Relaxin-3 (H3 relaxin, Insulin-like peptide-7, INSL7) is a secreted protein structurally related to insulin, which is expressed primarily in the brain and central nervous system. Relaxin-3 has been identified as the ligand for the GPCR135 receptor, previously known as "somatostatin-like" or "angiotensin-like" peptide receptor, and also binds specifically to the LGR7 receptor, previously identified as an "orphan" G protein coupled receptor. Signaling by Relaxin-3 through its target receptors is, most likely, part of a CNS processing system, activated in response to signaling by neuropeptides and other factors. Intracerebroventricular injections of Relaxin-3 have been shown to cause a significant increase of food intake and body weight in Wistar rats. Recombinant Relaxin-3 is a 5.5 kDa disulfide linked heterodimeric protein consisting of a 24 amino acid A- chain and a 27 amino acid B-chain.
Human RLN3 expressed in E.coli
CAT# CSC-CTK0509-25 (25 μg); CAT# CSC-CTK0509-125 (125 μg)
Greater than 98% as determined by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analysis.
Less than 1 EU/μg.
Lyophilized from a sterile-filtered solution with no additives.
Please centrifuge product before opening vial. The lyophilized protein should be reconstituted with distilled, sterile water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. For further dilution, carrier protein (0.1% BSA or HSA) should be added to avoid loss of bioactivity.
Storage & Stability
The lyophilized protein, though stable at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, is best stored desiccated at -20°C. Reconstituted protein should be used immediately or stored long-term in undiluted working aliquots at -20°C. For long-term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
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