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Mouse AGRP Gene ORF cDNA clone expression plasmid, N-His tag

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    Mouse AGRP cDNA Clone Product Information
    NCBI RefSeq:NM_007427.2
    RefSeq ORF Size:396bp
    cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Mus musculus agouti related protein with N terminal His tag.
    Gene Synonym:Art, Agrt, Agrp
    Species:Mouse
    Vector:pCMV3-SP-N-His
    Plasmid:
    Restriction Site:
    Tag Sequence:His Tag Sequence: CACCATCACCACCATCATCACCACCATCAC
    Sequence Description:
    Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
    ( We provide with AGRP qPCR primers for gene expression analysis, MP200300 )
    Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
    Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
    Antibiotic in E.coli:Kanamycin
    Antibiotic in mammalian cell:Hygromycin
    Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
    Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
    His Tag Info

    A polyhistidine-tag is an amino acid motif in proteins that consists of at least five histidine (His) residues, often at the N- or C-terminus of the protein.

    Polyhistidine-tags are often used for affinity purification of polyhistidine-tagged recombinant proteins expressed in Escherichia coli and other prokaryotic expression systems.

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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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