Recombinant Mouse CCL17/TARC Protein (Catalog # 529-TR)
Measured by its ability to neutralize CCL17/TARC-induced chemotaxis in the BaF3 mouse pro‑B cell line transfected with human CCR4. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 0.75-3.0 µg/mL in the presence of 20 ng/mL Recombinant Mouse CCL17/TARC.
Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.
Chemotaxis Induced by CCL17/TARC and Neutralization by Mouse CCL17/TARC Antibody. Recombinant Mouse CCL17/TARC (Catalog # 529-TR) chemoattracts the BaF3 mouse pro‑B cell line transfected with human CCR4 in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). The amount of cells that migrated through to the lower chemotaxis chamber was measured by Resazurin (Catalog # AR002). Chemotaxis elicited by Recombinant Mouse CCL17/TARC (20 ng/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse CCL17/TARC Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB529). The ND50 is typically 0.75-3.0 µg/mL.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Human thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) also known as CCL17, is a novel CC chemokine identified using a signal sequence trap method. Mouse CCL17 was discovered as a dendritic cell (DC) specific gene by differentiation RNA display. Mouse CCL17 cDNA encodes a highly basic 93 amino acid (aa) residue precursor protein with a 23 aa residue putative signal peptide that is cleaved to generate the 70 aa residue mature secreted protein. Among CC chemokine family members, CCL17 has approximately 24-29% amino acid sequence identity with RANTES, MIP-1 alpha, MIP-1 beta, MCP-1, MCP-2, MCP-3, and I-309. The gene for human CCL17 has been mapped to chromosome 16q13 rather than chromosome 17 where the genes for many human CC chemokines are clustered. Mouse CCL17 is constitutively expressed in thymic DC, and at a lower level in lymph node DC in the lung. Recombinant CCL17 has been shown to be chemotactic for T cell lines and antigen-primed T helper cells. In humans, CCL17 was identified to be a specific functional ligand for CCR4 and CCR8, receptors that are selectively expressed on T cells.
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Lieberam, I. et al. (1999) Eur. J. Immunol. 29:2684.
Entrez Gene IDs:
6361 (Human); 20295 (Mouse)
ABCD-2; CC chemokine TARC; C-C motif chemokine 17; chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 17; MGC138273; SCYA17MGC138271; small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys-Cys), member 17; Small-inducible cytokine A17; T cell-directed CC chemokine; TARC; TARCA-152E5.3; Thymus and activation-regulated chemokine
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