Protein Name & Synonyms:
Retinol Binding Protein 4
ELISA, Western Blotting
This product recognizes human serum Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4), a single-chain glycoprotein belonging to the lipocalin family, which is responsible for the transport of Retinol (vitamin A1) from the liver to peripheral target tissues.
In plasma, the RBP4-retinol complex interacts with transthyretin preventing its loss through filtration through the kidney glomeruli. Defects in RBP4 are a cause of retinol-binding protein deficiency and can cause night vision problems. RBP4 has been described as an adipokine that contributes to insulin resistance in mice.
This product recognizes free RBP4 and RBP4 in complex with transthyretin. It reacts with apo- as well as holo-RBP4. It recognizes human RBP4 in western blotting under reducing conditions.
Store at +4 °C or at -20 °C if preferred.
This product should be stored undiluted.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
If stored in this manner, this product is stable for 18 months after receipt.
Purified IgG - liquid
Phosphate buffered saline
Human recombinant Retinol Binding Protein 4
0.09% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
Spleen cells from immunised Balb/c mice were fused with cells of the mouse SP2/0 myeloma cell line.