. Leptin also has effects on reproduction and immunity. In summary, Leptin is a pivotal cytokine controlling energy balance, and as such has profound effects on human health.

Biological Activity :
Fully biologically active when compared to standard. The ED50 as determined by a chemotaxis bioassay using human Leptin R transfected BaF3 murine proB cells is less than 2.0 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of > 5.0 × 105 IU/mg.

expression system :
E. coli

Tag :
Leptin (Val22-Cys167)Accession # P41159

Protein Accession No. :

Synonyms :
Obesity protein; OB; LEP; LEPD; OBS; Leptin

Molecular Weight :

Purity :
> 97% as analyzed by SDS-PAGE> 97% as analyzed by HPLC

Product Concentration :
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS, pH 7.4.

Storage and Stability :
Upon receiving, this product remains stable for up to 6 months at -70°C or -20°C. Upon reconstitution, the product should be stable for up to 1 week at 4°C or up to 3 months at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

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