Store at -20°C, for extended storage, conserve at -20°C or -80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
This gene is a member of the sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family. It is structurally related to the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) gene and the encoded product is an endogenous ligand for CRF type 2 receptors. In the brain it may be responsible for the effects of stress on appetite. In spite of the gene family name similarity, the product of this gene has no sequence similarity to urotensin II.
Acts in vitro to stimulate the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (By similarity). Binds with high affinity to CRF receptor types 1, 2-alpha, and 2-beta (By similarity). Plays a role in the establishment of normal hearing thresholds
Sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family
In the organ of Corti, detected in the inner hair cell region (at protein level) (PubMed:12091910). Expressed in skin (at protein level) (PubMed:10690896).