BackgroundCorticotropin-Releasing Factor-Binding Protein (CRHBP) is a 37 kDa secreted glycoprotein that binds both CRH and urocortin in a 42 kDa extracellular complex. The molecule is approximately 300 amino acids in length and demonstrates five intrachain disulfide bonds. Difference between CRHBP from different species exist, human CRHBP is found in plasma while rodent and sheep CRHBP is limited to neuroendocrine tissues. CRHBP may inactivate CRH and may prevent inappropriate pituitary-adrenal stimulation in pregnancy. CRHBP is presumed to either sequester CRH, rendering it unavailable to cells or transport it to target tissues. Although CRF-BP concentration in the human peripheral circulation is normally low, it increases throughout pregnancy and fall back rapidly after parturition.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM TrisHCl, 150mm NaCl, pH 7.5.
ALTnamesCorticotropin-Releasing Factor-Binding Protein, CRF-BP, CRF-Binding Protein, Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone-Binding Protein, CRH-BP, CRHBP, CRFBP