The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 20 kDa. Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
FunctionNociceptin is the ligand of the opioid receptor-like receptor (OPRL1). It may act as a transmitter in the brain by modulating nociceptive and locomotor behavior. May be involved in neuronal differentiation and development.
Tissue specificityPredominantly expressed in the brain and spinal cord. Also expressed and secreted by peripheral blood neutrophils following degranulation.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the opioid neuropeptide precursor family.
Post-translational modificationsSpecific enzymatic cleavages at paired basic residues probably yield other active peptides besides nociceptin. The N-terminal domain contains 6 conserved cysteines thought to be involved in disulfide bonding and/or processing.