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Rhesus AGRP Gene ORF cDNA clone in cloning vector

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    Cynomolgus AGRP cDNA Clone Product Information
    NCBI RefSeq:XM_001091740.1
    RefSeq ORF Size:399bp
    cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Macaca mulatta (Rhesus monkey) agouti related protein homolog (mouse).
    Gene Synonym:AGRP
    Species:Rhesus
    Vector:pGEM-T Vector
    Plasmid:pGEM-cynoAGRP
    Restriction Site:
    Tag Sequence:
    Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence. Please check the sequence information before order.
    Sequencing primers:SP6 and T7 or M13-47 and RV-M
    Promoter:
    Application:
    Antibiotic in E.coli:Ampicillin
    Antibiotic in mammalian cell:
    Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
    Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
    pGEM-T Vector Information

    The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

    pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

    The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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    Background

    Agouti Related Protein (AGRP, or AGRT), is an endogenous antagonist of the melanocortin receptors MC3R and MC4R found in the hypothalamus and exhibits potent orexigenic activity. AGRP can act as a competitive antagonist to proopiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived peptides at the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R), and that this homeostatic mechanism is important as a means of coordinating appetite with perceived metabolic requirement. AGRP is upregulated by fasting while intracerebroventricular injections of synthetic AGRP lead to increased appetite and food intake. Thus, AGRP is a powerful orexigenic peptide that increases food intake when ubiquitously overexpressed or when administered centrally.

    References
  • Ilnytska O, et al. (2008) The role of the Agouti-Related Protein in energy balance regulation. Cell Mol Life Sci. 65(17): 2721-31.
  • Pritchard LE, et al. (2005) Agouti-related protein: more than a melanocortin-4 receptor antagonist? Peptides. 26(10): 1759-70.
  • Sttz AM, et al. (2005) The agouti-related protein and its role in energy homeostasis. Peptides. 26(10): 1771-81.
  • Millhauser GL, et al. (2003) Loops and links: structural insights into the remarkable function of the agouti-related protein. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 994: 27-35.
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