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Type: Mouse IgG
Applications: IHC
E=ELISA; FACS; FC=Flow Cytometry; FPLC=Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography; GF=Gravity Flow; HPLC=High Performance Liquid Chromatography; ICC=Immunocytochemistry; IF=Immunofluorescence; IHC=Immunohistochemistry; IP=Immunoprecipitation; NAC=Non-adherent Cell Assays; NB=Neutralization of Bioactivity; SE=Sandwich ELISA; TPE=Targeted Protein Expression; WB=Western blotting; ; AC=Adherent Cell Assays; FM=Fluorescent Micsroscopy; ; ; BSC-CM5= Biacore Sensor Chip CM5; BSM=Biosactive Small Molecule or Peptide; CDM=Cell Differentiation Media; ; ; ; ; ; Health and Fitness; ; ; DNA Extraction/Purification; ; In vivo Like Assays
Species Reactivity: H
B=Bovine; Ca=Cat; Ch=Chicken; D=Dog; EQ=Equine; GP=Guinea Pig; H=Human; M=Mouse; P=Porcine; Pr=Primate; R=Rat; Rb=Rabbit; Y=Yeast; Xe=Xenopus; Ze=Zebrafish; ; ; ; NA-Not Applicable; STP=Step-Tactin Proteins; All
Format: Affinity Purified - liquid

The apelin receptor (APJ receptor) has been identified as the endogenous receptor for the peptide apelin.  Previous to the identification of apelin, APJ was considered an orphan G protein coupled receptor.  The apelin receptor (both by immunohistochemistry and in situ) has been localized to the CNS and is currently thought to play a role in stress response, feeding behavior and haemodynamic homeostasis.  However, because of a broad distribution the apelin receptor and its endogenous ligand may be involved in a wide range of biological process yet to be determined. It is an alternative coreceptor with CD4 for HIV-1 infection and maybe involved in the development of AIDS dementia.

APJ: Customer Publications


Image: Confocal microscopy of rabbit gastric gland distinguishing the distribution of HDC and the apelin receptor. Green pseudocolor: FITC-coupled polyclonal anti-HDC ab. Red pseudocolor: TRITC-coupled monoclonal anti-APJ receptor ab. Two cells in this gland show specific anti-AJP receptor and anti-HDC staining. Right: a higher magnification scan of the cell in the top right corner of the left panel showing peripheral APJ receptor localization and central perinuclear HDC staining. Physiol. Genomics 25: 153-165, 2006