ProDots Recombinant Human Flt-3 Ligand Protein

Supplied as ready-to-use 5 ug protein balls

Pre-aliquoted, lyophilized protein dots for use in cell culture medium

  • Rolls out of bottle for easy cell culture medium preparation
  • Eliminates time spent aliquoting
  • One protein dot can be used to make 500 mL of 10 ng/mL cell culture medium

Why use ProDots™ Proteins Instead of Standard Lyophilized Protein?

ProDots® proteins are designed to reduce cell culture media preparation time while ensuring optimal protein recovery and bioactivity. Unlike standard lyophilized protein, which is shipped as a diffuse residue within a vial, ProDots® proteins are neatly bundled into the shape of a ball. In this form ProDots® proteins can be rolled directly into cell culture media. ProDots® proteins rehydrate instantly in media to maximize the recovery of purchased protein and to reliably reconstitute it at a desired concentration for use in cell culture media. ProDots® proteins can be conveniently stored at room temperature where they will remain stable for 6 months or at 4 ºC where they will remain stable for 12 months. The accessible storage and high stability of ProDots® proteins makes them ideal for quick and easy preparation of cell culture media.

What are ProDots® Proteins?

ProDots® proteins are R&D Systems industry-leading quality, highly bioactive proteins packaged into easy-to-use lyophilized “dots”. Designed to be stable at 4 ºC and to dissolve instantly, ProDots® proteins can be rolled into cell culture media to quickly produce media with a desired working protein concentration.

  • Purity
    >97%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
  • Endotoxin Level
    <0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
  • Activity
    Measured in a cell proliferation assay using BaF3 mouse pro‑B cells transfected with mouse Flt-3. The ED50 for this effect is typically 0.2-1 ng/mL.
  • Source
    Spodoptera frugiperda, Sf 21 (baculovirus)-derived Thr27 - Pro185
  • Accession #
  • N-terminal Sequence
  • Predicted Molecular Mass
    17.5 kDa
    17-30 kDa, reducing conditions
Reconstitution Add ProDot directly to the medium or reconstitute in the vial at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage: Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
• 6 months from date of receipt at 2-8 °C as supplied.
• 1 month at 2-8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
• 3 months at -20 to -80 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Data Images
1 μg/lane of ProDots® Recombinant Human Flt-3 Ligandwas resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) conditions andvisualized with silver staining, showing major bands at 20-24 kDa.The multiple bands are due to variable glycosylation of the protein.
ProDots® Recombinant Human Flt-3 Ligand stimulatescell proliferation in the BaF3 mouse Pro-B cell line transfected withmouse Flt-3. The ED50 for this effect is typically 0.2-1 ng/mL.
Background: Flt-3 Ligand
Flt-3 Ligand, also known as FL, is an alpha-helical cytokine that promotes the differentiation of multiple hematopoietic cell lineages. Mature human Flt-3 Ligand consists of a 158 amino acid (aa) extracellular domain (ECD) with a cytokine-like domain and a juxtamembrane tether region, a 21 aa transmembrane segment, and a 30 aa cytoplasmic tail. Within the ECD, human Flt-3 Ligand shares 71% and 65% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat Flt-3 Ligand, respectively. Human and mouse Flt-3 Ligand show cross-species activity. Flt-3 Ligand is expressed as a noncovalently-linked dimer by T cells and bone marrow and thymic fibroblasts. Each 36 kDa chain carries approximately 12 kDa of N- and O-linked carbohydrates. Alternate splicing and proteolytic cleavage of the transmembrane form can generate a soluble 30 kDa fragment that includes the cytokine domain. Alternate splicing of human Flt-3 Ligand also generates membrane-associated isoforms that contain either a truncated cytoplasmic tail or an 85 aa substitution following the cytokine domain. Both transmembrane and soluble Flt-3 Ligand signal through the tyrosine kinase receptor Flt-3/Flk-2. Flt-3 Ligand induces the expansion of monocytes and immature dendritic cells as well as early B cell lineage differentiation. It synergizes with IL-3, GM-CSF, and SCF to promote the mobilization and myeloid differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells. It cooperates with IL-2, -6, -7, and -15 to induce NK cell development and with IL-3, -7, and -11 to induce terminal B cell maturation. Animal studies also show Flt-3 Ligand to reduce the severity of experimentally induced allergic inflammation.
  • Long Name:
    fms-like Tyrosine Kinase 3 Ligand
  • Entrez Gene IDs:
    2323 (Human); 14256 (Mouse); 493796 (Feline)
  • Alternate Names:
    FL; Flt3 ligand; Flt3L; FLT3LG; fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 ligand; SL cytokine
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