Name :
Recombinant Human Betacellulin Protein (hFc Tag)

Biological Activity :

Background :
Betacellulin(BTC) is a member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family. These soluble proteins are ligands for one or more of the four receptor tyrosine kinases encoded by the ErbB gene family (ErbB-1/epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), neu/ErbB-2/HER2, ErbB-3/HER3 and ErbB-4/HER4). Betacellulin is a 32-kilodalton glycoprotein that appears to be processed from a larger transmembrane precursor by proteolytic cleavage. This protein is a ligand for the EGF receptor. BTC is a polymer of about 62-111 amino acid residues. Secondary Structure: 6% helical (1 helices; 3 residues)36% beta sheet (5 strands; 18 residues). BTC was originally identified as a growth-promoting factor in mouse pancreatic β-cell carcinoma cell line and has since been identified in humans. It plays a role in the growth and development of the neonate and/or mammary gland function. Betacellulin is a potent mitogen for retinal pigment epithelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells.

Biological Activity :
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using Balb/3T3 mouse embryonic fibroblast cells.The ED50 for this effect is typically 5-40 ng/mL.

Expression Host :

Source :
HEK293 Cells

Tag :

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Amino Acid Sequence :

Molecular Weight :
The recombinant human BTC/Fc is a disulfide-linked homodimer. The reduced monomer comprises 321 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 36 kDa. The apparent molecular mass of the protein is approximately 43-46 kDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.

Purity :
> 90 % as determined by SDS-PAGE

State of Matter :

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Storage and Stability :
Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -20℃ to -80℃. Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃. It is recommended that the protein be aliquoted for optimal storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

Endotoxin Level :
< 1.0 EU per μg of the protein as determined by the LAL method

Protein Construction :
A DNA sequence encoding the human BTC (P35070) (Met1-Tyr111) was expressed with the Fc region of human IgG1 at the C-terminus.

Buffer Solution :
Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4.Please contact us for any concerns or special requirements. Normally 5 % – 8 % trehalose, mannitol and 0.01% Tween80 are added as protectants before lyophilization. Please refer to the specific buffer information in the hardcopy of datasheet.

Shipping :
In general, recombinant proteins are provided as lyophilized powder which are shipped at ambient temperature.Bulk packages of recombinant proteins are provided as frozen liquid. They are shipped out with blue ice unless customers require otherwise.

Redissolution :
A hardcopy of datasheet with reconstitution instructions is sent along with the products. Please refer to it for detailed information.

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References & Citations :
Shing Y, et al. (1993) Betacellulin: a mitogen from pancreatic beta cell tumors. Science . 259(5101): 1604-7.Riese DJ, et al. (1996) Betacellulin activates the epidermal growth factor receptor and erbB-4, and induces cellular response patterns distinct from those stimulated by epidermal growth factor or neuregulin-beta. Oncogene. 12(2): 345-53.Bastian SE, et al. (2001) Measurement of Betacellulin levels in bovine serum, colostrum and milk. J Endocrinol . 168: 203-12.

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