Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
H1 , RLN1 , RLXH1 , bA12D24.3.1 , bA12D24.3.2 , preprorelaxin H1 , prorelaxin , relaxin 1 (H1) , relaxin H1
Relaxin is a peptide hormone belonging to the insulin gene superfamily. It is made by the corpora lutea of the ovaries during pregnancy in many mammalian species. The secretion of the hormone into the blood stream just before parturition results in softening and lengthening of the pubic symphysis and a softening of the cervix, which facilitates the process of birth. Relaxin-1 is proteolytically processed into a hetorodimer that has two peptide chains, A and B that are covalently linked by disulfide bonds.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat
Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues surrounding amino acid 130 of rat Relaxin-1
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. Other applications have not been tested. The antibody recognizes Relaxin-1 (~20 kDa) and its dimer form (~40 kDa) in samples from human, mouse and rat origins. Other species 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.