This peptide is HiLyte Fluor 647 labeled Extendin-4 (Ex/Em=650 nm/675 nm). A cysteine residue has been added to the peptide C-terminus, and the dye is conjugated to this cysteine via the cysteine thiol moiety. Exendin-4, an agonist of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor, induces release of insulin after food intake. Exendin-4 shares a 53% sequence homology with GLP-1. Derived from Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum, Exendin-4 has a longer half life than GLP-1 in the plasma, thus making it a more potent insulinotropic agent.
H - Cys(Hilyte™ Fluor 647 C2 maleimide) - His - Gly - Glu - Gly - Thr - Phe - Thr - Ser - Asp - Leu - Ser - Lys - Gln - Met - Glu - Glu - Glu - Ala - Val - Arg - Leu - Phe - Ile - Glu - Trp - Leu - Lys - Asn - Gly - Gly - Pro - Ser - Ser - Gly - Ala - Pro - Pro - Pro - Ser - NH2