The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 20, 37 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 23, 25 kDa). Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
Growth hormone 2 (GH2) is a member of the somatotropin/prolactin family of hormones which play an important role in growth control. The gene, along with four other related genes, is located at the growth hormone locus on chromosome 17 where they are interspersed in the same transcriptional orientation; an arrangement which is thought to have evolved by a series of gene duplications. The five genes share a remarkably high degree of sequence identity. Mutations in this gene lead to placental growth hormone/lactogen deficiency. The major role of GH2 in stimulating body growth is to stimulate the liver and other tissues to secrete IGF-1. It stimulates both the differentiation and proliferation of myoblasts. It also stimulates amino acid uptake and protein synthesis in muscle and other tissues.