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Radioimmunoassay for orexin A.

A radioimmunoassay for orexin A has been developed. Anti-orexin A antiserum was raised in New Zealand white rabbits immunized with a conjugate of synthetic orexin A with bovine serum albumin. This antibody did not crossreact with orexin B, hypothalamic hormones, pituitary hormones, neuropeptides or gut hormones. Radioiodination of orexin A was performed with the chloramin T method, followed by purification of radioiodinated material on Sephadex G-25 column. Orexin A was extracted from tissues using acid-acetone. The assay was performed with a double antibody system. The dilution curve of acid-acetone-extracts of rat hypothalamus in the radioimmunoassay system was parallel to the standard curve. The recovery of tissue orexin A was about 80%,and the intra-assay and inter-assay variations were 5.2% and 7.8%, respectively. Orexin A was found in the hypothalamus, cerebrum and testis. These data suggest that this assay system is suitable for the measurement of tissue orexin A and that orexin A is found in the central nervous system and testis.[1]

References

  1. Radioimmunoassay for orexin A. Mitsuma, T., Hirooka, Y., Kayama, M., Mori, Y., Yokoi, Y., Rhue, N., Ping, J., Izumi, M., Ikai, R., Adachi, K., Nogimori, T. Life Sci. (2000) [Pubmed]
 
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