Oxytocin-SAP [IT-46, KIT-46]

a tool for eliminating cells that express oxytocin receptor; targeted via native oxytocin peptide, eliminated via saporin

SKU: IT-46 Category: Reactivity: Mouse, rat | Conjugate: saporin | Usage: eliminates cells |
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Oxytocin is a nine amino acid peptide with a structure similar to vasopressin, and is a hormone released by the posterior pituitary. Peripheral activity of oxytocin is linked primarily to lactation and labor-related uterine contractions. Within the brain, oxytocin receptor-positive neurons have been studied with regard to their sensitivity to leptin and involvement in satiety.

Oxytocin-SAP is a chemical conjugate of native oxytocin peptide and the ribosome-inactivating protein, saporin. It specifically eliminates cells that recognize and internalize oxytocin in rat and mouse.

Oxytocin-SAP is available individually (Cat. #IT-46) or as a kit (Cat. #KIT-46) which includes Oxytocin-SAP and Blank-SAP (Cat. #IT-21).

Targeting Collection (Cat. #TC-01) is sample pack of targeted toxins is useful in studying various aspects of satiety, appetite, and metabolism. It contains samples of NPY-SAP (Cat. #IT-28)Oxytocin-SAP (Cat. #IT- 46)Leptin-SAP (Cat. #IT-47), and Saporin (Cat. #PR-01).