Name: Prolactin Antibody clone EP193
Description and applications: Prolactin is a peptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary that is necessary for the proliferation and differentiation of the mammary glands. Prolactin also acts in a cytokine-like manner and as an important regulator of the immune system. Prolactin has important cell cycle related functions as a growth, differentiating and antiapoptotic factor. Prolactin is secreted by lactotrophs in the anterior pituitary. Prolactin producing cells make up approximately 20 percent of the pituitary. Elevated counts of these cells have been observed in pregnant women, newborns and in multiparous women. An antibody to prolactin is useful for the identification of pituitary tumors.
Composition: Anti-human Prolactin rabbit monoclonal antibody purified from serum and prepared in 10mM PBS, pH 7.4, with 0.2% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide
Immunogen: A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues of human Prolactin protein