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.
>97%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Measured in a cell proliferation assay using T1220.127.116.11 mouse plasmacytoma cells. Nordan, R.P. et al. (1987) J. Immunol. 139:813.
For a stock solution, reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS, or simply roll ProDot directly into cell culture medium for immediate use.
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 room temperature as supplied. • 12
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.
1 μg/lane of ProDots® Recombinant Human IL-6 was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized with silver staining, showing a single band at 21 and 20 kDa, respectively.
IL-6 (Interleukin-6) is a pleiotropic cytokine that acts in the acute phase reaction, inflammation, hematopoiesis, bone metabolism, and cancer progression. It contributes to chronic inflammation in obesity, insulin resistance, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, sepsis, and atherosclerosis. IL-6 signals through a receptor complex of IL-6 R alpha and gp130. gp130 is also a component of the receptors for CLC, CNTF, CT-1, IL-11, IL-27, LIF, and OSM. Soluble forms of IL-6 R alpha are generated by both alternative splicing and proteolytic cleavage. In a mechanism known as trans-signaling, complexes of soluble IL-6 and IL-6 R alpha elicit responses from gp130-expressing cells that lack cell surface IL-6 R alpha.
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