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Product nameOxytocin, Reproductive hormone
Biological descriptionInvolved in many aspects of mammalian reproduction as well as other physiological processes such as bond pairing and cardiovascular homeostasis.
SequenceCYIQNCPLG (Modifications: C-terminal amide; Disulfide bonds: 1-6)
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one week. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|Functional Studies||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
ab87312 staining oxytocin receptor in MCF7 cells treated with oxytocin (ab120186), by ICC/IF. Increase of cytoplasmatic oxytocin receptor localization and correspondent decrease in nuclear oxytocin receptor correlates with increased concentration of oxytocin, as described in literature.
The cells were incubated at 37°C for 15 minutes in media containing different concentrations of ab120186 (oxytocin) in DMSO, fixed with 4% formaldehyde for 10 minutes at room temperature and blocked with PBS containing 10% goat serum, 0.3 M glycine, 1% BSA and 0.1% tween for 2h at room temperature. Staining of the treated cells with ab87312 (5 µg/ml) was performed overnight at 4°C in PBS containing 1% BSA and 0.1% tween. A DyLight 488 donkey anti-goat polyclonal antibody (ab96931) at 1/250 dilution was used as the secondary antibody. Nuclei were counterstained with DAPI and are shown in blue.
This product has been referenced in:
- Pont JN et al. Oxytocin-Stimulated NFAT Transcriptional Activation in Human Myometrial Cells. Mol Endocrinol : (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22902539) »
- Blanks AM et al. Regulation of oxytocin receptors and oxytocin receptor signaling. Semin Reprod Med 25:52-9 (2007). Read more (PubMed: 17205423) »
- Neumann ID Stimuli and consequences of dendritic release of oxytocin within the brain. Biochem Soc Trans 35:1252-7 (2007). Read more (PubMed: 17956324) »
- Kiss A & Mikkelsen JD Oxytocin--anatomy and functional assignments: a minireview. Endocr Regul 39:97-105 (2005). Read more (PubMed: 16468232) »