Progesterone is a steroid hormone synthesized from the cholesterol derivative, pregnenolone, in the cortex of the adrenal gland. It is secreted by the corpus luteum and acts to prepare the endometrium for the implantation of a fertilized egg. During pregnancy, progesterone is secreted by the placenta in order to prevent spontaneous abortion and to stimulate the development of mammary tissue to produce milk.
- Product Form
- Synthetic progesterone conjugated to BSA - liquid
- Buffer Solution
- Distilled water
- Preservative Stabilisers
- None present
- Approx. Protein Concentrations
- 5.0 mg/ml (30 moles progesterone/mole of BSA)
- Protein Molecular Weight
- 76.6 kDa
- Store at -20oC only.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the protein. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
- 12 months from date of despatch
- For research purposes only
Applications of Progesterone
|Application Name||Verified||Min Dilution||Max Dilution|
Product Specific References
References for Progesterone
Krachudel, J. et al. (2013) Luteal insufficiency in bitches as a consequence of an autoimmune response against progesterone?
Theriogenology. 79 (9): 1278-83.
Trapiella-Alfonso, L. et al. (2011) Development of a quantum dot-based fluorescent immunoassay for progesterone determination in bovine milk.
Biosens Bioelectron. 26: 4753-9.
Daems, D. et al. (2017) Competitive inhibition assay for the detection of progesterone in dairy milk using a fiber optic SPR biosensor.
Anal Chim Acta. 950: 1-6.