The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval with citrate buffer pH 6 before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
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.
IHC image of AGRP staining in human Hippocampus FFPE section, performed on a BondTM system using the standard protocol F. The section was pre-treated using heat mediated antigen retrieval with sodium citrate buffer (pH6, epitope retrieval solution 1) for 20 mins. The section was then incubated with ab86956, 1µg/ml, for 15 mins at room temperature and detected using an HRP conjugated compact polymer system. DAB was used as the chromogen. The section was then counterstained with haematoxylin and mounted with DPX