Target Protein: Hepcidin 25
Immunogen Range: 60-84/84
Entrez Gene: 57817
Swiss Prot: P81172
Source: KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from human Hepcidin 25
Purification: Purified by Protein A.
Storage: Aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at -20°C for 12 months.
Background: The product encoded by this gene is involved in the maintenance of iron homeostasis, and it is necessary for the regulation of iron storage in macrophages, and for intestinal iron absorption. The preproprotein is post-translationally cleaved into mature peptides of 20, 22 and 25 amino acids, and these active peptides are rich in cysteines, which form intramolecular bonds that stabilize their beta-sheet structures. These peptides exhibit antimicrobial activity. Mutations in this gene cause hemochromatosis type 2B, also known as juvenile hemochromatosis, a disease caused by severe iron overload that results in cardiomyopathy, cirrhosis, and endocrine failure. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Cross Reactive Species: Human
For research use only. Not intended for diagnostic or therapeutic use.