Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
Insulin A chain, Insulin B chain, Proinsulin
Insulin is important in stimulating the uptake of glucose from blood in the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. It is secrered by pancreatic β cells throμgh a glucose sensing pathway. Insulin also increases cell permeability to monosaccharides, amino acids and fatty acids. Insulin is first formed as a precursor molecule, preproinsulin which is then processed into proinsulin and finally to the mature insulin hormone. A mature form of insulin has an A chain and a B chain that are connnected by two dilsufide bonds. Defects in insulin are the cause of type-II diabetes mellitus.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
E. coli expressed recombinant human Insulin
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA, and 0.01% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blotting (0.5-4 µg/ml). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.