Glucagon Mouse anti-Human, Mouse, Rat, Clone: ICACLS, eBioscience
Mouse Monoclonal Antibody
Manufacturer: Invitrogen 14974382
Description: This ICACLS monoclonal antibody reacts with human, mouse, and rat glucagon. Glucagon is a peptide hormone secreted by the pancreatic alpha cells found within the islets of Langerhans. Glucagon functions as an antagonist to insulin and homeostatic regulation of blood glucose levels are maintained by the critical balance between these two hormones. Glucagon acts in the liver to convert glycogen to glucose by promoting gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis. Secretion of glucagon is stimulated by hypoglycemia, epinephrine, acetylcholine, and cholecystokinin, while secretion is inhibited by insulin and somatostatin. Abnormally high levels of glucagon are found in pancreatic tumors. Applications Reported: This ICACLS antibody has been reported for use in immunohistochemical staining, and immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections. Applications Tested: This ICACLS antibody has been tested by immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded human tissue using low pH antigen retrieval and can be used at less than or equal to 0.1 µg/mL. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest. Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE. Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC. Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.Glucagon is a 29-residue polypeptide hormone (MW 3482), produced in the pancreas. A related hormone, enteroglucagon (or oxyntomodulin), which is produced in the mucosa of the small and large intestine, consists of the 29 amino acid sequence of pancreatic glucagon extended by 8 additional residues at the C-terminus. The biological activities of pancreatic glucagon include glycogenolysis, lipolysis, gluconeogenesis, and ketogensis, which are antagonistic effects to those of insulin action, thus leading to increased blood glucose levels. Immunocytochemical studies have revealed the presence of pancreatic glucagon inside the A or alpha cells, which constitute 15-20% of the islet cell population. These cells are located preferentially at the periphery of the human pancreatic islets. Pathological manifestations of the glucagon-type peptide residue almost exclusively with the exsistence of tumors or glucagonomas, as no states of glucagon-cell deficiency or hyperplasia have been identified. Glucagon-specific antibodies would prove useful as a cell and tumor markers applying immunohistochemical techniques, and as an analytical tool in qualification of the hormone.
|PBS with 0.09% sodium azide; pH 7.2|
|P06883, P55095, P01275|
|GCG, GLP1, GLP2, GRPP|
|Human, Mouse, Rat|
|14526, 24952, 2641|
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