Prolactin

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Recombinant Human Prolactin

Product Type
Recombinant Protein
Product CodeApplicationsDatasheetMSDSPack SizeList PriceQuantity
PHP264 FN 50 µg
Prolactin (PRL), also known as luteotropic hormone (LTH), is a neuroendocrine hormone and member of the somatotropin/prolactin family, which is secreted by the anterior pituitary, under the regulation of neuroendocrine neurons in the hypothalamus. The primary function of prolactin is the stimulation of breast development, and promotion of lactation during pregnancy and suckling, but prolactin also exhibits a weak luteotropic effect. Elevated levels of prolactin can be associated with hypothalamic disease, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, chest wall trauma or irritation, and tumours of the pituitary, including prolactinomas.

Product Details

Target Species
Human
Product Form
Purified recombinant protein - lyophilised
Reconstitution
Reconstitute with 0.5ml distilled water
Care should be taken during reconstitution as the protein may appear as a film at the bottom of the vial. Bio-Rad recommend that the vial is gently mixed after reconstitution.
Preparation
Purified recombinant prolactin expressed in E.coli
Buffer Solution
Phosphate buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
None present
Activity
Determined by its ability to induce the proliferation of rat Nb2-11 cells in the concentration range of 0.1-1.0 ng/ml.
Purity
>98% by SDS PAGE and HPLC analysis
Approx. Protein Concentrations
0.1mg/ml after reconstitution
Molecular Weight
23kD (200 amino acid residues)
Endotoxin Level
<1EU/ug

Storage Information

Storage
Prior to reconstitution store at +4oC.
After reconstitution store at -20oC.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
Shelf Life
3 months from date of reconstitution.

More Information

UniProt
P01236 Related reagents
Entrez Gene
PRL Related reagents
GO Terms
GO:0005576 extracellular region
GO:0005829 cytosol
GO:0005148 prolactin receptor binding
GO:0005179 hormone activity
GO:0007166 cell surface receptor linked signaling pathway
GO:0007565 female pregnancy
GO:0007595 lactation
GO:0008283 cell proliferation
GO:0040014 regulation of multicellular organism growth
GO:0046427 positive regulation of JAK-STAT cascade
Regulatory
For research purposes only

Applications of Prolactin

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Functional Assays
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.