Phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.4 containing 0.01% sodium azide
Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
1 mg/ml (Please refer to the vial label for the specific concentration.)
Synthetic peptide - KLH conjugated
Immunogen affinity purified.
Peptide immunogen affinity column
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
The Glucagon Receptor mediates the effects of glucagon in controlling glucose metabolism by initiating a cascade of events that regulate the amount of glucose released from the liver into the bloodstream. Glucagon generally functions as a counterregulatory hormone, opposing the actions of insulin, in maintaining the levels of blood glucose, particularly in patients with hypoglycemia. In patients with diabetes, excess glucagon secretion plays a primary role in the metabolic perturbations associated with diabetes, such as hyperglycemia. Glucagon knockout mice exhibit reduced glood glucose levels, improved glucose tolerance, elevated blood glucagon levels, and normal insulin levels. Despite a total absence of glucagon receptors, these animals maintained near-normal glycemia and normal lipidemia, in the presence of circulating glucagon concentrations that were elevated by two orders of magnitude. A missense mutation (Gly40Ser) in the glucagon receptor gene is associated with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The glucagon receptor has been reported to be expressed in liver and adipose, but not in adrenal medulla. ESTs have been isolated from liver/spleen and kidney libraries.