Anti-human FGF-21 Antibody, Rabbit pAb
Fibroblast growth factor 21(FGF-21) is a novel protein that has been implicated in the regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism under fasting and ketotic conditions1,2. In murine models, FGF-21 is predominantly expressed in liver, but it also expressed in adipose tissue and pancreatic β-cells3,4. FGF-21 stimulates glucose uptake in adipocytes. It also protects animals from diet-induced obesity when overexpressed in transgenic mice and lowers blood glucose and triglyceride levels when administered to diabetic rodents5. When administered daily for 6 weeks to diabetic rhesus monkeys, FGF-21 caused a dramatic decline in fasting plasma glucose, fructosamine, triglycerides, insulin, and glucagon6. Furthermore, elevated plasma FGF-21 concentrations in humans appear to be related to the presence of hepatic and peripheral insulin resistance7.
Recombinant full-length human FGF-21 expressed in E.coli.
The antibody detects circular human FGF-21
Solution in PBS.
Store at –20°C. For long-term storage, aliquot and freeze at -70°C. Avoid repeated freeze/defrost cycles.
ELISA- The antibody can be used at 2 μg /ml with the appropriate secondary reagents to detect human FGF21.
Immunoaffinity chromatography on a column with immobilized recombinant human FGF-21.
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