Targeting Tools: NPY-SAP

NPY-SAP (Cat. #IT-28)

NPY-SAP is a chemical conjugate of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and the ribosome-inactivating protein, saporin. NPY is the most abundant neuropeptide in the brain and is involved in many processes from prenatal to mature animals. It promotes the proliferation of postnatal neuronal precursor cells and exhibits a diverse range of important physiologic activities, including effects on psychomotor activity, food intake, regulation of central endocrine secretion, and potent vasoactive effects on the cardiovascular system. Targeting cells expressing the NPY receptor makes this toxin an effective tool for studying the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

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