Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (CGRP), a cyclic peptide, belongs to a small family of peptides encoded by the calcitonin/CGRP gene complex. The calcitonin/CGRP gene complex consists of at least two genes, encoding for two forms of CGRP: -CGRP (CGRP-I) and -CGRP (CGRP-II). CGRP is synthesized and co-localized with calcitonin in the parafollicular C-cells of the thyroid gland and medullary thyroid carcinoma. It is principally considered a neuropeptide widely distributed in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Anti-Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide reacts with CGRP (rat). Cross-reactivity is observed with CGRP (human) and β-CGRP (human).
Anti-Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide antibody produced in rabbit has been used in:
- dot blot immunoassay
- fluorescent labeling
- confocal microscopy
- epifluorescence imaging
Anti-Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide antibody produced in rabbit was used for immunohistochemistry of trigeminal ganglia cell cultures at a dilution of 1:200 and for immunocytochemistry of mouse lung slices at a dilution of 1:500.
CGRP is thought to act as a neurotransmitter or neuromodulator, particularly in the regulation of autonomic (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, taste, food intake and sleep) and limbic functions. CGRP is probably involved with substance P in mediating neurogenic inflammation and transmission of pain stimuli via the peripheral nervous system.
Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide is a G protein-coupled receptor that binds receptor-activity-modifying proteins (RAMP)1, -2 and -3. CLR has been implicated in conditions such as obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, migraine and cardiovascular disease.
Supplied as a liquid containing 0.1% sodium azide as a preservative
Storage and Stability
For continuous use, store 2-8°C. For extended storage, solution may be frozen in working aliquots. Repeated freezing and thawing, or storage in "frost-free"freezers, is not recommended. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify by centrifugation before use.
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