Name: Somatostatin Polyclonal Antibody
Description and applications: The hormone somatostatin, a cyclic polypeptide, was originally isolated in the hypothalamus and characterized by its ability to inhibit the synthesis of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. It comes as two isoforms, somatostatin-14; composed of 14 amino acids and somatostatin-28, a pro-hormone composed of 28 residues.
This antibody stains the D of the endocrine mammalian pancreas and particularly of the hypothalamic region. It has proved useful in identifying tumors and hyperplasia of pancreatic islets
Composition: anti-human Somatostatin rabbit polyclonal 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 aminoacids 1-14 of human somatostatin.