||FUNCTION: Nociceptin is the ligand of the opioid receptor-like receptor (OPRL1). It may act as a transmitter in the brain by modulating nociceptive and locomotor behavior. May be involved in neuronal differentiation and development. SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Secreted protein. TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Expressed predominantly in the spinal cord and brain, being more abundant in the hypothalamus and striatum. Also found in small amounts in ovary. PTM: Specific enzymatic cleavages at paired basic residues probably yield other active peptides besides nociceptin. PTM: The N-terminal domain contains 6 conserved cysteines thought to be involved in disulfide bonding and/or processing. SIMILARITY: Belongs to the opioid neuropeptide precursor family.
||See product label
||A synthetic peptide (C-TG ARKSARKLAN Q) as part of rat Nociceptin peptide (aa: 139-151) conjugated to diphtheria toxoid
||There are no synonyms for this peptide; however the precursor protein contains: Neuropeptide 1; Nociceptin (Orphanin FQ; PPNOC; ORL1 receptor agonist); Neuropeptide 2
||IHC, 1-site ELISA. A dilution of 1: 1000 to 1: 3000 is recommended for both applications. This antibody may also be used for staining of nerve fibres in guinea pig myenteric plexus. Biosensis recommends optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
||Specificity has been tested by the use of different peptides including enkephalin, dynorphin and endorphin for absorption in immunihistochemistry.
||This antibody is known to cross react with guinea pig and rat.
||If you would like to use this product in another species other than those specified here, or to see the shared ID between the immunogen used here in different speices and/or other molecules, simply copy the immunogen (from the Immunogen field) and paste it HERE and blast/format it. Note that, antisera raised against synthetic peptides are quite often very specific for that peptide ie, only one single amino acid difference may be enough to restrict the specificity to a particular molecule. Regardless, you can always contact us if you need assistance with this.
||Reconstitute in 100 µl of sterile water. Centrifuge to remove any insoluble material.
||After reconstitution keep aliquots at -20°C for a higher stability, and at 4°C with an appropriate antibacterial agent. Glycerol (1:1) may be added for an additional stability. Avoid repetitive freeze/thaw cycles.
||Darland et al. (1998) Trends Neurosci. 21: 215-221