Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
Nampt, Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase, Pre-B-cell colony-enhancing factor 1 homolog, PBEF, visceral fat-derived hormone
Visfatin is a cytokine highly expressed in visceral fat and blood. This protein has also been reported to be a cytokine (PBEF) that promotes B cell maturation and inhibits neutrophil apoptosis. Visfatin is thoμght to have insulin-like activities and is able to bind insulin receptor and thus, may lead to lowering blood glucose levels.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
E. coli expressed recombinant rat Visfatin
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-rat Visfatin polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 30% glycerol, 0.5% BSA and 0.01% thimerosal
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot (0.5-4 µg/ml). Recombinant rat Visfatin (Cat.# 4909-100) can be used as a positive control. However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually. Other applications have not been tested.
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.