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Mouse His6 Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (mHis6TNF-α) #4698
Recombinant mouseHis6 TNF-α (mHis6TNF-α) Leu80-Leu235 (Accession #NP_038721) was expressed in human 293 cells at Cell Signaling Technology.
Recombinant N-terminally His6-tagged mTNF-α has a calculated MW of 20203. DTT-reduced and non-reduced protein migrate as 20 kDa polypeptides.
>98% as determined by SDS-PAGE of 6 μg reduced (+) and non-reduced (-) recombinant mHis6TNF-α. All lots are greater than 98% pure.
The bioactivity of recombinant mHis6TNF-α was determined in a L-929 cell viability assay. The ED50 of each lot is between 10-40 pg/ml.
The purity of recombinant mHis6TNF-α was determined by SDS-PAGE of 6 µg reduced (+) and non-reduced (-) recombinant mHis6TNF-α and staining overnight with Coomassie Blue.
The viability of L-929 cells treated with increasing concentrations of mHis6TNF-α in the presence of 2 ng/ml actinomycin D was assessed. Cells were stained with crystal violet at the end of treatment and the OD595 was determined.
Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells, untreated or treated with mHis6TNF-α for 20 minutes, using Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) (D13.14.4E) XP® Rabbit mAb #4370 (upper) and p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (137F5) Rabbit mAb #4695 (lower).
Less than 0.01 ng endotoxin/1 μg mHis6TNF-α.
With carrier: Lyophilized from a 0.22 μm filtered solution of PBS, pH 7.2 containing 20 μg BSA per 1 μg mHis6TNF-α. Carrier free: Lyophilized from a 0.22 μm filtered solution of PBS, pH 7.2.
TNF-α, the prototypical member of the TNF protein superfamily, is a homotrimeric type-II membrane protein (1,2). Membrane bound TNF-α is cleaved by the metalloprotease TACE/ADAM17 to generate a soluble homotrimer (2). Both membrane and soluble forms of TNF-α are biologically active. TNF-α is produced by a variety of immune cells including T cells, B cells, NK cells and macrophages (1). Cellular response to TNF-α is mediated through interaction with receptors TNF-R1 and TNF-R2 and results in activation of pathways that favor both cell survival and apoptosis depending on the cell type and biological context. Activation of kinase pathways (including JNK, ERK (p44/42), p38 MAPK and NF-κB) promotes the survival of cells, while TNF-α mediated activation of caspase-8 leads to programmed cell death (1,2). TNF-α plays a key regulatory role in inflammation and host defense against bacterial infection, notably Mycobacterium tuberculosis (3).
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- Lin, P.L. et al. (2007) J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc 12, 22-5.
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- 4370 Phospho-p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (Thr202/Tyr204) (D13.14.4E) XP® Rabbit mAb
- 4695 p44/42 MAPK (Erk1/2) (137F5) Rabbit mAb
- 9872 Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS-1X) pH7.2 (Sterile)
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