Leptin, the product of the ob (obese) gene, is a 16 kDa-protein consisting of 146 amino acid residues. Leptin is produced in the adipose tissue, and has an important role in appetite control, fat metabolism and regulation of body weight. Leptin targets the central nervous system, particularly hypothalamus, affecting food intake. Leptin levels are high in most obese individuals. Studies have shown that it may also influence reproductive function.
Each vial contains 0.1 mg IgG in 0.1 mL of PBS pH7.4 with 0.09% sodium azide.
Precaution of Use
Warning: This product contains sodium azide, which has been classified as Xn (Harmful), in European Directive 67/548/EEC in the concentration range of 0.1 - 1.0 %. When disposing of this reagent through lead or copper plumbing, flush with copious volumes of water to prevent azide build-up in drains.