The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 0.05 - 0.1 µg/ml.
Plays a role in weight homeostasis. Plays a role in the central control of feeding. Reduces food intake. Inhibits cAMP production mediated by stimulation of melanocortin receptors within the hypothalamus and adrenal gland. Acts primarily on MC3R and MC4R. Has very low activity with MC5R.
Expressed primarily in the adrenal gland, subthalamic nucleus, and hypothalamus, with a lower level of expression occurring in testis, lung, and kidney.
Involvement in disease
Genetic variations in AGRP may be a cause of obesity (OBESITY) [MIM:601665]. It is a condition characterized by an increase of body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of excessive accumulation of body fat.
Contains 1 agouti domain.
The presence of a 'disulfide through disulfide knot' structurally defines this protein as a knottin.
Immunohistochemistry (PFA perfusion fixed frozen sections) - Anti-AGRP antibody (ab32882)Image courtesy of Prof. Erik Hrabovszky, Inst, Exp, Med., Budapest, Hungary
Immunohistochemical analysis of PFA-perfused frozen Human hypothalamus tissue, staining AGRP with ab32882 at 0.05 µg/ml. Antigen retrieval was performed by heat mediation in a citrate buffer (pH 6).