Omentin, also called omentin-1, is a visceral fat depot-specific secretory protein.1 It is expressed predominantly in visceral adipose tissue but also expressed in stromal vascular cells, but not fat cells. Omentin does not affect basal but enhanced insulin-stimulated glucose uptake. Its expression is down-regulated by insulin and glucose.2 Omentin enhances the effect of insulin on the regulation of sugar within the body and therefore may be a factor in causing abdominal obesity and related diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes.3
>95% by SDS Page and HPLC
Protein Accession No.
State of Matter
Predicted Molecular Mass
The predicted molecular weight of Recombinant Human Omentin is Mr 34.977 kDa.
Storage and Stability
The lyophilized protein should be stored desiccated at -20°C. The reconstituted protein can be stored for at least one week at 4°C. For long-term storage of the reconstituted protein, aliquot into working volumes and store at -20°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles.
Country of Origin
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NCBI Gene Bank
References & Citations
1. Yang, RZ. et al. (1996) Am J Physiol. 290: 1253
2. Tan, BK. et al. (2008) Diabetes 57: 801
3. Shuldiner, A. et al. (2006) Diabetes and Nutrition
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